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River Kayak
Wanaka- Otago- New Zealand
( 213 )
4 Hours
4 Persons
English
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Brief

This is Wanaka's popular half day river kayaking activity for those with an appetite for getting up close and personal with NZ's second largest river, the Clutha River. The fun unfolds as the river twists and turns, through playful grade 1-2 rapids set amongst the stunning Wanaka scenery.

Tour Detail

You will sit in top individual river kayaks on this fast flowing river. Your guide will give you a full briefing &  instructions on river safety and technique, as well as tips on river reading and directions on where to find the action and best play spots.

With a bit of practice you’ll soon be cruising down the river in style.  Be prepared to get a little wet and have a giggle.

  • Approximately 22 kms of grade 1-2 river kayaking
  • Light snacks and refreshments provided
  • Allow 4 hours
  • Departs daily 2pm (Oct-April)

Price Detail
Inclusions

  • Driver/guides
  • Beverages & snack provided
  • Use of helmet & all appropriate safety equipment provided.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if request)
  • Small-group tour

Exclusions

  • Lunch

Cancellation Policy

You will get

100% refund if cancel 7 days before tour starts.

80% refund if cancel within 6 days before tour starts.

50% refund if cancel within 5 days before tour starts.

NO refund if cancel within 3 days before tour starts.

You will be refunded for all costs EXCEPT Processing Fees.

Guests can get full refunds at any time of cancellation prior to the actual date of the tour if that cancellation is due to a Force Major reason. Force Major reasons include but are not limited to war, civil insurrection, strikes, volcanoes, extreme weather, earthquake, and natural disasters.

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Reviews

AM_Oakland

2020-02-20 15:58:05

"Kayaking on the Clutha" We spent a very fun & lovely afternoon on the Clutha with Tyler and Joel. Both great guides - told us a lot about the area, history, the river, life ... and pulled us out when we fell in! Tips...

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Erina C

2020-02-08 11:54:23

"Wonderful scenic kayak on Lake Wanaka" We were lucky enough to just scrape through and be able to kayak on Lake Wanaka when the wind was picking up. What a privilege. A real highlight of our weekend in the region! Excellent hospitality...

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tanias948

2020-01-26 23:24:57

"Fantastic!" The crew were excellent, giving us some tips that made our 1 hour paddle extra special. They put in extra effort to make it enjoyable and keep us safe. At one point some jet skiers were circling us...

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andyo810

2020-01-22 20:30:49

"Kayak " Absolutely brill day with Joel as a guide - he was so reassuring and knowledgeable about local sites. Really friendly and a helped us paddle out miles. Great stories and memories

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DDignum

2020-01-14 10:28:37

"Gorgeous." Laurie and Joel were extremely welcoming and we had a glorious afternoon paddling down the Clutha River. The safety briefing is exact, as you would expect a professional company to be. But it was...

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PrantikB18

2019-12-30 19:36:10

"Not a great experience" Me and my wife took Paddle Wanaka's tiki tour on Dec 26,2019 and honestly we didn't enjoy it .We were a group of 10 people , where only me and my wife didn't know how to kayak and rest everyone...

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shalinkamdar

2019-12-10 20:21:24

"Highly Recommend" Did the Tiki Tour on very short notice (less than 1 hour), and ended up being just the two of us and our guide Tyler. Was a very fun and very informative 4 hours kayaking around the Lake, with a stop...

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OlivRmr

2019-11-27 23:37:12

"Recommend" This was a really cool experience. Great fun. Good route. Joel was an excellent guide and we would definitely recommend.

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Lukiman95

2019-11-20 23:13:28

"Tiki tour" We arrived in wanaka 2 days prior to the tour and were a bit disappointed. After doing the kayak tour with our amazing guide Austin the lorax we we're finally aware of all the amazing things we have...

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Zxdfty

2019-10-05 23:03:10

"Is there a better kayak trip in the world?!" If you enjoy paddling amidst breathtaking snow capped mountain scenery & mirror lake reflections then a trip with Paddle Wanaka should be top of your ‘must do’ list. If you are lucky enough to be in...

