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Rippled Earth Kayaking

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21 Mull St Glenorchy, Glenorchy, New Zealand
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Such a fun, relaxing, and informative experience. Sam and Mike were fantastic guides. Highly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tasvirimaryam
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What an amazing day with amazing people ! Our guide Micheal was very informative and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cherie D
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Rippled Earth kayaks operates kayaking tours on the conservation reserves Pig and Pigeon islands, we can meet you in Glenorchy or pick you up from Queenstown. We use Double Sea Kayaks produced and designed in New Zealand, very stable and comfortable. The Islands we go out to have been maintained as bird sanctuaries so we can paddle around the headlands and onto the various beach's with the sound of many NZ Native birds, it is the home of Weka, one of New Zealand's flightless birds along with tui, fantail, bellbird and wood pigeon.With a spectacular backdrop of the Southwest New Zealand World Heritage Area these islands are a paddlers paradise
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21 Mull St Glenorchy, Glenorchy, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a fun, relaxing, and informative experience. Sam and Mike were fantastic guides. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an amazing day with amazing people ! Our guide Micheal was very informative and knowledgeable guide. Definitely recommended !

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rippledearth, Owner at Rippled Earth Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow love those Photo's Cherie D. Thank you for your review, we'll ensure Michael knows. Sam

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Tasha pick me up in Queenstown and from there we went close to Glenorchy where Sam was already waiting for us with the kayaks. We spend around 3 hours in the lake making some stops in the islands around. It was just an epic day...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

We very much enjoyed this outing. Tash was a very informative guide to Pigeon Island and we liked hearing her stories. She was also a patient coach to the inexperienced kayakers in the group. Best of all, it was wonderful seeing the mountains from the...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful morning with guide Michael. Just the two of us in tandem kayak, with guide in 2nd Kayak. Michael was very knowledgeable and good fun. Very safe and extremely relaxing. I loved hearing all the Maori tales as well as scientific explanations. Highly...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

We were the only couple on the short beginners kayaking afternoon so we felt really special. Tash stopped for a photo on the way to the lake and we visited the lovely garden and hobbit style house. I was a complete novice but felt so...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We booked for the afternoon 1.30pm Kayaking trip on the morning itself. Met at an accommodation which has a really beautiful garden. We were early and the owners allowed us to explore on our own first. Tash (sorry if I got the name wrong) greeted...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Just spent the morning kayaking to Pigeon Island. We had a wonderful time in ideal conditions. Tash, our leader, was super, full of interesting facts and stories. In was my first time kayaking and she made me feel very relaxed and confident. I strongly recommend...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

We celebrated a friend's birthday with the pigeon island kayak safari. Sam is a local who knows his stuff. Great instructor, the gear is in good knick, the views were beautiful. Great girls weekend. I've done the kayak from St Heliers in Auckland to Rangitoto,...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

We went at 8:00 am in the morning. The Guide, Tash was on time and we could start driving from Queenstown to Glenorchy. The view was amazing and Tash stopped for us on the way to take pictures. When we arrived on the Lake in...More

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sugam915
17 June 2017|
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Response from rippledearth | Property representative |
HI Sorry for the late reply. Our Island Safari for the 2017 -18 summer is going to be: NZ$135.00 from Glenorchy and NZ$155.00 from Queenstown Little Paradise kayaking NZ$99.00 selfdrive and NZ$125.00 from Queenstown our... More
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Jess P
24 January 2017|
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Response from rippledearth | Property representative |
HI Jess. Yes i'm afraid the weather is a little rough for the next couple of days. we can take you and your son out and provide a double kayak for you however i think the next suitable day will be Saturday the 28th or Monday... More
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cloearl22
25 December 2016|
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Response from rippledearth | Property representative |
Hi We still have availability on our Glenorchy Island Safari departing from Glenorchy at 1:45pm if that would suit?
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