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Paddle Wanaka

163 Ardmore Street | Opposite the corner of Ardmore & Dungarvon Streets, Wanaka 9035, New Zealand
+64 21 926 949
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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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  • Very good9%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
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163 Ardmore Street | Opposite the corner of Ardmore & Dungarvon Streets, Wanaka 9035, New Zealand
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+64 21 926 949
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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

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

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Reviewed 14 July 2018

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Reviewed 14 July 2018

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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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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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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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