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neenz1704

2019-04-22 00:30:13

"Mission kayak " This company were sooo professional and helpful. We had car issues which caused us to be 10mins late. Further than that, we turned up on a Monday for the 9am session only to be told that we were...

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jaemariee2017

2019-04-16 00:29:32

"An hour of fun on the lake" My partner and I wanted to do something fun and relaxing before leaving Wanaka this afternoon. The crew at Paddle Wanaka were very lovely - we hired two single kayaks for one hour ($20 each) and went...

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642alyxm

2019-04-09 22:41:58

"Wonderful activity " My partner and I took part in ‘The Mission’ which is a four hour self guided kayak around the lake. We were given an informative run down and a handy map of the lake indicating where we should go and...

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luyawen

2019-04-05 01:12:40

"Great on-the-spot kayak hires " Simple and fuss free kayak hires. We got two double kayaks for an hour. Everyone was friendly and setup was quick. They gave us plenty of advice on where to go and how long it would take.

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Smeeb2000

2019-03-30 11:44:11

"Great first river kayaking experience" Great fun activity. You get all you need from the company right down to shoes. Our guide Taylor really made everyone feel safe and comfortable while giving everyone all the info we could want about...

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dgv218

2019-03-27 11:45:19

"Incredible Experience " My brother and I spent the afternoon on the Clutha learning how to white water kayak. The water levels hit a high of the season, as we were riding out a 3-day storm, which made the experience very...

+More

phoebepjd

2019-03-19 12:54:39

"awesome" big ups to Mitch for making our P.E trip lots of fun haha. good chat and lots of fun with helping us win races

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Teagan B

2019-03-12 22:00:46

"Amazing experience! " If you are looking for something a little adventurous and exciting, this tour is a must do in Wanaka! We had originally booked the tiki kayaking tour but due to weather conditions, were unable to hit...

+More

647yavanna

2019-03-08 14:52:49

"SUP Lake Escape" Booked the lake escape SUP tour and were super surprised when we found out that we were only 3 people (the two of us plus guide). Tylor was a super nice guide and he teached us some basics for SUP...

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thatsmeserious

2019-03-06 19:58:39

"Kayaking the Clutha" I was able to book a half day kayaking trip on the Clutha River at very short notice, just by turning up at their van near the lakefront at 9am. I was taken down the river in the afternoon by Tyler...

+More

L2122XCsimonr

2019-02-27 20:54:34

"Epic!" My wife and I went on the Lake Escape with Tyler, it was an epic experience. Even though it was a colder week, the lake was calm, the sun was shining and the water was warm. Tyler was a great guide...

+More

JackrussellNZ

2019-02-22 21:57:24

"Tiki tour" Perfect way to explore Lake Wanaka. It was perfectly achievable for an averagely fit 50-something-year-old. Beautiful scenery, fun adventure, safe and awesome insights from our great guide, Tyler. Oh...

+More

NZfour

2019-02-18 14:21:18

"Excellent." Rented a Stand Up Paddle Board from the beach in Wanaka. What an amazing experience. Loved every minutes. Wonderful staff that gives you good instructions. Highly recommended.

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ttian1217

2019-02-12 20:45:44

"Great experience out at the Lake Wanaka" My husband and I had so much fun kayaking on the Lake Wanaka. Both Chris and Kate were very nice and patient. Love all the stories Kate told us along the kayaking tour about the history of Wanaka...

+More

CharlesS3849

2019-02-07 14:38:29

"Clutha trip" Great trip that will suit wide range of people. Tyler very flexibly modified the trip into having plenty of 1on1 coaching in basics of kayaking.

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atipuna

2019-02-02 20:34:58

"Currently experiencing this at the rate of several WOW's per minute." Tyler. You are a badass. You kayak life’s rapids with amazing skill. You have made a huge effort to instruct, demonstrate and guide even the smallest of other potential-like-bad asses. Even with just...

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Al-and-Ang-H

2019-01-24 22:53:28

"Great afternoon on a Tiki tour" We did a customised half Tiki tour in a great spot on Lake Wanaka. Our guide, Tyler, was excellent. A font of knowledge about the local flora, fauna, geography, geology and history, we couldn't have...

