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Paddle to the Pub (Kayak from Herald Island to Riverhead)

  • Feb 9, 2014 · 12:30 PM
  • Christmas beach boatramp

Join us in a paddle to Riverhead Tavern...

Rescheduling the trip we had to cancel on Nov 30th......please don't rsvp until you have booked so that everyone knows who is coming....thanks

Host : Ed

Plan : Kayak in double kayaks from the beach up to the Riverhead tavern for a drink and a bite to eat (www.theriverhead.co.nz/ - a live band plays most Sundays) and then paddle back.

Start time : 12.30pm, half an hour setting up and then between 1 - 1.5 hours paddling each way and a couple of hours at the pub.

Meeting point : Christmas beach boatramp, Herald Island (nearest road is The Terrace, opposite George Ave)

Group Size : min 4 and max 16, I will not put a limit on the rsvps but will add a notification when all the places are booked. Your place is only confirmed once you have booked and paid.

Booking : to book a spot contact Brenton at Outdoor Discoveries Ph[masked] and mention the Auckland Adventure Group.

www.odnz.co.nz

Cost : $77 per person includes wind/waterproof jacket, dry bag, all kayaking equipment, excellent guides, two-person kayaks and $2 contribution to hosting fee paid to meetup. Food and drink at the pub will be extra. There is a cancellation fee of 25% if cancelled 48 hours before the trip.

What to bring: Clothes to kayak in (polyprops, T-shirt, sweatshirt, shorts or tight fitting track pants - no jeans please), spare clothing in a plastic bag (for on the pub and afterwards), towel if you want to swim, drinking water. It is a good idea to bring a warm fleece/jacket to wear on the island. As well as a pair of shoes/sandals to wear to go exploring. Cameras are ok and special bags are available to store them. If you want a drink or bite to eat you will need to bring your wallet.

Cancellations : you will be contacted the day before if cancelled due to weather.

Disclaimer : Participation in this event is at your own risk

Look forward to meeting you on the water!

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  • Maura

    The lack of customer service prior to the trip was rectified on the day TG. Thoroughly enjoy the kayaking trip with my patient co pilot. Great to meet new interesting people. Thanks for organising Kate and Ed..

    February 10, 2014

  • Kate M.

    Very relieved to see that trip went ahead and looks as though you had a good day, many thanks Ed for hosting.... sorry again to those who were not able to make a booking....

    February 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks to everyone who was able to get sorted for this trip today. Was a great time on the water for all. Good to meet a bunch of great people.

    We did have a word with our guides who said they would pass it on about the troubles everyone had trying to get signed up for this trip.

    Thanks Ed

    February 9, 2014

  • Jo V.

    For those of you who asked: http://www.meetup.com/See-You-There/

    February 9, 2014

  • Jo V.

    That's odd, I've just noticed that my e-mail says Start Time 13:30 (+ be there a half hour early). So we may have to hang out for a bit if they're not there right away.

    February 9, 2014

    • Maura

      Well I'm here now. Was going to kill some time at a cafe but there isn't one.. Typical!! :)

      February 9, 2014

  • Jo V.

    Trip Information

    Meeting Location: 58 The Terrace, Herald Island, Auckland
    Meeting Time: 30 Minutes prior to event start time (as shown in the Booking Items section of this email).  
    Parking: The Terrace, Herald Island, Auckland.

    February 8, 2014

    • John P.

      To much third party software attached to these pages.. 58 the terrace cheers :)

      1 · February 9, 2014

  • Jo V.

    Sometime in the past 12 hours, I received an (I suspect automated) e-mail from them with instructions on where to go, what to bring, etc. Did anyone else who's already paid get this?

    February 8, 2014

    • Jo V.

      In that case, Cindy, we may just have to do our own jaunt to the pub. ;-)

      1 · February 8, 2014

    • Maura

      I received yesterday am Jo.

      February 9, 2014

  • John P.

    any directions to get to the meetup point.New to AKL so still a bit Noobish lol :)

    February 8, 2014

  • vickie

    Has anyone booked that is now not going - I am happy to buy their booking. I am real keen but a little worried about turning up and not getting a place.

    February 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would think if they wanted the business, they would actually communicate with us! I can't just turn up in hopes of going even if the weather is good. Petrol alone is expensive.

    February 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi All
    No new updates unfortunately as I still have not been able to actually speak to anyone. But that being said the trip is listed on their website as a go. So I plan on being there ready to Kayak and fingers crossed.

    Cheers
    Ed

    February 8, 2014

  • Jo V.

    I'm going to show up ready to kayak. However, if the company does not come through, I will be immediately calling my credit card company to have them issue a chargeback. Anyone who's paid by CC can do that. Unfortunately, people who've paid by EFTPOS or direct debit are pretty much SOL.

    February 8, 2014

  • vickie

    Do you think I can just turn up - it looks like its going to be a good day, and sounds like a great trip.

    February 8, 2014

  • Peter V.

    I agree with Zoe, this guys business practice is appalling and I and my companion have had to both cancel for the same reason..

