Frequently asked questions

Yes we are seriously looking at new locations, including Akaroa Harbour and Banks Peninsula: Lake Taupo and the Whanganui River.

We provide all boats, oars, life vests, safety gear – all you need to bring is your personal rowing gear for on the water but should also include drink bottle, small dry bag for your personal snacks, camera (for pics on the way), extra warm top (just in case)

We will also provide you with a checklist prior to the tour.

Payment is to be made by internet banking direct to Rowing Tours NZ bank account.

The account information will be emailed to you with an invoice for the 50% deposit on confirmation of your booking, and then a further invoice for the balance 40 days before the date of the tour.

Refer to our ‘Cancellation & Payment Policy’ for full details or email Trisha for any payment enquiries.

New Zealand rowing tours

We scull – so each rower has two oars, but some of our rowers also skull at the end of the day.

New Zealand Rowing ToursMost of our tour participants are already rowers. We can accommodate the occasional non-rowing partner if they wish to cox the boat for the whole trip, and depending on weather, water and time available we can usually give them some time in a rowing seat also to teach them the basics.

BUT the rows are usually in the region of 20 km per day, which is a very long way for a non-rower. You need to have hands conditioned for rowing and some reasonable fitness to make it pleasurable!

Browse our New Zealand Rowing Tours

There are more than a few good reasons why New Zealand’s South Island consistently gets a high ranking in world tourism. While many come to explore our outstanding wilderness walks and landscapes, we take you places that go under the radar – through some of the world’s most extraordinary beauty.

The best of local – it’s our aim to showcase the regional ‘best’ in terms of accommodation, food, wine and local people. We’re a kiwi business, run by kiwis, so know the best environments and have the ability to offer some great alternatives if weather unsuitable for rowing.

We also like to let our rowers do the talking. Read more about what they have to say here.

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