All of NZWA’s whitewater workshops are very flexible, meaning we can cater for everybody’s individual paddling needs and skill levels. Our courses are designed to be fun and educational for all ages, from 13 to 100!

Of course, we also want to keep things separate for some groups. If you are between the ages of 13 and 18 and want to get into a kayak for the first time, or if you have done some kayaking with your school’s outdoor education programme and want to progress your skills further on new and exciting rivers, we have a school holiday kayak camp available this summer! Click below for more information.

– All NZWA workshops cater to your specific paddling abilities, and are designed to progress your paddling skills in the safest and most controlled way possible.

– All NZWA workshops include at least 20 minutes of ‘classroom’ time (don’t worry, our classrooms are next to the river, not crammed indoors!!) where we discuss the importance of river safety plus how to identify and manage hazards. 

– All NZWA workshop prices include gear and kayak rental. We don’t offer discounts for having your own gear. In our experience, jumping into many different sizes and types of kayak greatly improves your paddling overall. If you wish to purchase a kayak directly from us before or after a workshop, please head to our SHOP page and see what we have for you!

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