    February 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    As I have been unable to pay for this trip in time and due to ringing 5 times and leaving 5 messages with no response by Brenton or outdoor discoveries, I won't be coming. I am really disappointed in outdoor discoveries responses.

    February 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all

    So unfortunately I have not been able to get hold of Brenton to confirm all the details of the trip. As the weather conditions on Sun are supposed to be fine for the trip I will go with the assumption that all is a go.

    I will continue to try and get hold of him between now and then and pass on any information that I can get on the way. Otherwise if you have made a booking with them and paid for it I will see you on Sun.

    Thanks
    Ed

    February 7, 2014

  • vickie

    Hi - I am keen to join on Sunday but see there are some booking issues. Can someone advise if this is still going ahead. Can I just turn up and pay on the day?

    February 6, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Vickie, as of now the trip is still going ahead. But you do need to book ahead. Will be trying to firm up details tomorrow and will post any information I can get here.

      February 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ditto for me trying to book to .. I have trang a few times and left messages..

    February 6, 2014

  • Peter V.

    If I do not hear from this guy by Friday at the latest, I and my companion will pull out.

    February 5, 2014

  • Kate M.

    Hi All, there has been lots of difficulty getting hold of Brenton - I have left him multiple messages and not heard back. At this stage I'm assuming that the trip is going ahead. Ed will be the meetup host as I'm off on another adventure. He will do his best to update you of any changes. I'm very sorry for the difficulties everyone has had. The business has changed ownership since our trip in November and they are not very organised. Fingers crossed it all goes smoothly on the day......

    February 5, 2014

  • Kate M.

    Hi All, there has been lots of difficulty getting hold of Brenton - I have left him multiple messages and not heard back. At this stage I'm assuming that the trip is going ahead. Ed will be the meetup host as I'm off on another adventure. He will do his best to update you of any changes. I'm very sorry for the difficulties everyone has had. The business has changed ownership since our trip in November and they are not very organised. Fingers crossed it all goes smoothly on the day......

    February 5, 2014

  • Kate M.

    Hi All, there has been lots of difficulty getting hold of Brenton - I have left him multiple messages and not heard back. At this stage I'm assuming that the trip is going ahead. Ed will be the meetup host as I'm off on another adventure. He will do his best to update you of any changes. I'm very sorry for the difficulties everyone has had. The business has changed ownership since our trip in November and they are not very organised. Fingers crossed it all goes smoothly on the day......

    February 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Am I able to bring my own kayak and join the group on the day?

    January 20, 2014

    • Nanie T.

      Any update before Sunday if we can bring our own kayaks and join the paddle? If not, no worries.

      February 4, 2014

    • Kate M.

      I have left messages but unfortunately have not heard back.......

      February 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Kate, I haven't been able to get hold of Brenton to pay was wondering if there are still places available.

    February 3, 2014

  • Anna

    All paid up, looking forward to it

    1 · January 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I tried 3 times to ring outdoor discoveries to pay for the trip but it only let me leave a message with my number, it was all automated but nobody has got back to me. Very frustrating as I want to go but can't pay for it.

    January 24, 2014

  • John P.

    I cant get through to brenton to pay for this trip.any other payment options out their???

    January 23, 2014

    • Maree

      Agree John, I have tried several times and not heard back.

      January 23, 2014

    • Kate M.

      Thanks for the feedback. I will contact him and see if I can sort it out. His email is [masked] if you want to drop him an email, cheers Kate

      January 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking to join a group doing the Otago rail trail

    January 17, 2014

  • Kate M.

    Hi All, just touched base with Brenton from Outdoor Discoveries - there are still spaces available but as the group maximum is 16 if you want to confirm a place please make a booking as based on the rsvp list it is now over-subscribed. You are able to cancel up to 48 hours before hand and get a full refund, cheers Kate

    1 · January 13, 2014

  • jackie

    Thanks for d reply Kate. I think I will leave it for this time.Join you for some other adventure when I am in Auckland.

    January 4, 2014

  • jackie

    Could I paddle to the pub if I am not a swimmer?.

    December 30, 2013

    • Kate M.

      Hi Jackie, sorry for slow reply - I suggest calling Outdoor Discoveries and chatting to them, cheers Kate

      January 4, 2014

  • Kate M.

    Hi, unless you request a single kayak on booking you will be paddling in double kayaks. If you come on your own you will be partnered up with someone on the day, cheers Kate

    December 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How do I go about paying for the excursions, could someone let me know. If anyone wants to share a double kayak with me let me know.

    December 26, 2013

    • Maura

      I called up Outdoor Discoveries and they gave me bank acc details to transfer money. If you cant find anyone to double with you, I will.

      December 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I don't mind sharing a double.

      December 26, 2013

  • Ivan

    Sorry, i double booked with the Camping club.
    My bad.
    Happy New Year to everyone......

    December 26, 2013

  • Maura

    All paid up..

    December 17, 2013

  • Faye van T.

    I would like to go double, if that is possible, but single is OK to.

    December 12, 2013

    • Kate M.

      The default option is doubles. If you want a single you need to discuss with Outdoor Discoveries, cheers kate

      December 12, 2013

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