Murchison the home of

New Zealand Kayak School

Getting Here

The New Zealand Kayak School is located in Murchison, in the South Island of New Zealand.

SH6 passes through Murchison, which is the main road connecting the top of the South Island (Nelson/Blenhiem/Motueka) to the West Coast (Westport/Greymouth/Hokitika).

There are two entrances:

  • 111 Waller Street (Office)
  • 4 Grey Street (Sales, rentals, lodge and accommodation)
Drive Times
  • 4 hours from Christchurch
  • 2 hours from Greymouth
  • 1.5 hours from Nelson
  • 2.5 hours from Picton (Bluebirdge and Interislander ferries)
Nelson Airport
  • Domestic flights only
  • Smaller planes (harder travel with your own paddle/kayak)
  • Rental vehicles available
  • Bus services are available
Christchurch Airport
  • Both international and domestic flights
  • Larger planes (easier travel with your own paddle/kayak)
  • Rental vehicles available
  • Bus services are available