The Dragon Boating season in Taranaki is October to mid-April, but if the weather plays ball you will still find us paddling on the water in the off-season.


Our river is tidal so our training times change to suit, but you will find us out at every opportunity on a Sunday and Wednesday.
Training Times
Sunday           11.00am or 3.30pm
Wednesday      5.30pm
If you want to give paddling a go, please contact one of our captains listed below or email for paddle times.


We train on the Waitara River, launching from the Waitara Boating Club near the river mouth; there’s plenty of parking available.

What do you need?

  • The beauty of Dragon Boating is that all boats, paddles and life jackets are provided.
  • You just need to bring yourself and a great attitude.
  • We recommend that you bring a drink bottle and wear quick dry clothes to paddle in, a towel and a change of clothes is handy, being a water sport, you may get splashed.

Come on down and watch us in action, better yet, contact us and come give it a go, we welcome everyone!

Team Captains

Kathleen Moriarty
Ph: (06) 752 0722
Cell: 027 469 8169

Kathryn Ham
Cell: 021 246 3759

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