Tim Taylor – one seriously active New Zealander
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Tim Taylor – one seriously active New Zealander

This November, just as the hiking, biking and kayaking season is kicking off, Kayaker Tim Taylor will be setting off on a more substantial adventure than most. He’ll be shoving off for a solo paddle around all three of New Zealand’s Islands – an epic 5,500km four-to-six-month journey.

To give you an idea of how significant that is, only one other person has successfully paddled all three islands in three separate trips – that was Paul Caffyn, who is regarded as one of the greatest small boat explorers alive.

Tim will be following the coastline clockwise, and using the expedition to raise funds for the New Zealand Coast Guard and to profile New Zealand’s unique coastline and share it with as many people as possible around the world.

Active New Zealand we’ve always been passionate about getting people off the couch and out of their comfort zone and we love to show off our beautiful country, so as you can imagine, we were stoked to hear about Tim’s trip – and we’ll be helping out as much as we can. Good luck mate!