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Rippled Earth Kayaking

21 Mull St Glenorchy, Glenorchy, New Zealand
+64 3-442 9904
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Perfect tour on a perfect day

They have all the gear to get you ready and keep your electronics safe on the water! Was about 4... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Auckland, New Zealand
Pigtastic 🐷

What a great way to unwind at the end of our trip to NZ, with a kayaking tour of Lake Wakatipu... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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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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“cake” (11 reviews)
“great guide” (11 reviews)
21 Mull St Glenorchy, Glenorchy, New Zealand
+64 3-442 9904
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Reviewed 1 week ago

They have all the gear to get you ready and keep your electronics safe on the water! Was about 4 hours long, good for beginnings, easy kayaking and also easy walking. But the tour was well planned, very lovely and knowledgeable guide! Definitely a highlight!

Thank jqs386
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great way to unwind at the end of our trip to NZ, with a kayaking tour of Lake Wakatipu, Pigeon Island and Pig Island. After paddling around for about 45 mins we stopped off on Pig Island for some warm drinks and amazing...More

Thank TortoiseAndBee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent our week as busy bees taking part in lots of different activities, and this was a brilliant one to end with! Tasha was our instructor and Sam was there too! Both were super knowledgeable and good fun! Spent time paddling over to pigeon...More

Thank BeeAndTortoise
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tash was an excellent guide and made what was an awe inspiring kayak/walk tour half-day. Transport, hot drink and cake were all included. Highly recommended!

Thank Maxxoi
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Sam was super friendly and knowledgeable about the Glenorchy area. He guided us kayaking around the Pigeon Island, told us Maori stories related to the region, and also gave us delicious fruit cake during our kayaking break! Highly recommend doing this if bungee jumping or...More

Thank CC S
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We loved our outing with Sam and Rippled Earth! The equipment was in top condition and Sam was an expert teacher and made the experience very informative and fun. We paddled out to beautiful Pigeon Island in a double kayak, with Sam in a single....More

Thank CaliforniaMillers
Reviewed 29 March 2017

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...More

Thank EG27
rippledearth, Owner at Rippled Earth Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

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...More

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...More

Thank Kelly H
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...More

Thank Silvers72
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...More

Thank Daniel S
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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
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
25 December 2016|
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?