Canterbury is the largest region in New Zealand and has an abundance of beautiful waterways, from coastal areas to braided rivers and inland lakes. Whether you're jet skiing, kayaking, sailing or paddleboarding, being safe and protecting our waterways are key to having fun on Canterbury's water.
Before heading out, make sure you’ve prepped your vessel, checked your gear, and know the rules.
The Navigation Safety Bylaw contains rules that apply in the Canterbury region alongside the national rules.
Good boat maintenance practices
Maintain your boat well to protect yourself, other water users and the environment.
Incidents, accidents and enforcement
We patrol the Canterbury region to help ensure all water users are safe. Learn how to report bad behaviour.