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Half-Day Kayak Experience on the Mighty Clutha River from Wanaka

Highlights
  • Enjoy a fun day paddling on the river—expect to get wet!

  • Rapids are a gentle grade 1-2, and you’ll receive a full safety briefing

  • All kayak and safety equipment is provided
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Half-Day Kayak Experience on the Mighty Clutha River from Wanaka
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An introduction to white water kayaking. Paddle through playful rapids amongst the stunning Wanaka scenery. Snacks & refreshments provided.
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Kayak the Mighty Clutha PM
An introduction to white water kayaking. Paddle through the playful rapids amongst stunning Wanaka scenery. Snacks & refreshments provided.
From US$138.39
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Overview

This half-day kayak tour on the Clutha River is an ideal trip for active travelers who want to try a new outdoor adventure sport, or who want to perfect their kayaking skills. Your guide will give you a full safety briefing and educated you about river safety, so you can feel confident on the 13 miles (22 kilometers) of river. Plus, receive personalized attention on a small-group tour.

What to Expect

You will meet at the headquarters on the Wanaka waterfront at your chosen departure time. Here you will be greeted by the professional & friendly guides and transported to the Clutha River access point.

You will then be fitted with your gear and given a full safety briefing and instructions for your tour.

Once you are on the water, it's time to have some fun! Along the trip you will stop and have a tasty snack (usually one of our delicious chocolate brownies). 

After your tour is complete, you will be transported back to the Wanaka Town Centre. Allow about 4 hours for this tour.

Reviews (9)
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Reviewed yesterday
Great family experience

Our family had a fantastic half day on the mighty clutha with Tyler. Even though we had never done white water kayaking before, it was very doable for all of us including our boys (12 & 15). Tyler was very knowledgable, safety conscious, and so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 16lori
PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded today

Awesome review!! Thanks! Kayak the Mighty Clutha is a great introduction to white water kayaking, as the rapids are quite playful. It's a fun trip for an active family & we're glad you had fun. Tyler loves that river & loves kayaking, we think that...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rapids and eddies on the mighty Clutha

Brilliant Trip. Tyler was an excellent guide/ instructor and altogether a great guy to be on the river with, keeping us informed af the landscape, fauna, facts about the river and a bit of history too, aswellas keeping us safe. It was hard work, but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Eileenscuba
PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Excellent review! Thanks! Tyler certainly is an awesome guide, full of knowledge, skill & of course very safety conscious. The Clutha River is indeed a fun trip to get the opportunity to play on the rapids. Thanks for choosing Paddle Wanaka!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Professional & knowledgeable team ready to save your butt

Tyler was a safe, fun & personable guide who was always standing by ready to assist. Even with multiple paddlers in the water at the same time he had no problem keeping everyone safe and calm. He shared tons of cool facts about the surrounding...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Drew C
PaddleWanaka, General Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review! Kayak the Clutha is a fun trip & we're glad Tyler made you feel safe. Safety is of course the priority for us, so that's great feedback. I'll also look into providing more clarification on 'proper attire' Can you email me...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wonderful white water kayaking on Mighty Clutha

I spent a great half day kayaking down Clutha river with Tyler. The landscape alone was stunning: clear blue water and mountains. Tyler taught me helpful moves and it was just so much fun being out on the white water with him. One of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Petra M
PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Awesome review! Stoked it's been one of your best days in NZ so far!! Wow! The Clutha River is a playful river & combined withTyler's kayaking skills & enthusiasm, it's certainly a fun trip. Thanks again & we'll pass on your feedback to Tyler.

Reviewed 26 April 2018
Floaty fun times

My husband and I had a lovely trip down the Clutha with Laurie. He was well informed about local history, flora and fauna and of course he was an excellent kayak instructor. Thanks for a lovely day - and for the milo and delicious brownies...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank LaurenH3712
PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Many thanks for your review! It's a stunning time of year to take a trip down the Clutha River. I'll pass on your feed back to Laurie & the brownie master! Thanks for choosing us!

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