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Address: 21 Mull St Glenorchy, Glenorchy, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 9904

Rippled Earth kayaks operates kayaking tours on the conservation reserves...

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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Great fun with knowledgable guides

We had a wonderful time on our island safari. We turned out to be the only people booked on that day, and we had a great chat with our guide, Dylan. We visited Pigeon Island and... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2017
Kelly H
Wyong, Australia
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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190 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked the island tour through one of the information centres in town. They rang up to check that there was a tour running, and they said that it would run as long as one more person booked on and to ring after 8pm that evening to confirm. I initially wanted to go on the Thursday, but they said they... More 

Thank EG27
rippledearth, Owner at Rippled Earth Kayaking, responded to this review

Hi We are really sorry for your bad experience however you really are at fault with this one. you were told by the booking agent that you were the only one booked on for that tour and the company does not run for a tour for one person. You were required to call for confirmation at 8pm. You rang at... More 

Wyong, Australia
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful time on our island safari. We turned out to be the only people booked on that day, and we had a great chat with our guide, Dylan. We visited Pigeon Island and has some tasty fruit cake for morning tea, then paddled around Pig Island where we finally spotted a Weka! Despite being novice kayakers we... More 

Thank Kelly H
Morristown, New Jersey
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2 reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Highly recommend this trip!!!! Sam(wise) took us on an unexpected journey that surpassed our expectations. My wife, daughter and I had never kayaked before, but not worries. Sam had everything taken care of including, equipment, safe practices, great knowledge of the area, and a passion for great customer service. Albeit at my behest, Sam modestly shared with us stories of... More 

Thank Silvers72
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Sam was a great guide so passionate, diligent, knowledgeable and prepared for our adventure around Pigeon Island. The weather was perfect and Sam had all the extra equipment you may need. Gloves, wet bag, spray jackets and of course life jackets. We were the first group to use the new equipment too.The paddle was gentle and the age group we... More 

Thank Daniel S
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Me and my partner have lived in queenstown a year now and we hadn't even heard of this tour. When my parents came to visit for the week my mum had said she'd like to kayak (she's never done it before so I was shocked!) I figured it was safer to book a tour rather than just rent some kayaks... More 

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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

So glad I did this. The day was perfect for it. Nice small bunch of people. The water crystal clear and smooth for us. The guide was knowledgable and friendly and they provided everything including a small bite to eat and a small nature walk on Pidgeon Island. would recommend regardless of your fitness level as it is fine for... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We locked really forward to this last activity on our holiday and drove the beautiful Road to Glenorchy. We had to ring for appointement, and was told to meet outside the cafe'. We met a woman brushing here teeth and talking to us at the same time. And the next thing she Said was; "you have to fil out this... More 

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We take clean teeth and fresh breath very seriously at Rippled Earth More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

One of the very best things to do in Queenstown. Dylan was excellent guide and we had very personal tour with him. The area between QT and Glenorchy is absolutely amazing blessed with crystal clear water and mountains for background. Loved every minute of it!

Thank Imre T
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The drive between QT and Glenorchy was absolutely stunning. It must be up there with one of the most scenic drives in the world. However, unfortunately the weather was not on our side. After spending 30 minutes paddling around close to shore our guide Dylan decided the wind was too strong and it we would not be able to make... More 

Thank 19DiDi86
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

This morning we kayaked to pigeon island with Paloma. It was a fantastic experience with beautiful scenery and tranquillity. Paloma was an excellent guide. A must do experience.

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