Kayak Instructors and Grade 2 Certificate Assessors

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

  • anyone holding a current NZOIA Kayak 1, or 
  • anyone holding a current British Canoe Union BCU Inland Coach Level 3, 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* 

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. Help other competitors choose! Rate your training or course experience on our Facebook page.

NORTH ISLAND

Location

Name

Phone

Address

Email

Website

Ohakune  Brian Connelly 027 823 3173  1016 Raetihi Rd, Ohakune  blz@slingshot.co.nz  
New Plymouth Peter van Lith - Canoe & Kayak Taranaki 027 608 3844 468 St Aubyn Street, Moturoa, New Plymouth canoekayak@maxnet.co.nz  
Bay of Plenty Tim Taylor - NZ Kayaker

027 668 9904 or

07 575 4707

Bay of Plenty tim@nzkayaker.com www.nzkayaker.co.nz or www.facebook.com/nzkayakfisher
Tauranga  Blair Anderson & Daniel Berger 07 576 4233  Taniwha Pl, RD2, Tauranga    www.waimarino.com  
Taupo

Canoe and Kayak

07 378 1003 54 Spa Road, Taupo taupo@canoeandkayak.co.nz

www.canoeandkayak.co.nz/taupo                    

 
Napier

Kiwi Adventure 
- David Tait 

 

06 845 9341
027 360 0086
  david@kiwi-adventure.co.nz www.kiwi-adventure.co.nz
Napier

Phil Dooney

    phil.rhonda@icloud.com  
Lower North Island

Mangaweka Adventure Company - Paul Eames

 

 0800 655 747

 Awastone

143 Ruahine Rd, Mangaweka

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

www.kaitunakayaks.co.nz

North Island wide Canoe and Kayak    see website for locations  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 09 976 7777 770 Great South Road, Manukau, Auckland lawrance@pacific.org.nz www.wero.org.nz

SOUTH ISLAND

Christchurch   Topsport Kayaking 021 516 175
021 337 018
  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   canterburykayaking@gmail.com www.canterburykayaking.co.nz
Mid Canterbury Tom Judkins     lynnejudkins@xtra.co.nz  
Lake Tekapo Peter Munro 03 680 6207 PO Box 160, Lake Tekapo pete.marg@xtra.co.nz  
Peel Forest Wayne Keenan 0800 425 772 RD22, Peel Forest info@alps2ocean.co.nz www.alps2ocean.co.nz
Peel Forest Julie Grant, Peel Forest Outdoor Pursuits Centre 027 262 6049   admin@peelforestoutdoors.org.nz www.peelforestoutdoors.org.nz
Gore   Southern Outdoor Instruction 
- Blake Hanna 
021 163 4003     outdoor.instruction@gmail.com  www.southernoutdoorinstruction.com
 
Invercargill  Adventure Southland 03 215 4221
027 469 8600
PO Box 5134, Invercargill administration@adventuresouthland.com  
Alpha Outdoors 03 213 0358
027 577 3111
Kayaks Plus
24 Watt Rd, Otatara, RD9, Invercargill
bruce@alphaoutdoors.co.nz  www.alphaoutdoors.co.nz
Murchison New Zealand Kayak School*  03 523 9611 4 Grey St, Murchison 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 51 Ortive St, Cromwell

Spud.billgodsall@xtra.co.nz

 
Wanaka

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

021 926 949
0800 926 925
 

info@wanakakayaks.co.nz

www.wanakakayaks.co.nz
*Offers white water kayak skills courses, including rolling, Grade 2 Cert is not issued through NZKS, however certification received through the NZKS will be accepted in place of a Grade 2 Cert.

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
Australian Kayak School   0450 832 430  Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne info@kayakschool.com.au www.kayakschool.com.au
Australia 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

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
Malaysia Riverbug Kiulu Whitewater Kayaking, Kiulu Sabah +60149152192 (wats app available) or +61042826200  Kota Kinabalu, Sabah  boykayak@gmail.com  www.riverbug.asia 

KAYAK HIRE

Christchurch PaddlerZone 03 341 3017 311b Blenheim Rd, Upper Riccarton info@paddlerzone.co.nz www.paddlerzone.co.nz
Auckland Fergs Kayaks  09 529 2230 12 Tamaki Drive, Okahu Bay racing@fergskayaks.co.nz www.fergskayaks.co.nz
North Island Canoe & Kayak        www.canoeandkayak.co.nz

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