TRIP UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstance this trip has been rescheduled to Easter Sunday (Sunday 16th April) with adjusted meeting times in accordance with the tides on this new date.
Apologies for any inconvenience.
This trip has been designed to really utilise the tide times on this date. We'll be paddling from Memorial Park, round Motuopuhi Island (Rat Island) and up through the Waimapu River, exploring it's upper reaches. We'll have an incoming tide to assist us and then an slack/outgoing tide to help us back. We'll stop somewhere suitable on the river banks for lunch.
In total we'll cover around 12km (depending on how far up the river we wish to explore). Fine for beginners in sea kayaks.
Meet directly at Memorial Park at 9:00am, on water for 9:30am. Off water by 2pm.
High tide 10:40am
Bring a packed lunch as we'll stop somewhere along the banks of the river.
Hire kayaks available from Canoe & Kayak at 49 Totara Street.
All attendees need to be current club members and have completed a Canoe & Kayak 2 day sea kayak skills course.