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Row | Discover | Relax

Ready to change your world? NZ Rowing Tours offers more than an average rowing experience. We're here to take care of every detail, so you can get on with what you do best - rowing, discovering and relaxing.  


Join an organized guided tour with other rowers from all corners of the world. We want you to have fun while learning something new about New Zealand's amazing scenery and culture.  Keep reading to learn more about available packages and get in touch with any questions.

Nau Mai - Welcome

Share our Passion for 

Rowing in New Zealand 

"something very special to offer the rowing community"

NZ Rowing Tours Ltd was established in 2019 by four Nelson rowers who share a passion for tour rowing.  Kevin & Trisha Strickland with Sally & Phil Knight. They have years of experience in rowing and started working together to run a 2018 Southern Lakes tour for their own Nelson Rowing Club.  Kevin and Sally worked together to run the FISA World Tour in early 2019.  Their tours have been described as having    

Abel Tasman Coastal Rowing Crew 2019

Find out about Swift

Coastal Rowing Boats here


There are more than a few good reasons why New Zealand's South Island consistently gets a high ranking in world tourism.  While many come to explore our outstanding wilderness walks and landscapes, we take you places that go under the radar - through some of the world's most extraordinary beauty.  

The best of local – it's our aim to showcase the regional ‘best’ in terms of accommodation, food, wine and local people.  We're a kiwi business, run by kiwis, so know the best environments and have the ability to offer some great alternatives if weather unsuitable for rowing.

We also like to let our rowers do the talking.  Read more about what they have to say here.


"the best ever in terms of organisation and scenery"

World Rowing 2019



Discover more about the boats we use - Swift Coastal Boats 

Nelson |  New Zealand

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Email Tour Manager Sally here

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