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Moke Lake Kayak Experience
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Moke Lake Kayak Experience

By Paddle Queenstown
Recommended by 100% of travellers
100% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About

Ages 8-99, max of 8 per group
Duration: 3h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English
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  • Transport from meeting point in Queenstown and return
  • Use of Kayaks, Paddles and Pumps
  • Life Jackets
  • Waterproof splash tops/jackets
  • Safety briefing and map
  • Tea, Coffee, Biscuits, Snacks


Start:
  • One Mile Car Park, 130 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Please meet in the One Mile Creek Car Park. It is the left just before the roundabout!
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 207810P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Max Weight 120kg
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

    How much is Moke Lake Kayak Experience?
    Moke Lake Kayak Experience price starts from $174.34. Discover and book Moke Lake Kayak Experience on Tripadvisor
    What is the Moke Lake Kayak Experience cancellation policy?
    Moke Lake Kayak Experience cancellation policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Discover and book Moke Lake Kayak Experience on Tripadvisor
    Which company provides Moke Lake Kayak Experience?
    Moke Lake Kayak Experience is hosted by Paddle Queenstown. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Paddle Queenstown on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Moke Lake Kayak Experience on Tripadvisor
    How much time do I need for Moke Lake Kayak Experience?
    On average, this experience will take approximately 3h 30m. Discover and book Moke Lake Kayak Experience on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 207810P1

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    • Paddle Queenstown
      143
      Queenstown, New Zealand
      Joined in December 2009
    • seangT3587SA
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A great experience on the water
      Loved the experience. Ben the guide was excellent he was very friendly and informative. We had an awesome time. The views were stunning and finished with some yummy snacks and tea. Would defo recommend!!
      Written 13 February 2023
    • tarshamyles
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aqua Bikes Fun on the Lake
      Such an amazing Team who are very helpful, and go the extra mile to make sure you have the best experience. The Aqua Bikes are lots of fun, super easy to use and the view is incredible! We will be back for sure. Tarsha and Kristian
      Written 23 January 2022
    • Ed R
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Good fun on the lake
      $40 for me and the 10 year old to hire a kayak for 45 minutes. A little pricey, but it is Queenstown! You have a large area to kayak in and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. It was a lovely warm, clear day and this was a very pleasant way to have a bit of an explore.
      Written 4 January 2022
    • Jet258939
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Cheap, easy fun.
      Finding this place was easy, just pop over the Queenstown Beach. Plenty of kayaks and other water sport equipment on hand. 45 minutes for around 20 minutes, kayaking was fun. We were given life jackets, and told safety stuff. Operators were really friendly and helpful.
      Written 13 March 2021
    • shelleyg817
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Friendly service
      Thanks guys for accommodating us a little earlier than our booking. Kayaks were fun and we had a great time.
      Written 22 February 2021
    • Moana033
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Busy lake
      Put the 8 & 9yr old on the aqua bike and off they went. They had the time of their lives while I was able to get stunning pics of them laughing, the mountains, the Earnslaw a kayaker in the distance and the shark ride (thing?) all at once. Just remarkable!
      Written 21 January 2021
    • brytravelingkiwi
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best way to get out on the lake!
      Hired an aqua bike with my friend we had soo much fun! Stunning scenery. Can be chill and cruise around the lake or hire multiple and race your friends!
      Written 20 January 2021
    • Emily-Wang2
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome and fun activity
      My favourite part of the paddle bike was getting closer to the centre of the lake and cruise ships, and from there we had a better view of the mountains and city.
      Written 16 January 2021
    • Ellooo
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great family activity
      Had a great morning on the aqua bikes with hubby and our 2 and 4 year old boys. The kids were too short to reach the pedals, but enjoyed being out on the water as it was our first experience. The owners/operators were very friendly and helpful and kitted us out with life jackets and helped the little ones on/off the bikes. Scenery was beautiful and it made for a very pleasant morning.
      Written 21 October 2020
    • AVH620
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great trip to Moke Lake
      We went out on paddle boards and kayaks on Moke Lake. Stunning spot, and all very well organised. Ben was an excellent guide.
      Written 30 December 2019
    • annagarro
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful Scenery
      Had a lovely time kayaking! The people helping us with the kayaks were nice and very informative. I suggest using a kayak skirt like they recommend (they provide them) as it will keep you more dry. It’s very peaceful kayaking and very beautiful. Can’t wait to go back to queenstown to do it again!
      Written 26 April 2019
    • 390isabellag
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great day on the water!
      My boyfriend and I rented a kayak with Paddle and had such a great time on the water. It was such a beautiful day and seeing Queenstown from the water made for such a different and amazing perspective. Ben got us all set up and briefed with all the information we needed as well as the best places to go and see. Thanks for the great day, would definitely recommend if visiting Queenstown!
      Written 19 March 2019
    • ryjoco89
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Time and Money Well Spent
      My wife and I were looking for a last minute activity in Queenstown before a dinner reservation and decided to go kayaking. If you're looking to explore Lake Wakatipu via kayak, ONLY use Paddle Queenstown! It was a wonderful experience, Pros and Cons noted below: Pros: 1. Freedom -- The best aspect by far. All other kayak companies are guided tours and require a member of the team to accompany you. Paddle Queenstown gives you the option to take the kayaks out on your own so you can explore at your own pace for the time you paid for (we did two hours). An excellent perk especially since you can pull the kayak onto isolated beaches to relax and take pictures or videos. 2. Cost -- This was the cheapest kayaking option in Queenstown. 3. Staff -- The small team was wonderful to talk to and put alot of effort into customer service. 4. Distance -- It's a beautiful walk to the location If you mind walking the one mile (1.6km) from town. If you don't want to walk, it's a very quick cab ride! Cons: 1. Limits -- You can't go too far from the shore but this was a very minor point. You're given about 150-200m to work with from the shore. Overall: Great experience and will be back again next time we're in Queenstown
      Written 6 March 2019
    • Suzq23
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing Kayaking Experience
      We decided to spend half a day kayaking- and booked a guided tour of Lake Wakatipu and we were amazed by the beauty and the experience. Lake Wakatipu is very deep at 1200 feet in the center- but extremely calm and crystal blue! The lake is fed by glacier rivers so it is always cold. Our guide was amazing- we even went ashore into a cove to grab a quick picnic of tea and biscuits! The kayaking intro was very helpful and information. Bring: waterproof shoes or sandals, a dry bag for your valuables (Paddle Queenstown can provide you with one- we also left our backpacks with them on land), water bottle and sunscreen. The guide took pics of us and forwarded them to us at the end of the trip. The location is a quick 15 minutes walk from the center of town.
      Written 5 March 2019
    • connorod94
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic
      Had an amazing time with these guys. The weather was choppy so they organised another area for us to go to, and gave us plenty of warning as well. Our instructor was great also. 10/10 would paddle with again.
      Written 28 February 2019
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    Zandra D
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2021 • Family
    Phenomenal experience kayaking on a beautiful piece of NZ paradise @ Moke Lake. We took two families with children aged 8-13 years and we all absolutely loved it. Such a magical place. Huge thanks to Ben. Great guy, super friendly, excellent organisation. A must do experience whilst in Queenstown.
    Written 12 January 2021
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    TarshaandKristian
    Auckland Central, New Zealand113 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2022
    Kayaking on Lake Wakatipu - AMAZING!

