Canoe Club

Auckland Canoe Club

Kayaking together in Tāmaki Makaurau since 1954

Join the club

We welcome new members no matter what your experience level is!

Events calendar

Check out what’s coming up and come paddle or play with us.

Kayak hire and storage

Rent space in our lockable storage shed or a hire a kayak for the day.

About us

Find out why we’re one of the top kayaking clubs in Auckland.

Week of Nov 20th

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
22/11/2023(1 event)

5:30 pm: Wednesday Paddle


This paddle leaves from Ōkahu Bay boat ramp in front of the club’s storage shed at 5:30pm (on the water) every Wednesday. Everyone is welcome. We recommend that anyone joining the evening paddle has some experience or has attended a basic skills course.

24/11/2023(1 event)

5:00 pm: Vine House

24/11/2023 26/11/2023

Contact Matt Crozier or Trevor Arthur for availability and information.

25/11/2023(1 event)

5:00 pm: Vine House

24/11/2023 26/11/2023

Contact Matt Crozier or Trevor Arthur for availability and information.

26/11/2023(2 events)

5:00 pm: Vine House

24/11/2023 26/11/2023

Contact Matt Crozier or Trevor Arthur for availability and information.

8:00 am: Okahu Bay SKISL


On the water (OTW) for 8am, then until 10am or so

Based on the established SKISL (sea kayakers inspired to stretch their limits) model encouraged by Deb Volturno, and now in Orewa, Tauranga and Wellington.
A group of paddlers keen to get together to practice skills, learn new ones, teach new members and generally get confident in and out of the water to build a strong skill base.
Advance individual skills and keep paddlers safer, and able to explore further.
Not taught as a class, but a member-led session guided by more experienced paddlers.
Identify potential instructors and trip leaders, evaluate skills of new people for joining ACC trips and other activities.
Skills to consider
Rescues and re-entries of all kinds, assisted and individual. Introduction to these for those without formal instruction. Potential scenarios from trips. Paddling strokes and boat manoeuvring. Rolling and associated skills. Greenland skills. Surf zone acclimatisation, or even catching waves (at Orewa). Moving water (Tamaki Dr bridge), harbour tides. Wider discussion of navigation, paddling conditions, wind, waves, current, boat traffic. Boat fit-out, selection, exchange.
BASK version
Orewa version

Paddle and play with us

Auckland Canoe Club holds a range of events where we paddle and play together. Some events are just for members, but most are open to all. We encourage you to come along and see what we are about. If you like what you see, join the club!

Stay up to date!

Trip reports

Great Barrier Island

On this trip I was keen to visit Tarahiki Island, which sits in the Firth of Thames east of Pakatoa. This photo of Tarahiki was taken several weeks earlier, (from Rotoroa Island).

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All in alignment

A late afternoon session soon provided all the ingredients for sheer Angling Euphoria as I started hooking and landing 5 big snapper.

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About us

Auckland Canoe Club has been part of the kayaking scene in Auckland since 1954. It has a proud history of helping its members have fun on the water and improve their paddling skills. The club’s main focus is sea kayaking in the waters of Tāmaki Makaurau but occasionally trips are also organised further afield.

Our members are active participants in all types of paddling experiences that get them out on the water, including exploration and camping, social meandering, expeditions, rescue training, rock gardening and surfing. The club offers a variety of events, trips and training sessions and is run by volunteers. The club’s home base is its storage shed on the Ōkahu Bay boat ramp on Tāmaki Drive, Auckland. This facility and the club’s hire fleet are available for members.

Get in touch

For specific enquiries, contact the relevant committee member/s on the list below.

Written correspondence
P.O. Box 9271 Newmarket, Auckland.