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Half-Day Kayak Tour on Lake Wanaka

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    What to Expect
    You will be greeted by the professional and friendly guides at the Wanaka waterfront opposite the corner of Dungarvon and Ardmore Streets at your chosen departure time.

    You will then be fitted with your equipment and given a full safety briefing and instructions for your half-day kayak tour on Lake Wanaka. 

    Once you are on the water, it's time to have some fun. Simply relax and enjoy the paddle, take in the views and the stunning surroundings. Destinations may vary due to the weather conditions. Along the trip you will stop and have a tasty snack (usually one of our delicious chocolate brownies).
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Wanaka Isite
    Return Details
    Wanaka town centre
    • Professional guide
    • Small-group kayak tour
    • Light refreshments
    • All equipment
    • Lunch
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We did a half day kayaking Tiki tour in December on one of the most beautiful lakes I've ever seen. The scenery was stunning, and exploring it by kayak was amazing. Our guides Abi and Alex were very knowledgeable and made everyone feel very relaxed and safe on kayaks. We had
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    Response from PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Half-Day Kayak Tour on Lake Wanaka
    Responded 11 Jan 2019
    Many thanks! Lake Wanaka is a beautiful lake & we're glad we are able to share it with you! The Tiki Tour is a great family option to get out & explore whilst taking in the stunning surrounds. Thanks again & we'll pass on your feedback to Abi & Alex.
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    That was our first time kayaking and the experience was amazing despite drizzle and overcast. Such a great tour guide (Austin) who shared so many details and interesting things about the area, super tasty brownies (and coffee, and fresh berry juice). 2.5 hours wasn't really
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    Response from PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Half-Day Kayak Tour on Lake Wanaka
    Responded 18 Dec 2018
    Wishing you'd booked a longer trip, is a fantastic compliment, thank you!! The Tiki Tour is an ideal option for those who may be new to kayaking. Quite often, when there is a bit of cloud & even some rain, the lake is perfect for paddling. Austy is a great guide & the brownies can almost steal the show! Thanks again for your review & next time we can take you out on our Southern Explorer, the full day option.
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    My mum and I enjoyed the Tiki half-day kayaking tour during the middle of November and loved it! Tyler was an amazing guide and taught us a lot about Lake Wanaka and New Zealand whilst being entertaining and funny along the way. It wasn't too difficult and we enjoyed going at a
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    Response from PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Half-Day Kayak Tour on Lake Wanaka
    Responded 12 Nov 2018
    Thank you! What a lovely review! Yes the Tiki Tour is a perfect way to get out on the water & relax. As our tours are small it allows us the flexibility to tailor to suit the pace on each trip. Thanks again & we're glad you enjoyed the treats surrounded by the beautiful views!
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    Great experience, fantastic views and a very knowledgeable guide. An enjoyable experience all round. I would highly recommend it
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    Response from PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Half-Day Kayak Tour on Lake Wanaka
    Responded 2 Nov 2018
    Great photo! Thanks for the review! Happy to get you guys out & about in the neighbourhood, next time on a SUP? Thanks again.
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    My sister and I did a great half day kayaking+ boating trip with Chris and Tyler, who were welcoming, knowledgeable and friendly. We wanted to go kayaking and Paddle Wanaka was recommended to us, so we came to Wanaka on that basis. The trip was well worth it. Chris met us at our
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    Response from PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Half-Day Kayak Tour on Lake Wanaka
    Responded 27 Oct 2018
    Thanks! It's great to hear that you came to Wanaka to see us based on a recommendation (buy those guys a drink!). Our Tiki Tour is a great half day option, if only to get one of our brownies! We pride ourselves on being well planned, flexible & very safety conscious, so I'm very please that that came through. I'll pass your feedback on the Chris & Tyler. Many thanks again.
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    About the operator
    By: Paddle Wanaka
    180 reviews
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    Amazing half day Kayak tour
    This was an amazing experience, my partner booked the tour and as a non swimmer and a fear of the water I was
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    Antalya, Turkey
    Absolutely brill day with Joel as a guide - he was so reassuring and knowledgeable about local sites. Really
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    Carol W
    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Wonderful morning on lake Wanaka
    A great trip, kayaking on the lake. I booked this tour on my own expecting to join a larger group, but by chance I
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    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    What an awesome morning
    We had a Tyler as a guide and it ended up just the two of us on the tour. He gave excellent instruction as we are
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    Laurie and Joel were extremely welcoming and we had a glorious afternoon paddling down the Clutha River. The
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    Newport, United Kingdom
    Fab afternoon
    Excellent half day kayaking. Nothing too strenuous, mostly a gentle bob down the river with a few bumpy bits along
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    Panton, Vermont
    As experienced kayakers we wanted to be on our own. Tyler dropped us off at a boat launch with two single kayaks
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    Great trip on Clutha!
    Even though it was an exceptionally windy day, the kayaking experience was awesome! It wasn’t too difficult or too
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    Iain D
    Totnes, United Kingdom
    Mac Daddy 2 day trip - totally brilliant
    Many many thanks to everybody at Paddle Wanaka and especially to our guide Austin for our two day trip to Mou
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    Great Day
    We‘ve Made the Kajak-Tour on the Clutha River while we had Sunshine all the tour. Our guide Tylor was awesome.
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    Great fun even for a complete beginner!
    Impressed with our guide Joel from Paddle Wanaka who was really interesting and professional. He taught us how to
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    Not a great experience
    Me and my wife took Paddle Wanaka's tiki tour on Dec 26,2019 and honestly we didn't enjoy it .We were a group of
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    Sarah C
    Tyler - what a great day out!
    Great outfit. The weather forecast was not favourable for our original booking. We were contacted straight away
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    Professional, safe, fun
    We were so impressed with our guide Laurie from Paddle Wanaka who was really well-informed, interesting,
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    London, United Kingdom
    Highlight of our Wanaka trip
    A great afternoon out in stunning surroundings. It was a little windy - and we weren’t sure we would get out on
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