Exhausted from a big day on the Harrison, Sean, Rauri and Ewen manage to pluck up the motivation to paddle across the sound and walk into the Sinbad Gully. The river delivers an adventure that far exceeds their expectations. Dropping through a maze of rocks into the still waters of Piopiotahi provides a magical end to their epic trip.

Paddlers:  Sean Burrows, Ruari Macfarlane, Ewen Rodway.

Film by Ewen Rodway


Check out Part I of Sean, Ruari and Ewen’s

adventure here on Wilderlife.

We launched our Outdoor Community campaign in 2015 to showcase the diverse range of recreational pursuits that our member clubs and individuals are passionate about.

Our celebrated activity for 2022/23 is Whitewater Kayaking. Kayaking is a chance to explore the backcountry in a different way from tramping on land, and instead of being an obstacle to get past, paddlers can use rivers as a method of travel and source of adventure.

So, keep an eye out in places like Backcountry magazine and our Wilderlife.nz blog for stories, articles and resources on water kayaking. As always, if you or your club has ideas or stories to share, please get in touch. We would love to hear from you.