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Grade 2 Kayak Certificate Course

The Coast to Coast is no small task! Our team knows this, we will drill the skills needed to keep you upright and racing fast and efficiently.


$999 inc gst

4 Days

Complete your training and Certificate for paddling Grade Two rivers for events such as the Coast to Coast.

Age requirements:

Appropriate for ages 16 and up.

Programme Outline

The programme overview is our typical 4-day Grade 2 Certificate course; however, plans may change due to river flows, weather, group needs etc.


We provide accommodation in our off-grid Cabins at no extra charge for the duration of the course.

What you will need to bring:

You will need to bring your own bedding (sheets, pillows and duvets or sleeping bag) and towels. We provide hand towels, bathmats, tea towels and cloths for cleaning. 

The bedrooms are not heated so please make sure you bring enough bedding to keep warm.


You need to bring all your own food and snacks – you will need a packed lunch in a dry bag for all days. 

The provided accommodation does not have refrigeration.

Our Guarantee

  • No cancellations. We have many sites to choose from to help make our courses resilient. We’ll do our best to run no-matter the conditions. In the unlikely event we have to postpone due to extreme weather, we’ll find a date that works for you.
  • No minimum numbers. Even if you’re the only person on the course – we’ll run! Lucky you.
  • No stress. Get your certificate within the four-day course or we’ll let you know exactly what needs to be done to pass. We can arrange private instruction at a discounted rate to help you get that bit further – so you don’t need to pay for another identical course.

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Course Schedule

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Gear List

On the course, we will be spending lots of time in the water, upside down and swimming come prepared for this.

We will use white water kayaks for the duration of the course, the skills are very transferable, and we don’t want to bash your nice race boats on the rocks.

Please inform us of the items you need us to supply before the start of your course and the sizes. This saves us bring heaps of gear out to the pool on the first day.

Compulsory Gear:

  • Thermal Polypro or woollen shirt
  • Fleece jersey or second polypro shirt
  • Woollen or Polypro socks
  • Pair of running shoes (these will get wet)
  • Towel
  • Spare change of clothes
  • Drink bottle
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Any medications you take


    Pool Kit
  • Togs + a thermal or rash top
  • A nose Plug and or goggles are optional but can make the learning experience much more pleasant.

Optional Gear:

  • Cap
  • Beanie
  • Thermal leggings (highly recommended on cooler days)
  • Thermos

Gear We Will Supply:

  • Helmet
  • Windbreaker jacket
  • Wetsuit
  • Personal Flotation Device (Life jacket)
  • White water kayak
  • Paddle
  • Safety equipment related to kayaking e.g. throw bag, pin kit, first aid kit, split paddle, bothy etc…

Gear We Can Supply on Request:

  • Thermal top or leggings
  • Fleece Top
  • Beanie

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We aim to provide opportunities for all to experience, learn and grow. Our safe, affordable, and quality outdoor and environmental programmes are designed to educate, challenge and inspire.