About us

We are proud of our reputation as both a high performance centre as well as an ideal base for those that just love to participate in paddling at whatever level! Our facilities are available to book for community and private events and we often host other paddling groups for activities such as Waka Ama regattas and surf lifesaving time trials.

Some of New Zealand’s greatest paddlers across canoe sprint, marathon and multisport disciplines have learned to paddle and built their talents at our club.  This is includes kayaking greats such as Olympians Ian Ferguson and Paul MacDonald, Lisa Carrington, Ben Fouhy, Steven Ferguson, Erin Taylor, Teneale Hatton and Caitlin Ryan.  The multisport elite include Coast to Coast’s legend Gordon Walker.  We are also pleased to support the majority of Canoe Racing New Zealand’s current High Performance Squad, New Zealand Team, and their coaches.

We regularly take a big contingent of paddlers to National and North Island champs. You don’t need to own a canoe or a paddle to participate. If you want to test yourself, get fit in a fun way, or just try out a sport you’ve seen on TV but never tried, we’d love for you to contact us to give it a go.

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