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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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US$100.60*
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Half-Day Kayak Tour on Lake Wanaka
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US$103.58*
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Half-Day Paddle Board Tour on Lake Wanaka
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US$140.84*
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Half-Day Kayak Experience on the Mighty Clutha River from 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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“kayak trip” (3 reviews)
“half day tour” (3 reviews)
“brownie” (7 reviews)
LOCATION
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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Thank Marionne G
PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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1  Thank crjones2018
PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a river tour and had a great morning. Picked up and dropped off in the town centre by a really friendly crew and escorted down the river by a knowledgable, friendly guide. Equipment was all provided, including thermals and even towels! The tea...More

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

Thanks! The river trip is just that.. fun! The crew are super friendly & passionate about providing clients with a great experience. Oh yes & the brownies are a treat too! Thanks for paddling with us!

Reviewed 18 December 2017

My son and I did a Grade 2 kayak course with Paddle Wanaka. They were a pleasure to deal with - professional, friendly and accommodating. Our instructor Bob was a legend; I can't speak highly enough of the great experience that we had with him....More

2  Thank Tim_and_Ryan
PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

That's one great review!! Thanks! Yes Bob is a legend & we are extremely lucky & grateful to work with such a knowledgable & skilled individual. He loves this environment as much as we do. Thanks for choosing us & we're delighted that you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

We had a great afternoon kayak trip with paddle Wanaka. It was really windy, but it was still a great trip as we stuck to the sides. Lovely little stop for a hot drink and brownie included. Guide was great and very knowledgeable.More

Thank em_davis24
PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Thanks for your review! Our brownies are certainly a treat after a paddle, especially when they are washed down with a freshly made hot drink. We're glad you enjoyed yourselves, windy conditions can be a challenge, so well done you! I'll pass on your kind...More

Reviewed 4 December 2017

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Thank bluemem
PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

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Reviewed 1 December 2017

I used to kayak regular off the Pacific coast of the US, but have not done so for approximately 20 years. With an afternoon free in Wanaka we booked a half-day tour with Paddle Wanaka. Lorie picked us up at the iSite and took us...More

Thank CyclistRick
PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2017

Thanks! Our trip out to Stevenson's Island is stunning & we love to share that part of the lake with our clients. Glad to hear we got you back paddling after a 20year break! Hopefully we've inspired you to continue. Safe travels!

Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Rented kayaks and just went along our way... hadn’t kayaked before and while it wasn’t hard to catch on it was a bit harder than we thought it was going to be. Lots of core when you start to get further from shore. Recommend this...More

Thank Annie P
PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2017

Thanks! Our beach rentals are a great just get out & give it a go even if you've had no experience. We're glad you enjoyed yourselves!

Reviewed 19 November 2017

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Thank mjh123
PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

This is a must do in Wanaka. Great set up and well organised. Chris runs a tight ship and was a pleasure to deal with. Could not recommend this experience enough. Himself and Charlie were great & thoroughly enjoyed our time out on the river....More

Thank Aoife C
PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Thanks guys!! Chris is one passionate & enthusiastic boss & he loves to get out on trips with our customers. Thankfully all his energy rubs off on all of the crew, who all aim to run the ship just as tight when Chris is guiding...More

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