Aoraki Dragon Boat
Association (Inc)
Christchurch, NZ

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Christchurch city venues

New Brighton

One of Aoraki's key locations is a yard that was the City Council maintenance compound for many years. We refer to it as "Owles Terrace" and the entrance to the yard is about half way between Union Street and Hardy St (which gives access to the Avon River via a boat ramp).

Many of our Dragon Boats (20-paddler Champions and Ten-Man Swifts) are held there for training purposes. This venue has the advantage that it is well clear of the stretch that rowers and kayakers practice on.

Aoraki is working with Waka Ama clubs to organise an upgrade to facilities in the compound, in conjunction with Christchurch City Council.

This will include improvements to the toilets and showers, meeting and storage areas. Teams should email us at if they have anything to add to the 'wish list'.

Click here for photos and storage details of the compound.

New Brighton venue (off Owles Terrace).
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Click here for a map, or see below for Google maps (80 Owles Terrace).

Remember, 2553 and 12579...
Other venues:
Lake Pegasus, North Canterbury
Kaiapoi River, North Canterbury
Kerr' Reach, Dallington, Christchurch
Owles Terrace, New Brighton, Christchurch
Lake Hood, Tinwald/Ashburton
Buller, Westport
Dunedin Harbour
Queenstown Lakes area


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