About us

Explore a new way of travelling with Rowing Tours NZ. As a dedicated tourism rowing team, we have plenty of great experience along with rowing options – in the best hidden spots of the South Island of New Zealand.  Join one of our guided tours and get ready for an unforgettable experience. We look after individuals, couples or groups.

We’d love to meet you on our beautiful waterways.

Coastal Rowing NZ

Our Mission

Rowing Tours NZ plans and delivers tours and events that set the global benchmark in rowing in Aotearoa. We use rowing skiffs built to handle rough water conditions safely. We strive to grow our business with the same honesty and sense of adventure that we use to provide unforgettable experiences for our rowers.

Our Values

  • Integrity,
  • Safety,
  • Friendships,
  • Competition,
  • Growth and Lifestyle

The Team

Kevin Strickland

New Zealand Rowing tours

Kevin has been around rowing in NZ for a long time, including working for Rowing NZ as Domestic Rowing Manager for over 10 years and is actively involved in Nelson Rowing Club. Kevin is a rowing ‘nut’!

Kevin looks after:
Safety & Weather
Kanghua Boat Sales

Trisha Strickland


Trisha is a keen rower, also in Nelson Rowing Club with experience in long-distance rowing. Kevin and Trisha have both rowed the Canal du Midi, the length of Milford Sound and Hoea Kaha (a multiday race on the Waikato River, NZ), and regularly include rowing outings on their travels to see family and friends around the world.

​Trisha looks after:

Tour Management and Finance/Accounts

Browse our New Zealand Rowing Tours

New Zealand, and more especially NZ’s South Island has been a red-hot world tourism destination for a few decades now, and remains on many global traveller wish-lists.

New Zealand is known for rugged natural beauty, scenic drives and outstanding wilderness walks. Within that same setting,  NZ Rowing Tours has targeted some of the real scenic and under the radar highlights.

Each Region has it’s own specialities in terms of food, wine and local people. We are a kiwi owned and operated business, with local knowledge and expertise to deal with any requirement or weather or conditions.

Find out more about our clients and visiting Rowers have said here.

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