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RandSStafford

2019-01-17 19:45:53

"First time in a kayak. Great experience " We thoroughly enjoyed our hour’s kayaking on lake Wanaka. The kayak was very stable and we were given helpful instructions by the enthusiastic staff. Overall a pleasant way to spend a sunny...

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Jessehbk

2019-01-15 22:30:47

"Great Intro to Whitewater Kayaking" Had a blast on our half day trip of the mighty Clutha River. Guide gave us great instruction for the grade 1-2 river and pieces of history and knowledge of the area throughout the trip. Great...

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SoniaBracegirdle

2019-01-12 17:12:12

"Awesome coaching and great customer service!" I did two 1-on-1 coaching sessions and the Grade 2 assessment weekend with Paddle Wanaka, and couldn’t have been happier with my choice. Chris and Andrea were very helpful, and Tyler, my guide, was...

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PerthLouiseW

2019-01-11 19:45:40

"Perfect way to take in the sights" We took the freedom rental option and spent couple of hours paddling - out and round Ruby island. The team at Paddle Wanaka were great - rescheduled us when the wind was too high to a better (calm...

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ccottee

2018-12-31 15:53:56

"Awesome Excursion!" We booked the Clutha River kayak which was a great experience with guide Tyler. Everything from our pick-up, to the kit and equipment provision and Tyler’s local knowledge were spot on. 10/10 and I...

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Glennboy870

2018-12-24 22:11:03

"Tiki tour" Had a fanatic time on the tiki tour. Our guide on the day was Tyler and he gave a great insight into local and New Zealand history. There was only 2 of us on the trip with him which meant there was...

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RichardW3118

2018-12-17 19:55:09

"Clutha Paddle" Great experience and super friendly guides Austin & Kate - really took care of us and it a super day to remember, despite Austin’s jokes!

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bcburlington

2018-12-15 16:58:33

"Do the “Mission” if your not a complete novice" The staff and guides, especially, for us, Andrea, who adjusted a very busy schedule so she could pick us up, are knowledgeable,friendly, and incessantly cheerful. However, if you like to paddle on...

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StephGuiney

2018-12-15 13:19:51

"Kayak on Clutha River" This was definitely a highlight of my trip. Austin was my guide and we kayaked along 19km of river, navigating rapids and enjoying the scenery. It was my first white water kayaking experience, and...

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Companion57921393837

2018-12-02 19:40:54

"Kayak the Mighty Clutha River" Our guide was Tyler and we had an excellent time. You go down river about 19km, get a light lunch at about half way and then get picked up at the end and driven back to town. I have ocean kayaked...

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Connector56735816046

2018-11-11 11:34:54

"Wanaka Tiki Tour" Definitely a great activity to do in Wanaka. A lot of fun. Our guide, Tyler, was extremely helpful and informative. Told us all about New Zealand and the lake. Was a great relaxed kayak and we...

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Elizabeth H

2018-11-06 11:06:20

"had a great time kayaking on lake wanaka" So happy we found this place; both places we tried in Queenstown were closed, but we got to Wanaka and were able to rent without a previous reservation. Took us about two hours to go to Island and...

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Teena A

2018-11-05 09:43:31

"Kayak fun" We rented a double kayak on our stay in Wanaka. The man looking after things was friendly, casual and very helpful. He gave us brief instructions and safety information and after signing a disclosure...

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Kevin L

2018-10-23 22:22:40

"Great time kayaking the rapids" Had an absolute blast doing my first river rapid kayaking! I had tons of fun and learned a lot too! Can't wait to go again!

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Isabell8785

2018-10-22 19:15:42

"Definitley a "must do" in wanaka " 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...

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Princessmuva

2018-09-28 00:39:07

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

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Daniel A

2018-09-18 23:47:48

"Awesome tour of Lake Wanaka" 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...

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Corrine V

2018-07-20 02:00:17

"Beach hire 1hr!!" 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...

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richyorkie

2018-07-12 22:58:21

"Tiki tour" 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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Anna I

2018-07-09 21:35:37

"Great experience! " 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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422iana

2018-05-01 02:36:01

"Can't Kayak anywhere more beautiful" 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...

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vaidagr

2018-04-12 12:45:43

"Last minute decision - highlight of the day!" 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...

