About Us

Canterbury's largest whitewater kayak club

The Whitewater Canoe Club was formed around 1980. We are the biggest whitewater kayak club in New Zealand, with a membership of about 200.

The club is a member of Whitewater NZ (the national association) www.rivers.org.nz

The club organises kayaking trips on South Island rivers, ranging from Grades 2 to 4, runs kayak races, and has a comprehensive beginners course scheme.

The club participates in river and water management and conservation issues that affect our enjoyment of the rivers we paddle.

The club is managed by a Committee that is elected annually. We are a registered Incorporated Society and have a constitution which governs what we do, what members can expect and what is expected of them. Contact the club if you wish to find out more.