In any water activity, there is an element of risk involved. Risks in undertaking this
activity include drowning if you capsize, repetitive strain injuries from paddling long
distances, sun-burn and dehydration, injuries from collisions with other vessels,
hypothermia and damaging the environment.
By signing below, you acknowledge that the activity you are booked to embark on may
present you a higher level of risk than day to day living. This is a dynamic activity,
the actions of every participant will have direct and indirect effects on the safety and
enjoyment of the whole group.
The staff and management of Pacific Coast Kayaks Ltd take all practical steps to identify
and minimize potential dangers. However, you must follow our instructions and use the
safety equipment provided, at all times. Adults accompanying any person under 18 years
must ensure that the minor follows our instructions at all times. You must release or
indemnify Pacific Coast Kayaks Ltd and our staff against any liability we incur to
anyone else, resulting from your failure to follow our instructions or the failure of
any person accompanying you under the age of 18 to follow our instructions.
We reserve the right to withdraw any person who in our opinion is likely to endanger
themselves or others. We also reserve the right to cancel the kayaking tour if we become
concerned for any reason for your safety or that of any other person.
Under New Zealand law, it is extremely unlikely that you will be able to sue somebody if
you are injured. In addition, New Zealand's accident compensation scheme provides only
limited assistance to those who are injured while visiting New Zealand. We strongly
recommend that all visitors have full insurance covering any injury they may suffer,
including medical treatment cover, before undertaking this activity.
You accept that Pacific Coast Kayaks Ltd will not be liable for any personal or property
damage, regardless of how this might occur, and without exception, which could result
from you participation in this activity. This exclusion is subject to any rights or
remedies you may have under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1992.
Due to the rugged and remote setting of this activity, access to hospital and medical
facilities can be limited. By signing this disclosure form, you are giving consent for
the administration of medical treatment by the instructor. guide and medical personnel,
in an emergency situation. It is important that you provide a complete account of your
medical history on the panel above, for these reasons.
By signing the below you hereby certify that you understand and agree to all of the above
terms and conditions, and understand that you are ultimately responsible for your
personal safety. Please notify your guide immediately if you have any concerns.