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Bea W

2018-04-06 21:26:16

"Super fun for first timers" 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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Peter H

2018-03-10 11:53:54

"Beautiful to kayak" 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...

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stellamAuckland

2018-02-28 10:18:04

"Kayak rental on Lake Wanaka" 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...

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Emily Y

2018-02-14 00:16:19

"Tiki Tour" 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!

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Antara C

2018-02-05 02:19:23

"Excellent morning spent learning how to kayak" My Dad and I took an early morning kayaking lesson and had the best time ever! Charlie was just excellent with the way she taught us and made us feel comfortable, and kept giving us handy tips while...

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Deborah H

2017-12-18 14:18:53

"A great morning with a fabulous guide " 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...

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Tim_and_Ryan

2017-12-17 09:42:58

"Fantastic paddling experience" 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...

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em_davis24

2017-12-15 21:01:31

"Hotel pick up and drop off! " 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...

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CyclistRick

2017-11-30 16:01:21

"Great place to get re-introduced to kayaking" 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...

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Annie P

2017-11-29 18:43:33

"Rented " 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...

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Aoife C

2017-11-03 19:52:53

"Guided tour of the Clutha river " 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...

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Dolphinsmile8

2017-10-23 10:47:47

"Perfect Paddling" Lake Wanaka was flat calm, sunny & the weather warm when we chose to paddle out - perfect for paddling! The scenery was stunning, with snow still icing Mount Aspiring National Park in the distance...

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rachelbabic

2017-10-19 13:11:11

"Brilliant half day kayak down the Cluthe" Had such a great half day with Joel. I'd kayaked a bit before but my husband was a beginner. Joel was great, fun, informative and so laid back. The river is beautiful and the rapids are fun and...

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Hannah J

2017-10-13 00:50:56

"SUPer time on the lake! " Last minute, friends and I thought we would go for a quick paddle board on the lake as it was such a calm day and sunny day! We got kitted out by the amazing, friendly guys at Paddle Wanaka very...

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Danielle N

2017-10-08 11:42:44

"Easy to work with and a lot of fun!" We knew that Kayaking on Lake Wanaka was something we really wanted to do on our honeymoon- it is SO beautiful. We had originally reserved kayaks online, but changed our plans once we got to the...

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Limesemma

2017-10-07 16:58:32

"Amazing experience on the lake" I booked the 1/2 day SUP and had the most amazing afternoon! Bex and Chris were excellent to deal with, despite me being a little indecisive about what i wanted to do. They really care about you...

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_claireski3

2017-09-20 15:37:27

"One of the best afternoons of my life!" We chose the guided SUP package and it was right up there with one of the best experiences I've ever had. The team at Paddle Wanaka were great, the kit was in fantastic condition and the awe...

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JoTC_17

2017-09-13 14:12:22

"Amazing staff activity!" Thanks for the team at Paddle Wanaka for providing such a fun and adventurous session. We hired all the paddle boards and took our staff of over 40 people for a paddle. The PW crew helped us with...

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Lorna P

2017-08-13 02:26:11

"Great experience!" We rented 2 single kayaks for an hour and we had a great time cruising around the lake. The attendant who sorted us out was so friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. She helped my friend to relax...

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Katharina T

2017-07-13 16:31:53

"Tiki Tour" The guided kayak tour with Chris was great. It was a cloudy day, but still worth the money. We made 2 stops. One refreshment stop with a really big yummy brownie and one stop one a island.

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chelscliffs

2017-07-08 01:21:29

"Lake Wanaka Guided Kayak Tour" Kayaking on Lake Wanaka was absolutely amazing. I was skeptical of kayaking in the winter but I think it might actually be a better winter activity. Also, Paddle Wanaka prepares you with all the gear...

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River Kayak
Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand
( 213 )
4 Hours
4 Persons
English
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Brief

This is Wanaka's popular half day river kayaking activity for those with an appetite for getting up close and personal with NZ's second largest river, the Clutha River. The fun unfolds as the river twists and turns, through playful grade 1-2 rapids set amongst the stunning Wanaka scenery.

Tour Detail

You will sit in top individual river kayaks on this fast flowing river. Your guide will give you a full briefing &  instructions on river safety and technique, as well as tips on river reading and directions on where to find the action and best play spots.

