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 Jul 8th

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
10/07/2024(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.

Okahu Bay
13/07/2024(1 event)

9:30 am: Beginners Kayak Training #3


Beginners Kayak Training #3
Saturday 13th July 9.30am for 10am start
Okahu Bay boat ramp, next to Fergs

Six Rescues Every New Kayaker Needs to Know About
1 - Back deck rescue
2 - Heel hook rescue
3 - Paddle float rescue
4 - Rope ladder rescue
5 - Paddle float re-enter & roll up
6 - Eskimo roll demo

Come and find out how to get the most out of your kayak with less effort.

Please RSVP to Peter Van Kuyk 021 02521256 by 6pm Friday 12th July.

Bring lunch, change of clothes & towel. A wetsuit or drysuit would be recommended.

Okahu Bay
14/07/2024(1 event)

8:00 am: Sunday Morning Paddle


The Sunday morning paddle sets off from the Okahu Bay boat ramp at 8am. The average time for the paddle is around 2 to 3 hours, and the distance is around 10km. This is a ‘keep fit, feel good’ kind of paddle.

The trip leader will plan a paddle that reflects the abilities of the group. If needed, he will run you through the basics of setting up, and getting in and out of the kayak.

This paddle is an excellent introduction to kayaking and the club, or just a nice way to have a gentle outing with other club members.

Contact: Terry Price; Text to 0274 739 081

Okahu Bay

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!

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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.