All you need to know about the race and the required equipment can be found in the Competitors handbook – 2017 Handbooks are updated with full details and are now specific to each event - make sure you download the correct handbook and let us know if we have missed anything.

Please make sure you check for any updates to the handbook and rules in January 2017 prior to departing for the race.

Select Handbooks & Rules from the menu above for more information on Handbooks, Race Rules and Terms and Conditions.

Kayak Hire

International kayak hire can be organised by contacting one of the following kayak businesses:

Canoe & Kayak - North Shore Ascension Place
Mairangi Bay, North Shore, Auckland 
Tel: (+64) 09 479 1002
Fergs Kayaks - Auckland 12 Tamaki Drive, Okahu Bay, Auckland
Tel: (+64) 09 529 2230
Paddler Zone - Christchurch 311b Blenheim Road, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch
Tel: (+64) 03 341 3017
Topsport Kayaking - Christchurch

Tel: (+64) 021 51 61 75

Please also note that most campervans cannot be fitted with roof racks for kayaks so alternative transport arrangements need to be made such as a second vehicle if hiring a campervan as your support vehicle.

Training Kayak Hire

2 Barracuda A R Duo tandem kayaks (same ones that will be supplied for the Tandem section) are available to hire to qualified instructors taking clients on a training course or competitors that have a Coast to Coast Grade 2 Kayaking Skills Certificate. Kayaks can be picked up from Flock Hill and need to be returned back in a clean and undamaged condition, further collection instructions will be provided once a booking is confirmed.  Hire is only for the gear only (kayak & spray deck) and does not include any instructions or tutorial, the hirer must be competent to safely use the gear on their own and supply other safety equipment including PFD and paddle.

Day hire rate is $150 per kayak plus $50 refundable damage deposit.
2 day / weekend rate is $250 per kayak plus $50 refundable damage deposit.
Please contact us for longer periods.  
Complete the booking form and return to  

Cycle Hire

Natural High is a service supplier for bike hire to Coast to Coast. They understand the requirements and needs of international riders visiting to participate in this iconic event - so if you want to travel super light get in touch with them. 
Natural high can offer an number of packages which includes:
  • Varying bike models suitable to height and experience
  • A selection of pedals, seats and handle bar choices
  • Specially priced package so it is affordable for everyone to try
  • A bike safety warranty service so that the bikes are race fit
Contact the Natural High team
Natural High Bike Hire and Tours

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