Big Annual Trips

Zero 2 Hero

Learn to paddle white water! If you're a complete beginner, this is for you. We'll take you through the basics in a warm swimming pool before progressing to a lake and then finally spending a weekend at the Hurunui river - oh, and we'll also have a sick party on the Saturday night, camping beside the river.

Photos from 2014

White Water Week

An entire week spent at the kayaking mecca of Murchison. Builds on Z2H and provides an opportunity for rusty paddlers to get out again. Buller, Matakakitaki and whatever else is flowing usually gets a bit of a paddle. Grade 2 to Grade 3+


Typically later in the year, this week long trip explores the rivers around Queenstown, Mavora lakes and Fiordland. Distracting yourself from the scenery and focusing on the paddling will usually see you doing sections on the Kawarau, Mararoa and Hollyford rivers. Suited for G3 paddlers or those looking for a scenic drive.

Photos from 2015

Video from the 2013 trip


A joint trip by the Otago University Canoe Club & UCCC sees a weekend of action on at the Tekapo artificial white-water course. This happens late in term 4 and is suitable for nearly all paddlers.

Helicopter Trip

Often late in the year, these trips are epic, flying a helicopter into a remote location on the west coast with the only return being to paddle down amazing river. Suitable for G3 paddlers and anyone on a raft.

Photos from 2013.