We are a world-class, kayaker-oriented operation based in the South Island of New Zealand, one of the world’s premiere white water destinations. Heading into its’ 29th year, the New Zealand Kayak School in Murchison is owned and operated by two of New Zealand’s top white water instructors – Daan Jimmink and Jess Matheson.
We run residential white water kayak courses for beginners, intermediate and advanced kayakers. We have a range of other courses available including river rescue, instructor training, Grade 2 Certificates, guiding and custom training. Each course is tailored to meet your white water needs. The New Zealand Kayak School also offers a lodge, accommodation, training pond, shop, rentals, repairs, local advice and river information.