2020 Long Distance Nationals

Venue: Picton
Date: Fri 24th Apr - Sun 26th Apr 2020
Distance: Distance
Host: Waka Ama NZ
Regatta Cancelled
Sorry but, this regatta has been cancelled.

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Vendor Application Form is now online - please return applications to ldn@wakaama.co.nz

Racing will start at 8 am on Saturday 25TH April (ANZAC Day) to allow for three race starts. This will free up the waka to be used among multiple crews.



We have managed to secure a promotion for LDNs with Bluebridge Ferry. The promotion is valid outside of the Easter period. This discount does not apply between the following Easter dates: 9th - 14th April

You can book directly online here: https://www.bluebridge.co.nz/ or call 0800 844 844.


  • Accompanied or unaccompanied waka ama trailers can be booked through the freight team calling 0800 162 322.
  • You can use this for walk-on passengers as well. Whoever the name is on the booking you will be required to show your NKOA ID at check in. Both NKOA ID cards will be accepted. club.


Picton township has lots of accommodation and there are also lodges, air bnb, backpackers and a range of accommodation.

Blenheim also has ample motels hotels another 25 km. There are local marae and wineries that also offer accommodation.


The race will take place in Picton Harbour off Shelley beach. The admin will be located in the new yacht club.

Contact Details

Name: Te Waka o Aoraki - LDN
Email: ldn@wakaama.co.nz


  1. LDN Passenger Rates_Bluebridge Ferry.pdf
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  2. 2020 LDN Pānui 1_11 FEB.pdf
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  3. Vendor Application Form 2020.docx
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  4. Vendor Application Form 2020.pdf
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  5. 2020 LDN Pānui 2_FINAL 5 March.pdf
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