Andrew McMullen

Membership Co-Ordinator

Helen McMullen

Welcome to BASK 


BASK has been on the kayaking scene for over 20 years and there are currently 100+ members of all ages and backgrounds with a fairly even split between male and female. We have a common desire to explore and share the breathe-taking scenery that our country has to offer from its harbours, lakes, coast and rivers. Trips are tailored to suit the abilities and desires of all members so if you only want to paddle on a clear and calm day, socialize with like-minded people, take in some scenery, have a latte or soak in a hot pool along the way then we have trips suitable for you.

If you’re an adrenalin junkie and want to test yourself on one of our rivers we have members who do that too, including paddling at the Vector Wero Whitewater Park in Manukau, Auckland.  

If you enjoy the challenge of paddling 30 to 50 kilometres a day along our beautiful stretches of coastline and circumnavigating the numerous off shore islands…then yes, we have members who organise these trips as well!

If you would like to join an overnight camping trip or one of our multiday trips paddling Stewart Island in the far south or Cape Reinga in the far north including the various beautiful harbours, lakes, rivers and coast in between…then yes, we have members who organise and participate in these too! 

Our membership year runs from 1 July and subscriptions are $35 for a single, $70 for a family (including children up to 18l).

What are the benefits of kayaking?

  • The ability to access bays, islands, fishing spots, hot pools and other beautiful places not normally or easily accessed by land or boat.
  • A great form of exercise while you’re sitting down and watching the changing scenery including experiencing sights, aromas and emotions that you may not have experienced before.
  • Being immersed in an aquatic environment instils a calming effect, a connection with nature which enables you to unwind and declutter your mind making you better able to deal with day-to-day life at home and work.
  • To enjoy meeting and spending time with like-minded, environmentally aware and fun loving people.
  • BASK has skills training, rescue practise and pool training days which are all covered by your annual membership.

Want to know more?

If this sounds like the sort of club and people that you would like to associate with then don’t hesitate to JOIN US by email on

We would love to have you aboard!

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The subscription is $35 per year