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The Waikato Challenge

The Waikato Challenge is the attempt to swim 250 kilometers on the longest river of New Zealand: the Waikato river. Supported by a team of paddlers I will swim for 21 days from Atiamuri dam to the Tasman Sea.

The swim is dedicated to raising money for a children's home in North West Thailand who shelter burmese child refugees, but are in desperate need of our help.


The Challenge

The Challenge

The ins and outs of the Waikato Challenge, and Henk's personal reasons for attempting to swim the longest river of New Zealand.

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Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Meet the people who will face the river. Find out the different roles within the expedition, and their reasons for joining.

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The Charity

The Charity

Our expedition is dedicated to a Children's home in Thailand, sheltering 48 child refugees in need of help.

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Official Partners

Official Partners

Check out our incredible partners that help make the Waikato Challenge possible, but also have some special offers for you!

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