Thursday Club Nights at the Tail Race during daylight savings (Tail race will be flowing as long as lake levels are adequate)

Come down between 5.30 and 7.30pm, we will do a mix of flatwater skills/play, games and if the tail race is running we will get on the white water. A good chance to brush up on those rolling skills, learn some new things or try out other boats.

Winter (non daylight saving) during the autumn/winter period Trustpower will generate on one Sunday a month for a good flow on the tail race. Check facebook for details which Sunday we have a flow. There is often a good flow at other times, particularly mid week when everyone is working and therefore electricity spot prices are high .

Local River Trips

All our rivers are rain dependent.

When the rain falls, check on facebook to see if anyone is planning paddling. You can also email the google group.


Local instruction

Club Tail Race Sessions (Thursdays during daylight saving time)

Let others know you are looking for instruction and we will help you.

Pool Sessions for rolling practice

These can be arranged when there is enough interest.

River rescue courses:

All paddlers are encouraged to attend one of these courses when they are available.

Recently a course was run in New Plymouth and a number of members attended.

They will be passing on some of what they have learnt on the Thursday sessions and during river trips.

When there is sufficient demand we will organise another course.

Please let us know that you are interested.

Canoe & Kayak - Taranaki run various kayaking courses. (see link)

Contact Shop at 468 St Aubyn Street, Moturoa, New Plymouth - Phone 06-751 2340

A bit further afield:

A couple weeks in Murchison with the New Zealand Kayak School is recommended

Canoe Polo

There is a separate New Plymouth Canoe Polo Association (NP Canoe Polo). Canoe Polo runs during the school terms 2 and 3 at Bell Block pool.

Adult league is on Thursdays and fees can be paid per term or per session.