Kayak Instructors and Grade 2 Certificate Assessors

CTC Grade 2 Kayaking Skills Certificates will only be accepted from: 

  • an NZOIA Multisport Kayak Instructor (endorsed assessor), or
  • anyone holding a current NZOIA Kayak 1, or 
  • anyone holding a current British Canoeing Moderate Water White Water Endorsement or BCU (UKCC) Level 3 White Water, or
  • anyone holding a current Australian Canoeing Award Scheme ACAS White Water Instructor, or
  • anyone holding a current American Canoe Association ACA Level 4 White Water instructor or
  • any other assessor listed on the CTC website* 
  • other overseas instructors who can provide details of relevant qualifications & contact details (must gain prior approval from CTC)

*Please contact us if you wish to be listed on our website or gain approval to assess.

Competitors need to make their own decisions about the appropriateness of the provider they choose to train or assess for their Certificate.  Coast to Coast makes no judgement or warranty on the safety or quality of the operators listed on this website.  

Any operator charging a fee for their services should be certified and registered as an Adventure Activity provider with WorkSafe NZ.

Please Note: The Grade 2 Certificate also requires YOU (the competitor) to verify your own competence in the listed skills. 

The endorsed assessors are highlighted below, these assessors are NZOIA Multisport Kayak Instructors. Instructors listed as "NZOIA Kayak 1 or 2" are whitewater instructors qualified to also teach rolling. 

NORTH ISLAND

Location

Name

Phone

Qualification

Email

Website

New Plymouth Peter van Lith - Canoe & Kayak Taranaki 027 608 3844 NZOIA Multisport Kayak Instructor
NZOIA Kayak Level 1
canoekayak@maxnet.co.nz  
Bay of Plenty Tim Taylor - NZ Kayaker

027 668 9904 or

07 575 4707

NZOIA Multisport Kayak Instructor
Rescue 3 International Whitewater Rescue Technician
tim@nzkayaker.com www.nzkayaker.co.nz or www.facebook.com/nzkayakfisher
Tauranga Blair Anderson 07 576 4233 NZOIA Multisport Kayak Instructor    www.waimarino.com  
Taupo

Mike Pennefather - Canoe & Kayak

021 2929090

07 378 1003

NZOIA Multisport Kayak Instructor taupo@canoeandkayak.co.nz

www.canoeandkayak.co.nz/courses/

Napier

3 Peaks
- David Tait 

 

06 870 8344
027 600086

  3peaks@xtra.co.nz
 
Napier

Phil Dooney

    phil.rhonda@icloud.com  
Lower North Island

Mangaweka Adventure Company - Paul Eames

 

 0800 655 747

NZOIA Multisport Kayak Instructor

Skills Active Kayak Assessor

info@mangaweka.co.nz

www.mangaweka.co.nz
Rotorua  Bruce Webber 07 362 7600
027 210 0044
    www.morefun.co.nz 
Kaituna Kayaks - Bradley Lauder 021 277 2855   bradley@kaitunakayaks.co.nz

www.kaitunakayaks.co.nz

Hilary Hurst

021343451

 

hhurst@whhs.school.nz

 
North Island wide Canoe and Kayak 
021 2929090   info@canoeandkayak.co.nz  www.canoeandkayak.co.nz
Auckland  Ian Mercer  09 817 9540   ian.mercer@xtra.co.nz  
David Oosterdijk     david@oosterdijk.co.nz  
Wero - Shaun Higgins 09 976 7777 NZOIA Multisport Kayak Instructor
NZOIA Artificial Whitewater Course Kayak Instructor

shaun@pacific.org.nz
www.wero.org.nz

SOUTH ISLAND

Christchurch   Topsport Kayaking - Chris Stagg 021 516 175
021 337 018
 NZOIA Kayak 1  info@topsport.co.nz www.topsport.co.nz
Ian Huntsman  03 384 1986    i.huntsman@xtra.co.nz  

