Feel Totally Prepared for Your Race
If you haven’t spent much time, or (worse) no time, paddling the Waimakairi Gorge before Coast to Coast, then you’ll be taking a huge risk. No matter how good your skills are, not knowing the river is bound to lead to mistakes and will leave you feeling disappointed in your result.
With our 1-day Waimakariri Gorge Guided Trips, you’ll gain the experience you need on the race course with the support of our experienced guides, who are committed to keeping you safe. Once you feel comfortable paddling the Gorge and have learned the lines down every rapid, you’ll look forward to the kayaking stage of the Coast to Coast, because you’ll know you have what it takes to paddle to your potential.
Who are these trips for?
Our Waimakariri Gorge Trips are designed for grade 2 certified paddlers who want to gain more expereince with the Coast to Coast kayak section in a safe and supportive setting.
Your Waimakariri River Trip Includes:
Getting time on the race course sets you up for success in the Coast to Coast.
With Canterbury Kayaking, you’ll receive expert support from a professional guide who will keep you as safe as possible while you become familiar with the river.
Sam Milne is the most experienced kayak guide on the Waimakariri River. He has led more than 100 guided trips through the Gorge and is super passionate about helping multisport paddlers gain the experience they need to nail the kayaking stage of the Coast to Coast race.
We Have Over 200 5-Star Reviews
“I've been kayaking for several years and completed the Coast to Coast a couple of times, but always wanted to improve. My course was just excellent. We covered a whole range of skills, each one well explained and broken down into simple steps. I've come away with a whole lot more kayaking knowledge and confidence in my ability.”Phil Damen
"I had very little experience before doing my Grade 2 Course. Sam was patient, kind, and professional. He immediately sets a tone of good vibes, clear instruction, and safety. I got personalised coaching, which helped me get down multiple rapids. Now, I am stoked on kayaking. Doing this course might honestly be the best part of training for the Coast to Coast!"Joyce Yager
“Having not been able to get much time on the river, I was dreading the Coast to Coast kayak stage. My course massively exceeded my expectations and I learned a huge amount from Sam, which has set me up perfectly for the race. Now, I actually find kayaking fun!”James Brownell