With a bit of practice you’ll soon be cruising down the river in style.  Be prepared to get a little wet and have a giggle.

  • Approximately 22 kms of grade 1-2 river kayaking
  • Light snacks and refreshments provided
  • Allow 4 hours
  • Departs daily 2pm (Oct-April)

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Price Detail

  • Driver/guides
  • Beverages & snack provided
  • Use of helmet & all appropriate safety equipment provided.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if request)
  • Small-group tour

  • Lunch

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancel 7 days before tour starts.

80% refund if cancel within 6 days before tour starts.

50% refund if cancel within 5 days before tour starts.

NO refund if cancel within 3 days before tour starts.

You will be refunded for all costs EXCEPT Processing Fees.

Guests can get full refunds at any time of cancellation prior to the actual date of the tour if that cancellation is due to a Force Major reason. Force Major reasons include but are not limited to war, civil insurrection, strikes, volcanoes, extreme weather, earthquake, and natural disasters.

Start Date:

*Final price, no additional charge by Gopackup

Reviews

AM_Oakland

2020-02-20 15:58:05

"Kayaking on the Clutha" We spent a very fun & lovely afternoon on the Clutha with Tyler and Joel. Both great guides - told us a lot about the area, history, the river, life ... and pulled us out when we fell in! Tips...

+More

Erina C

2020-02-08 11:54:23

"Wonderful scenic kayak on Lake Wanaka" We were lucky enough to just scrape through and be able to kayak on Lake Wanaka when the wind was picking up. What a privilege. A real highlight of our weekend in the region! Excellent hospitality...

+More

tanias948

2020-01-26 23:24:57

"Fantastic!" The crew were excellent, giving us some tips that made our 1 hour paddle extra special. They put in extra effort to make it enjoyable and keep us safe. At one point some jet skiers were circling us...

+More

andyo810

2020-01-22 20:30:49

"Kayak " Absolutely brill day with Joel as a guide - he was so reassuring and knowledgeable about local sites. Really friendly and a helped us paddle out miles. Great stories and memories

+More

DDignum

2020-01-14 10:28:37

"Gorgeous." Laurie and Joel were extremely welcoming and we had a glorious afternoon paddling down the Clutha River. The safety briefing is exact, as you would expect a professional company to be. But it was...

+More

PrantikB18

2019-12-30 19:36:10

"Not a great experience" Me and my wife took Paddle Wanaka's tiki tour on Dec 26,2019 and honestly we didn't enjoy it .We were a group of 10 people , where only me and my wife didn't know how to kayak and rest everyone...

+More

shalinkamdar

2019-12-10 20:21:24

"Highly Recommend" Did the Tiki Tour on very short notice (less than 1 hour), and ended up being just the two of us and our guide Tyler. Was a very fun and very informative 4 hours kayaking around the Lake, with a stop...

+More

OlivRmr

2019-11-27 23:37:12

"Recommend" This was a really cool experience. Great fun. Good route. Joel was an excellent guide and we would definitely recommend.

+More

Lukiman95

2019-11-20 23:13:28

"Tiki tour" We arrived in wanaka 2 days prior to the tour and were a bit disappointed. After doing the kayak tour with our amazing guide Austin the lorax we we're finally aware of all the amazing things we have...

+More

Zxdfty

2019-10-05 23:03:10

"Is there a better kayak trip in the world?!" If you enjoy paddling amidst breathtaking snow capped mountain scenery & mirror lake reflections then a trip with Paddle Wanaka should be top of your ‘must do’ list. If you are lucky enough to be in...

+More

neenz1704

2019-04-22 00:30:13

"Mission kayak " This company were sooo professional and helpful. We had car issues which caused us to be 10mins late. Further than that, we turned up on a Monday for the 9am session only to be told that we were...

+More

jaemariee2017

2019-04-16 00:29:32

"An hour of fun on the lake" My partner and I wanted to do something fun and relaxing before leaving Wanaka this afternoon. The crew at Paddle Wanaka were very lovely - we hired two single kayaks for one hour ($20 each) and went...

