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Paddle Wanaka

163 Ardmore Street | Opposite the corner of Ardmore & Dungarvon Streets, Wanaka 9035, New Zealand
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Half-Day Kayak Experience on the Mighty Clutha River from Wanaka
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Half-Day Paddle Board Tour on Lake Wanaka
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Half-Day Kayak Tour on Lake Wanaka
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We are Lake Wanaka's premium Kayak & Stand Up Paddle board operator, running guided trips of Lake Wanaka and the upper Clutha river. We also offer freedom rentals from the lakefront allowing people to discover the lake at their own pace. We use modern sea kayaks and equipment suitable for beginners to experienced kayakers. Our Fleet of Stand Up paddle boards has a range for abilities. Try a lesson with our ISA SUP instructors and get on your feet faster, turn better, go further. We are a fun, relaxed business. We welcome all abilities and will do our very best to cater for your needs... to get on the water and enjoying your time in Lake Wanaka! We are open October to April each year. 9am - 5pm - In summer we often stay open beyond this! A great way to fill your day! We run May-Sept on demand... but if the weather is nice, you'll see us down on the Lake Front.
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163 Ardmore Street | Opposite the corner of Ardmore & Dungarvon Streets, Wanaka 9035, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

My 5-year-old daughter has been with me for a while to take her kayaking and finally did it in Wanaka. It cost us $45 to take a double (sea) kayak. I notice on their website it was $30 per person. Paddling more or less myself...More

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PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Thanks! Wanaka is truly beautiful place to kayak & being able to get out to Ruby Island is definitely a bonus! The views out there are amazing! We hope your daughter has as much fun as you did. Thanks again!

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

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PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

We had several hours to kill in the morning and decided to rent a SUP board for an hour. That was the best decision we've made. Renting process was quick and uncomplicated. Location couldn't be more convenient - on the beach! The boards were great...More

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PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Spontaneity often offers the best adventures & memories. Thanks for a great review! Cruising around in the bay area on a stunning Wanaka day, makes you appreciate the simple things in life. A lake, a Stand up paddle board (SUP) & a sense of adventure....More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

What a great way to enjoy a relaxing afternoon. friendly staff and great service. There is absolutely nothing to worry about if you are a first timer like me. The wanaka lake is a stunner.

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PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Thanks guys! It looked like you had a great time & the weather was just amazing! It's an awesome time to SUP on the river in Autumn. Thanks for the review & for giving us the opportunity to take you out for your first time.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We rent one kayak for one hour for 20$. Paddle kayak has a stand directly on the beach. A friendly staff member explained everything very well and kept us informed about the changing winds in the evening. We had a great little trip to the...More

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PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Cheers for the review! We love the Wanaka Tree & it's a great place to stop for a photo or a swim! I'll pass on your comments to our friendly crew & thank you in advance for the future recommendations.!

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

This group hire paddle boat and kayaks in a very convenient location on the main waterfront of lake Wanaka. We arrived at 3pm on a very calm day. At that time the choice was limited to slightly less stable long single kayaks or double kayaks;...More

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PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Thanks for your review. We monitor all customers whilst out on the lake, our team observe from the shore to ensure everyone is safe. I'm sorry if you felt that we had no interest in you, once out on the water. We also provide instruction...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Although it is my first time (and my Mom’s first time) kayaking, Adam and Charlize’s professionalism and enthusiasm made it a phenomenal and pleasant tour!

Thank Emily Y
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PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

Thanks for joining us for your first time every kayaking experience, we're delighted you enjoyed the trip! I'll pass on your feedback to the team, who are indeed very enthusiastic. Thanks again & thanks for paddling with us.

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