New Zealand Kayaking Adventure

South Island, New Zealand

February 10-19, 2018

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Have you always wanted to experience the epic beauty of New Zealand? Does pristine rivers, thermal springs, rugged mountains, Lord of the Rings country and the wild West Coast sound like your idea of a vacation? Are you looking for an active getaway with the girls? Then this is the trip for you!

Option 1 – 10 Days/9 Nights: February 10-19, 2018

Our adventure will begin as soon as you step into our van! We’ll pick you up in the city of Christchurch, where we’ll hit Lewis’ Pass towards our first rivers of the trip. On the way, we’ll stop for lunch and a relaxing afternoon at a hot pool paradise! From there we’ll drive to beautiful Murchison, where we’ll spend four days at the famous New Zealand Kayak School. Whether you are an experienced paddler looking to improve your skills or brand-new to the sport, this IS the place to learn! After these four amazing days with our World-Class instructors, we’ll head southwest to the quaint town of Reefton. We’ll stop along the way to take in the sights, go for a paddle or stretch our legs on a beautiful hike before arriving at our lodge for a restful nights sleep. The next morning we’re back on the water for a 2-day wilderness river trip! Depending on your skill level, you’ll have the option to either kayak this amazing section of river or paddle in a guided raft! These days will be filled with exciting whitewater, while we’re surrounded by lush native forest teeming with wildlife. After we leave the silence of this steep canyon, we’ll head back to civilization and our lodge for the night. The next day, we’re back on the river and each group will head to skill-appropriate sections for yet another day of paddling as well as a trip out to the rugged and wildly beautiful, West Coast! Day 10 is a tour of the sights along the iconic Arthur’s Pass, with other amazing surprises in store! We’ll arrive back in Christchurch that evening and say our farewells to our new-found friends.

Option 2 – 6 Days/ 5 Nights: February 14-19, 2018

With this option, we’ll pick you up in Christchurch on February 14 and it includes all activities except for the 4 days of instruction at NZ Kayak School.

This active adventure is for every woman! Our fully-guided trip includes transportation from and back to Christchurch, kayak instruction and guiding, meals, lodging (including camping gear when applicable) and all side activities (hiking, hot pools, tours, etc).

Skill-Level Options:

Introduction to Kayaking – You will be immersed (literally) in the river. You’ll be taught the basic kayaking skills, rolling, good paddling technique and river reading skills that will develop your independence on the river. We use pool sessions, video and lots of underwater time to develop and enhance your skills. $3600 

Intermediate Whitewater Kayaking – If you already know that kayaking is life and the rest is detail, this course has some great hints for a long and happy life on the river. You’ll be set on course for a 100% roll and teach you to “power up the blade” for improved boat placement. More advanced river reading and picking the right trip are also covered. We aim to see you become independent, confident river-runners! $3600  

Advanced Whitewater Kayaking – This is all about making the move consistently, leading, having a bomb-proof roll, hole-playing in control and confidently running harder whitewater. Options and pricing – Email cwwcollective@gmail.com.

New Zealand Kayaking Adventure, February 10-19, 2018

**Registration closes September 30, 2017**

New Zealand Kayaking Adventure

Email cwwcollective@gmail.com for more info.

Space is limited so don’t miss out on the experience of a lifetime!