Saturday 11th of November 2023

Relive the triumph at the inaugural Battle of the Paddles 2023, held on Saturday, 11th of November. Explore the fierce competition, camaraderie, and victory that unfolded on the Te Awa Kairangi/Hutt River. Join us in celebrating the winners and stay tuned for more thrilling adventures in the upcoming years!

Welllington Rafting Epic Adventures At The Battle Of The Paddles 2023

An Epic Event on a Beautiful Day

Congratulations to ALL our teams for participating in the first Battle of the Paddles event! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ
Sun was out ๐ŸŒž filmed loads of epic footage of the teams charging! ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿผ

Thanks to our sponsors Amalgamated Helicopters, Dive Wellington, Mana Communications, Waka Kapiti Eco Tours, Wildfinder, Wild Kiwi Distilleries and Upper Hutt City Council.

Raised Paddles Ignite The 2023 Battle Of The Paddles

Cheers to the Paddlers!

A resounding thank you to all the teams that made the Battle of the Paddles 2023 an incredible journey! The picturesque Te Awa Kairangi/Hutt River echoed with the paddles and cheers of our youth teams as they raced from Birchville picnic area to Mฤoribank.

Let's extend our applause to the seven fantastic teams that embraced the challenge:

  • Makos
  • Tama Kaha
  • The Paddle Pops
  • The Water Bottles
  • The Raft & The Furious
  • Victory Guys
  • Victory Girls

Your spirited participation made this event a true celebration of community, adventure, and the joy of the river. Until the next Battle of the Paddles, keep the paddles high and the enthusiasm flowing!

The Victory Girls Winners Of The Inaugural Battle Of The Paddles Raft Race 2023

A Triumph on the Rapids!

Massive congratulations for The Victory Girls, the champions of the Battle of the Paddles 2023!

Their exceptional performance and quick start in the final heat secured them the championship in this premier event. We're thrilled to announce that they have claimed the grand prize—a thrilling helicopter and rafting trip with Wellington Rafting and Amalgamated Helicopters! A well-deserved victory, showcasing skill, teamwork, and a true spirit of adventure. Bravo, Victory Girls! ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿšฃ‍โ™€๏ธ