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Kayaking Course – Taupō


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SKU: Kayaking Course - Taupo 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.

This course is an approved course to cover the requirements to join the Yakity Yak Kayak Club and with the club, you can continue to "Grab Life By the Paddle”

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

Join the Yakity Yak Kayak Club and get an in-store credit when enrolling on this course. This unique nationwide club will help you continue to develop your sea kayaking skills and enjoy a whole range of sea kayaking trips with other like minded people.
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Please ask us about child and couple/family/group pricing.

Kayak and equipment are included in the fees. (There is no rebate if you supply your own)

Transport is not included; it may be possible to share a ride with other clients or the instructors if available.

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Additional information


13/14 April, 15/16 June, 31 Aug/1 sept