KidsXpress Clarence River Challenge 2018

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Hanmer Springs

Hanmer Springs, Canterbury

New Zealand

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Event description

Description

A river journey of 4 nights and 5 days stretching over 180 km

The start point for the river journey is over Jacks Pass into the Clarence Valley from the town of Hanmer Springs. We'll spend a night in Hanmer pre trip and the first day on the river will be a gentle afternoon negotiating the first gorge down to Camp 1.

The following days you will spend 2-8 hours on the river each day. The river is interesting with lots of bends, braids, calm stretches and fun rapids. The rapids are of not more than Grade 2-3 meaning there is some manoeuvring to do around mid stream obstacles, some nice waves and challenges around what line to take, but it is by no means intimidating.

Some of the time is spent scenic floating and soaking up the beautiful surrounds. We are travelling between the seaward and inland Kaikoura Mountain ranges so we are for sure in a remote part of New Zealand’s backcountry. The New Zealand weather can dictate what we wear but often we are in warm sunny conditions floating along in a cotton shirt, shorts and sun hat, swimming in pools to keep cool.

The camping is a pleasure due to the fact that we take a gear raft down the river with us so we have room for some home comforts like chairs to sit in for dinner and around the evening camp fires. We carry large coolers for fresh food and kitchen boxes contain all our eating and cooking equipment. Personal equipment is carried in large dry bags.

We provide fantastic meals with all meals cooked over the campfire using camp oven style cooking. Menus are prepared to suit any individual dietary requests. You will not go hungry!! The finish of the trip is very close to the ocean north of Kaikoura at Clarence. After a short drive we are back in the seaside town of Kaikoura for an overnight stay before heading back to Christchurch.

Registration Fee: $200

Remaining Balance: $1,695

Sponsorship: $1,000

Email Lucie.Lochrin@kidsxpress.org.au with any questions relating to the challenge or reaching the sponsorship.target.

Date and Time

Location

Hanmer Springs

Hanmer Springs, Canterbury

New Zealand

View Map

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Save This Event

Event Saved