    Thank you so much to the amazing team at Paddle Queenstown, you are always so helpful and so friendly. We are well looked after on every visit.

    The kayaks are well looked after, clean, and very comfortable to sit in. We cannot wait to come back and play on your water toys again.

    We highly recommend Paddle Queenstown 🌺💖
    Written 5 March 2022
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    Maerwynn
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020
    Thank you for providing an excellent alternative to walking Moke Lake. We thoroughly enjoyed the morning and having the lake all too ourselves was an unexpected treat. The light snack and refreshments were just right for regaining energy and it was lovely having the time to chat.
    Written 3 February 2020
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    Alice
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020 • Couples
    We had a brilliant time kayaking. Our guide, Ben, was informative and ensured we had a great experience. Nice cup of tea and biscuits afterwards too! Would recommend to anyone wanting a fun paddle! Thanks very much.
    Written 5 January 2020
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    holly d
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2023 • Friends
    Me and my friends had a great time paddling out at Lake Moke. Amazing spot and an unforgettable experience. Everything we needed was supplied and Ben and the crew definitely made it a top moment of our trip!
    Written 7 December 2023
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    Nathan
    Sydney, Australia4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020
    Had a great afternoon kayaking at Moke Lake with my son (16) and daughter (13). Only a short trip from town but was virtually deserted. We had the lake to ourselves. Ben, the guide, was a great host, good conversation, local history and overall service (he took some great photos too!). The drinks and snacks at the end were an excellent addition. Highly recommended, good simple fun.
    Written 16 January 2020
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    howluckyrwe
    8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Big big thankyou to the lovely staff, and particularly Kathryn. We were running a little late and they waited very patiently. A nice paddle. Lovely backdrop to it all. Kathryn was just beautiful, attentive and above all safety conscious. A cuppa and snacks at the end. The staff make this so enjoyable. Thankyou.
    Written 21 January 2020
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    Hi, thanks for the kind words about our staff. Sounds like you had an amazing time, but only ranked 4stars. What could we have done to achieve 5stars?
    Written 22 January 2020
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    Matt S
    Sydney, Australia3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2023 • Solo
    Great experience from initial pickup with Mckenzie. Great scenery on the drive out and perfect conditions on the lake. Both Mckenzie & Ben were great hosts for the day, providing a great experience. Would definately recommend.
    Written 15 January 2023
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    LaLacorde
    Seattle, WA153 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020
    We had the lake to ourselves. Guides were outgoing, easy to talk to, fun and very knowledgable about the land and its history. Views were amazing!

    It was an easy walk to the parking lot from the center of Queenstown where we were picked up in the van.
    Written 27 February 2020
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    gemmachapman78
    Gloucestershire, UK2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2023 • Friends
    Beautiful trip with stunning scenery and wildlife. Ben and Bree were really brilliant. 100% recommend this tour
    Written 17 January 2024
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