This is a water based session, to learn the basic skills of sit on kayaking

  • learn to set-up, control and enjoy your kayak at a basic level
  • Learn how to paddle effectively
  • Learn the best method and become confident on climbing back onto your kayak after coming off into the water
  • Become confident in rescuing someone else in the event of them coming off their kayak, when you are out with another person

Course includes:

  • Instruction
  • Kayak and equipment (but you are most welcome to use your own)

What you need to bring:

  • Wetsuit or warm clothing (thermals or fleece) to go paddle in – NO Jeans
  • Sandals / aqua shoes, or footwear that can get wet
  • Sun glasses
  • togs
  • towel
  • sunblock
  • drink
  • raincoat or paddle jacket.


  • From Base – Unit 2, 876 Acacia Bay Road, Acacia Bay, Taupo


  • This course is run on a demand basis, flexible on time, so bookings are essential via phone
  • Allow 2-3 hours dependant on group size


  • Private lesson (1 on 1) $200.00
  • Groups of up to 4 people $100.00 per person. a minimum of 2 people required for a group lesson to run

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