Canterbury Kayaking, Multisport & Whitewater Kayak School 
- Sam Milne 

027 316 3879 NZOIA Multisport Kayak Instructor Award
NZOIA Kayak 1 



canterburykayaking@gmail.com www.canterburykayaking.co.nz
Mid Canterbury Tom Judkins     lynnejudkins@xtra.co.nz  
Lake Tekapo Peter Munro 03 680 6207   pete.marg@xtra.co.nz  
Peel Forest Wayne Keenan 0800 425 772   info@alps2ocean.co.nz www.alps2ocean.co.nz
Peel Forest Julie Grant, Peel Forest Outdoor Pursuits Centre 027 262 6049  NZOIA Kayak 1 admin@peelforestoutdoors.org.nz www.peelforestoutdoors.org.nz
Gore   Southern Outdoor Instruction 
- Blake Hanna 
021 163 4003     outdoor.instruction@gmail.com  www.southernoutdoorinstruction.com
Dunedin Otago Kayak Racing Club - Brendan O'Neill 0212218393   brenooneill@gmail.com www.krc.ousa.org.nz
Invercargill  Adventure Southland 03 215 4221
027 469 8600
  administration@adventuresouthland.com  
Invercargill Southland Triathlon and Multisport Club – Rikki Griffin 0276669982   rikki.janine@xtra.co.nz  www.southlandtriclub.co.nz 
Murchison New Zealand Kayak School - Daan Jimmink 03 523 9611 NZOIA Multisport Kayak Instructor
NZOIA Kayak Level 2
mick@nzkayakschool.com  www.nzkayakschool.com
Westland 

Westland Canoe Club
– Andy England 

03 762 6782   

westcoastwhitewater@gmail.com

 
Cromwell

Southern Lakes Multi Sports Club
- Bill Godsall

021 442 626  

Spud.billgodsall@xtra.co.nz

 
Wanaka

Paddle Wanaka Ltd (trading as Wanaka Kayaks SUP & Sail) - Chris Thornton

021 926 949
0800 926 925
 

info@paddlewanaka.co.nz

www.paddlewanaka.co.nz
Wanaka

Best Foot Forward NZ - Bob McLachlan

0273010820 NZOIA Multisport Kayak Instructor 
Swiftwater rescue assessor

info@bestfootforward.nz

 

 

Or search NZOIA website for instructors 

 

AUSTRALIA

Cranbrook NSW  Penrith Whitewater  02 4730 4333   instruction@penrithwhitewater.com.au  www.penrithwhitewater.com.au
Grafton NSW  Philip Benfield 04 1887 6562   rescue3training@gmail.com  
Gloucester NSW  Barrington Outdoor Adventure Centre 02 6558 2093   adventure@boac.com.au www.boac.com.au
Nymboida, NSW Nymboida Canoe Centre 02 66494 155 3518 Armidale Road,
Nymboida, NSW, 2460
info@nymboidacanoecentre.com www.nymboidacanoecentre.com 
Scarborough WA  Western Paddle Sports 
- Dave Stevens 
08 9401 3287
0411 885 052
  westernpaddle@iinet.net.au www.westernpaddle.com.au
Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne  Australian Kayak School 0450 832 430    info@kayakschool.com.au www.kayakschool.com.au
Melbourne Peak Adventure - Jarad Kohler 03 9391 3647  

jarad@peakadventure.com.au

www.peakadventure.com.au/courses-and-camps-181.html

Victoria

Canoes Plus

 Ph 613 9857 0110

733 High St, East kew 3102, Victoria, Australia

info@velocitywatersports.com.au

 

www.canoesplus.com.au

 

Or search Paddle Australia website for instructors 

 

REST OF WORLD

Cumbria Joint Adventures 
- Adam McCluskey 

015394 49003
07967 380734 

Torver, Coniston, Cumbria LA128BS  info@jointadventures.co.uk  www.jointadventures.co.uk
Wales  Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer
- Mike Smith 
01685 848 309 Pontsticill Merthyr Tydfil CF48 2UR mike.smith@parkwoodoutdoors.co.uk www.parkwoodoutdoors.co.uk
Switzerland Hightide Kayak School - Dave Storey   Am Quai 1, 3806 Bönigen,
Switzerland
  www.hightide.ch
USA Nantahala Outdoor Centre 001 828 488 7240 Bryson City, NC, 28713 chris.hipgrave@noc.com www.noc.com
USA

Liquid Fusion Kayaking - Jeff Laxier

001 707 684 9459 Fort Bragg, CA  bearaware@gmail.com  www.liquidfusionkayak.com
Malaysia Riverbug Kiulu Whitewater Kayaking, Kiulu Sabah +60149152192 (wats app available) or +61042826200  Kota Kinabalu, Sabah  boykayak@gmail.com   
Canada Water Flow Paddling - Josh Askew 1 604 729 0801 Port Moody, British Columbia info@waterflow.ca www.waterflow.ca

For UK search British Canoeing website for instructors

For USA search American Canoe Association website for instructors

 

* Please contact us at riversafety@coasttocoast.co.nz if you wish to be listed on our website.