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Kayaking Course – Botany


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SKU: Kayaking Skills Course Botany Category:


Kayak Course for All Types of Kayaks and Sit-on-tops

Our comprehensive Kayaking Course gives you the foundation skills to handle a kayak competently and safely. It includes instruction in,

  • Self-rescues
  • Assist others back on to their kayak
  • Loads of different paddle techniques.
  • Beach launching and landing
  • Steering with your paddle and rudder
  • Risk management
  • Clothing and equipment
  • Transporting kayaks
  • Simple tow systems

At the end of the course, you will have a deep understanding of what it means to be a great kayaker and loads of ideas to practice on your next adventure.

Course times: Saturday: 9 am – 4 pm (meet at Canoe & Kayak store)  

Our team takes pride in providing a fantastic learning day for you. This course includes all hire equipment. (There is no rebate if you supply your own) Participants provide their own personal paddling clothing, lunch and transport.

Testimonials: I’ve now done three training sessions with the Okura crew and they’ve all been fantastic. I highly recommend them to everyone… I would be happy to go back and do it again. Andrew N With the Yakity Yak Kayak Club Trust you can enjoy amazing adventures all over New Zealand with like-minded people. Join Canoe & Kayak for a discounted second day paddling on one full day tour to be approved to join the Yakity Yak Kayak Club. Alternatively, have a Yakity Yak Kayak Club Leader mentor you for your first club day paddle.

Sign up now to secure your place on an adventure of a lifetime.

For more information or to sign up please email us or call us on 09 265 2654

Canoe & Kayak, sponsors of the Yakity Yak Kayak Club. outdoors MarkOutdoorsMark is a national outdoor safety audit programme designed by the New Zealand outdoors community for the New Zealand outdoors community.

Additional information


Feb 9/10, Feb 23/24, Mar 9/10, Mar 23/24, Apr 13/14, Apr 27 /28, May 11/12, May 25/26

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