+More

642alyxm

2019-04-09 22:41:58

"Wonderful activity " My partner and I took part in ‘The Mission’ which is a four hour self guided kayak around the lake. We were given an informative run down and a handy map of the lake indicating where we should go and...

+More

luyawen

2019-04-05 01:12:40

"Great on-the-spot kayak hires " Simple and fuss free kayak hires. We got two double kayaks for an hour. Everyone was friendly and setup was quick. They gave us plenty of advice on where to go and how long it would take.

+More

Smeeb2000

2019-03-30 11:44:11

"Great first river kayaking experience" Great fun activity. You get all you need from the company right down to shoes. Our guide Taylor really made everyone feel safe and comfortable while giving everyone all the info we could want about...

+More

dgv218

2019-03-27 11:45:19

"Incredible Experience " My brother and I spent the afternoon on the Clutha learning how to white water kayak. The water levels hit a high of the season, as we were riding out a 3-day storm, which made the experience very...

+More

phoebepjd

2019-03-19 12:54:39

"awesome" big ups to Mitch for making our P.E trip lots of fun haha. good chat and lots of fun with helping us win races

+More

Teagan B

2019-03-12 22:00:46

"Amazing experience! " If you are looking for something a little adventurous and exciting, this tour is a must do in Wanaka! We had originally booked the tiki kayaking tour but due to weather conditions, were unable to hit...

+More

647yavanna

2019-03-08 14:52:49

"SUP Lake Escape" Booked the lake escape SUP tour and were super surprised when we found out that we were only 3 people (the two of us plus guide). Tylor was a super nice guide and he teached us some basics for SUP...

+More

thatsmeserious

2019-03-06 19:58:39

"Kayaking the Clutha" I was able to book a half day kayaking trip on the Clutha River at very short notice, just by turning up at their van near the lakefront at 9am. I was taken down the river in the afternoon by Tyler...

+More

L2122XCsimonr

2019-02-27 20:54:34

"Epic!" My wife and I went on the Lake Escape with Tyler, it was an epic experience. Even though it was a colder week, the lake was calm, the sun was shining and the water was warm. Tyler was a great guide...

+More

JackrussellNZ

2019-02-22 21:57:24

"Tiki tour" Perfect way to explore Lake Wanaka. It was perfectly achievable for an averagely fit 50-something-year-old. Beautiful scenery, fun adventure, safe and awesome insights from our great guide, Tyler. Oh...

+More

NZfour

2019-02-18 14:21:18

"Excellent." Rented a Stand Up Paddle Board from the beach in Wanaka. What an amazing experience. Loved every minutes. Wonderful staff that gives you good instructions. Highly recommended.

+More

ttian1217

2019-02-12 20:45:44

"Great experience out at the Lake Wanaka" My husband and I had so much fun kayaking on the Lake Wanaka. Both Chris and Kate were very nice and patient. Love all the stories Kate told us along the kayaking tour about the history of Wanaka...

+More

CharlesS3849

2019-02-07 14:38:29

"Clutha trip" Great trip that will suit wide range of people. Tyler very flexibly modified the trip into having plenty of 1on1 coaching in basics of kayaking.

+More

atipuna

2019-02-02 20:34:58

"Currently experiencing this at the rate of several WOW's per minute." Tyler. You are a badass. You kayak life’s rapids with amazing skill. You have made a huge effort to instruct, demonstrate and guide even the smallest of other potential-like-bad asses. Even with just...

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Al-and-Ang-H

2019-01-24 22:53:28

"Great afternoon on a Tiki tour" We did a customised half Tiki tour in a great spot on Lake Wanaka. Our guide, Tyler, was excellent. A font of knowledge about the local flora, fauna, geography, geology and history, we couldn't have...

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RandSStafford

2019-01-17 19:45:53

"First time in a kayak. Great experience " We thoroughly enjoyed our hour’s kayaking on lake Wanaka. The kayak was very stable and we were given helpful instructions by the enthusiastic staff. Overall a pleasant way to spend a sunny...

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Jessehbk

2019-01-15 22:30:47

"Great Intro to Whitewater Kayaking" Had a blast on our half day trip of the mighty Clutha River. Guide gave us great instruction for the grade 1-2 river and pieces of history and knowledge of the area throughout the trip. Great...

