Paddle craft

Find information and resources for recreational kayaking, waka ama and canoeing activities in New Zealand.
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A quick visual guide to rules and safety on water.

Know the rules

‘Rules of the road’ apply to all recreational vessels

Know and understand the rules before heading out.

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Maritime NZ encourages recreational boaties to use apps built for maritime use.

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