Awastone provide river safety courses and programmes to workplaces,

schools and individuals looking to increase their knowledge for safer play.

Our staff are qualified river rescue instructors and river guide assessors and deliver river safety courses in a fun and informative environment, all based at Awastone, our beautiful riverside cafe and conference facility.

Workplace River Safety Seminar

If you have staff working in or around a river environment a river safety course is a valuable tool to ensure their safety. Popular with teachers, council staff and DOC.

Awastone offer a full day river safety seminar delivering a certificate of participation outlining points covered, points that will be adapted to suit the environment your staff are working in.

We start the process by identifying hazards encountered in your workplace and forming a programme that manages the risks and provides skills required to perform a rescue in the workplace.

The course is run by qualified Skills Active assessors, raft guide and river rescue trainers and the information is delivered in a safe and fun  river environment.

Included: Lunch, Morning and afternoon tea at our riverside cafe.

Price: $240 plus GST p/p Minimum of 4 required

Accommodation on site with breakfast/ dinner options available.

One day River Rescue Course

Explore rescue techniques and common scenarios in the grade 2 river environment. Ideal for all Grade 2 river users and an excellent add on to the Grade 2 kayak certificate, especially for those that are going to start leading groups in subsequent years.

Course is based at our riverside cafe, includes morning tea , lunch and hot showers at the end of the day. You will need to bring your own river gear, what you would normally wear when recreating on the river.


Price: $260 p/p