Single Kayak Lesson and Trip in Okere Falls
Control gates to Bottom Hole. Safe flows - all gates at 200 to 500. The Kaituna river offers numerous features that seem to have been especially designed with the white water paddler in mind. The top 400m section of the river has a slalom course. There are easy currents and eddies for the beginner, friendly waves and nothing too intimidating. The chute rapid is the first main rapid. It has fast currents but no rocks and lots of recovery space. It is a good rapid for absolute beginners to paddle down under supervision, adding some challenge and sense of achievement at the end of a first half day lesson. This top river section also has “the top hole”. This is a unique shallow hole that is ideal for learning the basics of surfing and spinning. The instructor can stand in the water and hold your boat as you learn the dynamics of a hole. You can get the feel of using the water for support and to maneuver, spinning and controlling your boat confidently whilst the instructor’s hand on your boat avoids any upside down mishap. These skills learnt so securely in the top hole will give you good boat control for your general paddling. They are also the fundamental skills for freestyle paddling. Rates: 199$ per person per day If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
- Captain is not included.
- This vessel is rented without a captain. Customers can operate the vessel.
- 1 guest
- Boards & Paddles
Join us for a fun kayaking activity in Okere Falls, Bay Of Plenty, NZ.
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
Full refund up to 5 days prior.