Whanganui Journey - River Paddle New Zealand January 2023

Trip type: 
Sea or Lake Kayaking
Up to $2000
Start date: 
Friday, 20 January 2023 - 12:00pm to Thursday, 26 January 2023 - 12:00pm

This trip is a 5 day paddle called the Whanganui Journey, a 5 day river paddle on the Whanganui River and one of New Zealand's 10 Great Walks.

The river paddle will take place on 21-25 of January 2023 and I am seeking EOIs for up to 4 participants for this trip.

To be eligible for this trip, you must have:  

  • contributed to the club in the past in running trips, helping with the running of club activities (organisational activities included too), are/were part of the committee or exec.  
  • Priority would be given to members who have helped in running kayaking activities in the past.  
  • been on multi-day kayaking expeditions.  
  • know how to roll a kayak. 
  • have navigational skills. 

Conditions of participation

As a condition of participating in this trip, participants will be required to help with organising the trip. Tasks include: 

  • pre-trip organisation 
  • making reservations,  
  • helping with specific tasks during the trip,  
  • writing an article for Epic magazine, 
  • running future kayaking trips.  

Each participant will be allocated particular roles for the trip. 


Up to $2000 including flights, transport, accommodation, kayak hire, etc.


Participants would need to be willing to commit to: 

  • Long paddling sessions on Lake Burley Griffin. 
  • Multi-day sea kayaking trips 
  • Rolling practice
  • Grade 1-3 white water trips 

If you are interested in this trip, please provide a short statement explaining why you should be selected for this trip. Here is the proposed plan: 2022 Whanganui River NZ.

** EOI closing on 15th Nov

** This trip is partially funded by ANUMC Expedition and Adventure Fund.

Unlimited slots left.