Where?  The Waitakere River, west Auckland

When?  7th of April 2018


  • [A] because it’s there;
  • [B] you might never get the opportunity again;
  • [C] it will raise funds for a mighty conservation and education project;
  • [D] all of the above

[ Yes, correct answer is D]

This one off paddle venture is to raise funds for Matuku Link, a conservation and education venture in the Bethell’s Valley. Protection of wildlife, replanting the wetland forest and converting an old barn to a Wetland Education Centre are our aims. The navigable part of  Waitakere river is accessible only from private land and on this one day, access will be allowed.

Supported by: Auckland Canoe and Kayak (kayaks and safety support crew); Bethell’s Beanz (coffee makers), Babich wines and many others!

Limited tickets available for only $60 each, all gear (kayaks, paddles, life vests etc) and instruction provided. Suggested minimum age is 12 years. Please indicate your preference for the start time of your two hour peddle: 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm or 3 pm – Update per 28th February: all SOLD OUT! Sorry!

Contact us for tickets and more info: 021-2207136 or email us at matukulink@gmail.com.