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Whitewater, camping, music, and all around good times. Come join us for any and all of the Hutt River Festival events. There are events for kayaks and packrafts, team Race, Individual Race, and social paddles.
We plan on making the event bigger and better this year by adding a grade 2 race and some Saturday evening events.
More details to come soon.
Here is a wrap up of last year.
The Hutt River Te Awa Kairangi Whitewater Festival was a huge success last year. It truly was a whitewater festival including kayaks, rafts, duckies, and packrafts.
While the kayakers were racing on Sat. the packrafters were paddling the grade 2 Lower Hutt. Everyone got together at the HVCC clubhouse for a BBQ in the afternoon and then moved the party to Kaitoke Regional Park.
Sunday morning the racers went down first and then waited for the social paddlers at the finish line. The kayaks, rafts, duckies, and packrafts all paddled out together.
Congratulations to team “All Over the Show” John Snook, Dai Edwards, and Warren Cheetham for winning Saturday’s team race. On Sunday, Liam Hopkinson won the men’s individual race and Dina Fieman won the women’s race.
Brought to you by Hutt Valley Canoe Club, Victoria University Canoe Club, and Wellington Rafting Company.