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We are Lake Wanaka's premium Kayak & Stand Up Paddle board (SUP) operator, running exclusive guided trips of Lake Wanaka and the upper Clutha River. We also offer beach rentals from the lakefront allowing people to discover the lake at their own...more
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163 Ardmore Street | Opposite the corner of Ardmore & Dungarvon Streets, Wanaka 9035, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Exploring the lake is a must do in wanaka and a trip to Ruby Island definitely worth it. Seeing the beautiful scenery from a kayak is just awesome! Wanaka paddle was easy to deal with, super friendly and created a great memory for us

Thank Isabell8785
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The weather was not nice but Chris managed to give us a nice half day hiking tour and offered us free kayaking the day after which was sunny. We enjoyed it a lot!

Thank Albert C
PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review! We often get challenged by weather & we try to adapt & accommodate where possible. Thanks for remaining flexible & we're glad you enjoyed the trip.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love Paddle Wanaka. Chris and Charlie organised a scenic and thoroughly enjoyable paddle over Lake Wanaka in August for me

Thank Princessmuva
PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks! It's always a team effort here at Paddle Wanaka to create enjoyable experiences on our guided trips for our clients. Thanks for joining us on the Lake Escape & I'm sure we'll see you again. Thanks!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We did the half day tiki tour with our guide Charlie. Perfect weather conditions combined with an excellent guide, she was very knowledgeable about the area and had a great friendly personality! Highly recommended.

Thank Daniel A
PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you! The Tiki Tour is a great half day option to get out on the lake & explore. Charlie truly is a delightful guide, I will certainly pass on your feedback. Thanks for choosing Paddle Wanaka!

Reviewed 22 July 2018

"The Tiki Tour" is a phenomenal experience that I will definitely recommend to my friends and family as a must-do in Wanaka. Chris, our tour guide for the day, was a fantastic lively person who took pride in ensuring the best experience for us. His...More

Thank Ege G
PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

What a fantastic review, thank you! Our Tiki Tour is a perfect way to get out on the lake & cruise through the clear water whilst taking in the views. Chris is indeed a lively character & he takes pride in every trip he does...More

Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Exploring Wanaka, spontaneously hiring a kayak from the shore of the lake was perfect !!! They made it SO easy, and I was in the water in minutes after asking to hire ! Really affordable and beautiful way to explore wanaka lake, water is crystal...More

Thank Corrine V
PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2018

Thanks for the 100% recommendation for Paddle Wanaka! Some of the best decisions are made spontaneously & it sounded like you enjoyed every minute. You don't have to go out to far from the beach front to appreciate the stunning surroundings. Thanks for paddling with...More

Reviewed 14 July 2018

The Tiki Tour with Chris guiding us through every step made it exceptionally easy and a very enjoyable day out. He filled us in on the local history of Wanaka, the mountains and Ruby Island and our day concluded with a speedboat trip out to...More

Thank Kate S
PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2018

Thanks for the review! The Tiki Tour is a very enjoyable trip, particularly with such an enthusiastic guide. Chris loves to show off his playground (the lake) & loves any excuse to take out the power boat. Thanks for choosing to paddle with Paddle Wanaka!

Reviewed 14 July 2018

We did a Tiki tour with Chris - it was an awesome way to see Wanaka from a different angle! As novices in a Kayak Chris made us feel safe and confident and entertained us with great stories about the area all the way through....More

Thank Eleanorrosebailey
PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018

Thanks heaps for the review! Kayaking is a great way to get out on the lake to see Wanaka from a totally different perspective. Our Tiki Tour is great for those who are new to kayaking so good on you for giving it a go!...More

Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Super fun trip with rewarding views and choc muffins. Tour was interesting with a friendly and helpful guide. we learned heaps about the local area. Thank you paddle wanaka for a great day out.

Thank richyorkie
PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018

Thanks for reviewing Paddle Wanaka! Our Tiki Tour certainly is a popular one, especially the chocolate treats! Chris is friendly chap & loves to tell stories of the surrounding area, glad you enjoyed. Thanks again!

Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

I did the Tiki Tour and loved spending the morning on the lake. Chris was an amazing guide and share tons of interesting information about the area. I would totally do it again!

Thank Anna I
PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thanks for your review! Chris certainly is a character with lots of great stories & interesting facts to share. Give us a shout next time your in Wanaka, we'd happily take you out on the lake again.

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