Explore the hidden treasures of our southern coastline as our ancestors once did.
The waka (canoe) has a deep spiritual and cultural significance in Maori culture. It is a prominent feature throughout the whakapapa (genealogy) and stories of our people
The revitalisation of waka on our river follows the strong cultural traditions of the past on the Waikouaiti River and links the indigenous people of Kāti Huirapa to the landscape.
Learn how to navigate a coastal river while getting to know our people, place, past and future, discover the seaside hidden gem that is Karitane.
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Refreshments and light snacks
Warm clothing in case of changing weather conditions.
You can expect to get wet from the knees down so you may like to bring a change of clothes.