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Wellington Nightlights from a Kayak

This event will be held on the first windless evening we can find and a confirmation email will be sent to all those listed as going once this date is set.

To celebrate the introduction of daylight saving we thought we would take full advantage of it and see Wellington by night from a Kayak. 

Join us for a paddle to Shelly Bay beach where we will stop for a bar-b-q while we wait for the sun to set over Mt Vic. and the lights to come on.

There will be all the usual Bar-b fare provided (bread, patties, tomato sauce) which will be carefully chard perfection with the assistance of our witty Fergs hosts.

Once the lights start to come on we will take a leisurely paddle back along the shoreline past the central city to finish at Queens wharf.

You do not need to have completed a Kayaking Basics Event to join this meet up.

Cost: $71.50 per person (payable on the night at Fergs)

incl kayak hire, paddle, spray skirt, a perfectly carbon coated pattie inside a bun & maybe a chip or two

Some witty banter from the Ferg's instructors, lights and safety gear.

Duration: 3  hours .



Where we meet: Inside Fergs Kayaks

Maximum number for this event is 18

Because we are a safety conscious bunch this event is alcohol free, should you wish to drink transport from Shelly Bay can be arranged but you will miss the best bit of the paddling experience.

What to wear: usual drill - no denim, no cotton t-shirts, no long pants.  It should be warm, toasty warm, until the sun goes down so shorts will be fine on the way out but recommend you bring some warmer gear for the way back & after. A wind/water proof jacket might be a good idea as well as a head lamp if you have one. While unlikely, it's possible to end up immersed, so bring some dry stuff to put on afterwards.

It is also recommended you bring water to drink on the paddle.


For safety reasons this event is weather/wind dependant. We reserve the right to postpone this event should the weather conditions on the chosen date be deemed no suitable by Fergs.

Whilst every possible assistance will be offered, Adventure Wellington Trust, the Trustees, Event Organisers/hosts and members cannot be held responsible for any accident, injuries or losses sustained leading up to, during, or after an event.

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  • Heather A

    Thanks Guys was a lovely trip with a great group. Look forward to the next one :o)

    November 6, 2013

  • Fiona C.

    Awesome! Thanks everyone :)

    November 4, 2013

  • Andy W.

    Have a great time I'm currently sat in the airport in Nelson

    November 3, 2013

  • Heather A

    Hi Guys, the weather is looking good and this is on this evening. See you all at Fergs 6pm.

    November 3, 2013

  • Amy H.

    Is this going ahead today? Or is it too windy?

    November 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    First meet up, hope the weathers fine! Can't wait

    October 29, 2013

  • Amy H.

    Sorry guys, I have to work now...

    October 25, 2013

  • Andy W.

    Assuming the weather is as predicted this'll be the event at which I earn my Centurion :)

    1 · October 17, 2013

    • Karena

      Aw, would love to see the speech Andy! :)

      October 19, 2013

  • Tomo

    Hi Andy it's on 13th? I thought its on 6th. Thanks

    October 5, 2013

    • Andy W.

      Hi Tomo, you should have had an email from Heather, we postponed again as the weather forecast was for strong winds today on Wellington, far too windy for safe kayaking. We didn't want to cancel last minute like last time. 13th is only a provisional date, we will see how the weather goes

      October 6, 2013

  • Joanna

    Hi Heather and Andy, sorry to change my RSVP so late. Tucked up in bed today with the flu. Looks like a great event. Sorry to miss it.

    September 28, 2013

    • Andy W.

      Thanks for letting us know, hope you feel better soon.

      September 29, 2013

    • Andy W.


      October 6, 2013

  • Andy W.


    I've just had a call from Fergs who were out checking the route and unfortunately within the last hour the wind has picked up and there are white caps across Evans Bay so Fergs have reluctantly decided that for safety reasons the event will be postponed until next Sunday.

    Apologies for any inconvenience, but I'm sure you will understand that it is better to be safe then take a chance where water events are concerned.

    If you are unable to attend next Sunday then please change your RSVP and I'll talk to Heather about refunds etc.

    Any concerns feel free to call me[masked]


    September 29, 2013

  • Martina

    Hi Heather, Is the fee the same if you have your own kayak, etc and don't want to take part in the bbq (sorry, don't like that food)?
    Thanks, Martina

    September 17, 2013

    • Heather A

      Hi Martina, Fergs are happy for you to bring your own gear but it must meet maritime safety standards/regulations (eg you must have a light 1 mtr above the waterline) The majority of the cost is to pay for the instructors so any discount would be for the food portion only.

      September 20, 2013

  • amanda

    Hi. I have transferred the funds for James Barton and myself. Thanks :)

    September 18, 2013

  • amanda

    Hi. I would like to bring a friend, but when I signed up I wasn't given the option of a plus 1. Can I bring a friend??

    September 17, 2013

    • amanda

      Don't worry, I've got him to sign up :)

      September 17, 2013

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