Boating events, reservations and notices

Here you'll find current information about upcoming boating events in the Canterbury region.

If you're planning an event out on the water, please complete the reservation form. The form must be submitted at least 20 working days prior to the date of the proposed variation.

Apply for a boating event reservation or exemption

If you have any questions please contact us at harbourmaster@ecan.govt.nz.

Upcoming events

January 2024

South Island Rowing 2023-24 Season

  • Sat/Sun 13-14 January - Meridian Canterbury Championships
  • Sat/Sun 27-28 January - Meridian South Island Championships

Visit South Island Rowing for more information.

Aoraki Dragon Boat Event

  • 20 January 2024 - Children's Bay, Akaroa

Find out more about this event.

Canterbury Classic Triathlon and Duathlon

  • 28 January 2024 - Corsair Bay

More information on event website.

Canterbury Classic Triathlon and Duathlon

  • 28 January 2024 - Corsair Bay

More information on event website.

February 2024

Coast to Coast 2024

  • Friday 9 & Saturday 10 February 2024

Visit the Coast to Coast website

Meridian Swim Ruataniwha

  • 3 February 2024

Little Rakaia Boating Club at Rakaia River Lagoon

  • 9 February - 11 February 2024

March 2024

South Island Rowing 2023-24 Season

  • Sat/Sun 2nd and 3rd – Meridian South Island Secondary Schools Championships
  • Sat 16th – Sat 23rd – Aon New Zealand Secondary Schools Championships
  • Sun 24th - Aon New Zealand Secondary Schools Championships Spare Day

Visit South Island Rowing for more information.

August 2024

Canterbury Adventure Race

  • 24 August 2024 at Brookland Lagoon

Find out more about this event.

 


Harbourmaster's approvals and directions

Approvals or exemptions are issued to organisations by the Harbourmaster, pursuant to the Canterbury Regional Council Navigation Safety Bylaw 2016.

To apply for a Harbourmaster approval, fill out the application form

Harbourmaster's approvals and directions