AORAKI DRAGON BOAT ASSOCIATION




​​​​​​​Dragon boating is a competitive water sport with a history spanning thousands of years. Originating in China, it’s now an international sport for adults, school groups, corporate teams and special interest groups, such as breast cancer survivors. In races, dragon boats are decorated with dragon heads and tails. Sitting in 10 paired rows, 20 paddlers power the boats; their timing controlled by a drummer at the front, while a sweep (steerer) controls the direction from the back. Races are normally over distances ranging from 200m up to 2km. Fast, furious and colourful, it’s a great team-builder and an exciting spectacle to watch. Suitable for ages ranging from 12 years to over 80 and for all abilities, contact us to give it a go!​​​​​​​








Watch dragon boats in action at Aoraki Dragon's 2015 Corporate 'Give-it-a-Go' Day at Lake Rua (courtesy of Orange Media NZ )