Club Trips and Events

Stephens Bay to Riwaka and Motueka – 22 June

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Yellow
  9:30am for 10 am on the water
  Jo Kay 0211169877 president@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
From Stephens Bay follow the coast eastwards to the Riwaka inlet and the Motueka River mouth, lunch near the base of Motueka Sandspit, Ruamanuka, then return. Approx 20 km
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Tahuna Boulder Bank End – 6 July

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Yellow
  
  Vince Riepen training@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
From Tahuna beach, paddle on the inside of the Boulder Bank to the Northern end next to the Wakapuaka sand flats
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Kaiteriteri to Adele Is – 20 July

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Orange
  
  Angela Murton info@murtons.co.nz
Launch from the boat ramp end of the beach at Kaiteriteri, paddle around Adele Island and return
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Pepin Island – 3 August

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Orange
  
  Bob Gordon 0212097336 pooltraining@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
Paddle around Pepin Island at Cable Bay and explore the many arches, caves and chasms.
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Lake Rotoroa/Sabine Hut 16-18 August

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Orange
  6.30 pm on the water
  Diane Winter newsletter@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
16-18 August

Paddle up to Sabine Hut under a full moon. Stay 2 nights and paddle out on Sunday

Must be capable of self -rescue & paddle fit
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Waimea Estuary Meander – 31 -August

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Yellow
  
  Margot and Peter Syms 0276151030 treasurer@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
From Grossi Point in Mapua explore the Waimea Estuary including Bells Island
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AGM – 18 September

Type: General Event
Minimum Ability/Grade: Not Applicable
  6 pm
  Mary Caldwell 0273207393 sparrow5279@gmail.com
The AGM will be held at the Nelson Bowling Club rooms on Wednesday evening, the 18th September. The meeting will be followed by a dinner, awards, Guest Speaker and photo competition. We are making some alterations to the constitution to make sure it is relevant and meeting legal requirements which will require approval from club members. A summary and detailed changes will be available for you to study beforehand. The dinner will be provided at a cost of $7 per head and will include some pre meal nibbles, main and dessert courses, juice, tea and coffee. BYO alcoholic refreshments.
Awards are for Services to the club, Most Improved Beginner, the Golden Boot award for the best Howler story, The categories for the photo competition are Land/sea scape, People/Character, Hut/Camp life and Humour. Photos need to have been taken during a kayak trip in the last 12 months and should be printed on photo paper, standard size (6x4 or there abouts)
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Kaiteriteri to Watering Cove – 22nd September

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Orange
  
  Liz Wynne-Jones 0273202773 swynne@slingshot.co.nz
Meet at Kaiteri teri and paddle to Watering cove. May visit Adele Island on the way there or on the return
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Monaco Island

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Yellow
  
  Bevan Walker 035447877 nflight@xtra.co.nz
Explore the Monaco Islands in the Waimea Estuary
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West Coast Lakes – Labour Weekend – 25 – 28 October

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Yellow
  
  Diane Winter, Co- leader Mary Caldwell 0272613388 Newsletter@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
Camp Friday night at Okarito, Saturday Explore the Lagoon on the incoming spring tide and stay at Lake Windemere Hut, or camp, at the Northern end of the Lagoon. The Kotuku (White Herons) will be nesting and there is a possibility of seeing Kiwis
Paddle Lake Windemere and explore the surrounding coast. Sunday night travel north to stay at the camp site at Lake Mahinapua, just south of Hokitika, paddle on Monday then return home in the afternoon. Approximately 6 hours travel to Okarito.
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Keneperu Sound – Cowshed Bay to Ferndale and St Omer – 9 November

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Yellow
  
  Diane Winter 0272613388 newsletter@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
Leave from Cow Shed Bay and paddle around Keneperu sound, visiting Ferndale camp site, St Omewr and ship wrecks. Option to stay overnight at Cow Shed Bay or Mistletoe bay and paddle again on Sunday from Mistletoe Bay
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Queen Charlotte – Mistletoe Bay to Lochmara and Double Bay – 10th November

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Orange
  
  Diane Winter 0272613388 newsletter@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
Paddle from Mistletoe Bay to Double Bay, return via Lochmara for lunch or coffee.
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Tennyson Inlet Ramshead – 22 – 24 November

Type: Peer Group Lead / Instruction
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Orange
  
  Bevan Walker 035447877 nflight@xtra.co.nz
Friday night BBQ at Bevan's bach in Penzance Bay, Saturday paddle out into Tennyson inlet then to Ramshead in Tawhitinui Reach. Camp on the beach. Practice self and assisted rescues, paddle float use. If conditions not suitable we can go to Tawa Bay to camp and practice skills
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Maitai River – 30th November

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Yellow
  
  Karen and Chris Tews 0212163395 karentews14@gmail.com
Launch from the boat ramp on Vickerman st atthe Port, Travel up the Maitai River on the ingoing tide. Lunch or coffee at Riverside cafe and finish at the Anchor Bar and Grill for refreshments.
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Christmas Paddle – Waimea Estuary – 14th December

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade:
  
  Jo Kay 0211169877 president@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
Paddle around the Waimea Estuary. Enjoy some shared Christmas treats on one of the beaches. Return to David Martins place on Bronte Rd for BBQ and socialising. Decorate your boats and yoursELVES with festive regalia.
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Rabbit, Bests and Bells Is – 11th January

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Yellow
  
  Mary Caldwell 0273207393 sparrow5279@gmail.com
From the boat ramp on the South Eastern side of Rabbit Island, paddle around Bests and Bells Island.
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French Pass to East D’Urville – 24 – 27 January

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Red
  
  Angela Muton 0274441546 info@murtons.co.nz
Camp at French Pass Friday Night, paddle up the East Coast of D'Urville and camp, returning the following day. Murtons Launch as support boat.
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Tata Beach to Mutton Cove

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Orange
  
  Diane Winter 0272613388 newsletter@nelsonkayakers.co.nz
Paddle from Tata Beach, around Separation Point and camp at Mutton Cove in the Northern section of Abel Tasman
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Delaware Bay to Hori Bay

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Orange
  
  Bevan Walker 035447877 nflight@xtra.co.nz
Leave Delaware Bay on the morning outgoing tide, paddle to Hori Bay and spend awhile there, returning back to Delaware Bay on the incoming tide. Trolley wheels advised to carry kayaks over mudflats.
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Kaiteriteri to Anchorage, Abel Tasman

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Orange
  
  Diane Winter 0272613388 newsletter@nelsonkaykers.co.nz
Paddle from Kaiteriteri to Anchorage, stay overnight either camping or in the Hut. Need to book campsite or hut space
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Okiwi Bay to the Islands

Type: Peer Group Paddle
Minimum Ability/Grade: Sea Kayak - Orange
  
  Liz Wynne-Jones 0273202773 swynne@slingshot.co.nz
Leave from Okiwi Bay and paddle around the bay and out to the Islands
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