International Kayaking Week 2020

IKW (International Kayak Week) is an annual sea kayaking event that follows a KASK Kayak Fest. Historically IKW has been a multiday social event that brings together local kayakers and visiting international paddlers in the vicinity of the location of the annual KASK sea kayaking forum – Kayak Fest 2020. 

What: Kayakers will stay at the Urupukapuka Island Base in Otehei Bay for four days following the Kayak Fest.  By staying on the well-situated island we are afforded many options for paddling, from calm beginner conditions to more raucous rock gardening and ocean whitewater, to exploring the abundant sea caves and other accessible features.  We’ll paddle everyday, enjoy fully catered meals together, and share stories about our home waters!  Training clinics can be arranged with some of the outstanding instructors who will be traveling from afar to attend this event. 

Why:  It’s fun!  The networking and new friendships that happens at the IKW are far reaching!

When: After Kayak Fest – Night of Sunday Feb 9 through to breakfast on Friday Feb 14, 2020

                        (You can arrange your stay by the day!)

Where:  Otehei Bay, Urupukapuka Island, Bay of Islands, North Island, NZ

Food:  Fully catered by the Otehei Cafe

Camping:  Otehei Bay, with showers and bathrooms

Fee: To Be Announced; fee will include camping and meals