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SoniaBracegirdle

2019-01-12 17:12:12

"Awesome coaching and great customer service!" I did two 1-on-1 coaching sessions and the Grade 2 assessment weekend with Paddle Wanaka, and couldn’t have been happier with my choice. Chris and Andrea were very helpful, and Tyler, my guide, was...

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PerthLouiseW

2019-01-11 19:45:40

"Perfect way to take in the sights" We took the freedom rental option and spent couple of hours paddling - out and round Ruby island. The team at Paddle Wanaka were great - rescheduled us when the wind was too high to a better (calm...

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ccottee

2018-12-31 15:53:56

"Awesome Excursion!" We booked the Clutha River kayak which was a great experience with guide Tyler. Everything from our pick-up, to the kit and equipment provision and Tyler’s local knowledge were spot on. 10/10 and I...

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Glennboy870

2018-12-24 22:11:03

"Tiki tour" Had a fanatic time on the tiki tour. Our guide on the day was Tyler and he gave a great insight into local and New Zealand history. There was only 2 of us on the trip with him which meant there was...

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RichardW3118

2018-12-17 19:55:09

"Clutha Paddle" Great experience and super friendly guides Austin & Kate - really took care of us and it a super day to remember, despite Austin’s jokes!

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bcburlington

2018-12-15 16:58:33

"Do the “Mission” if your not a complete novice" The staff and guides, especially, for us, Andrea, who adjusted a very busy schedule so she could pick us up, are knowledgeable,friendly, and incessantly cheerful. However, if you like to paddle on...

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StephGuiney

2018-12-15 13:19:51

"Kayak on Clutha River" This was definitely a highlight of my trip. Austin was my guide and we kayaked along 19km of river, navigating rapids and enjoying the scenery. It was my first white water kayaking experience, and...

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Companion57921393837

2018-12-02 19:40:54

"Kayak the Mighty Clutha River" Our guide was Tyler and we had an excellent time. You go down river about 19km, get a light lunch at about half way and then get picked up at the end and driven back to town. I have ocean kayaked...

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Connector56735816046

2018-11-11 11:34:54

"Wanaka Tiki Tour" Definitely a great activity to do in Wanaka. A lot of fun. Our guide, Tyler, was extremely helpful and informative. Told us all about New Zealand and the lake. Was a great relaxed kayak and we...

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Elizabeth H

2018-11-06 11:06:20

"had a great time kayaking on lake wanaka" So happy we found this place; both places we tried in Queenstown were closed, but we got to Wanaka and were able to rent without a previous reservation. Took us about two hours to go to Island and...

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Teena A

2018-11-05 09:43:31

"Kayak fun" We rented a double kayak on our stay in Wanaka. The man looking after things was friendly, casual and very helpful. He gave us brief instructions and safety information and after signing a disclosure...

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Kevin L

2018-10-23 22:22:40

"Great time kayaking the rapids" Had an absolute blast doing my first river rapid kayaking! I had tons of fun and learned a lot too! Can't wait to go again!

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Isabell8785

2018-10-22 19:15:42

"Definitley a "must do" in wanaka " 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...

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Princessmuva

2018-09-28 00:39:07

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

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Daniel A

2018-09-18 23:47:48

"Awesome tour of Lake Wanaka" 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...

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Corrine V

2018-07-20 02:00:17

"Beach hire 1hr!!" 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...

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richyorkie

2018-07-12 22:58:21

"Tiki tour" 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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Anna I

2018-07-09 21:35:37

"Great experience! " 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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422iana

2018-05-01 02:36:01

"Can't Kayak anywhere more beautiful" 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...

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vaidagr

2018-04-12 12:45:43

"Last minute decision - highlight of the day!" 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...

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Bea W

2018-04-06 21:26:16

"Super fun for first timers" 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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Peter H

2018-03-10 11:53:54

"Beautiful to kayak" 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...

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stellamAuckland

2018-02-28 10:18:04

"Kayak rental on Lake Wanaka" 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...

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Emily Y

2018-02-14 00:16:19

"Tiki Tour" 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!

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Antara C

2018-02-05 02:19:23

"Excellent morning spent learning how to kayak" My Dad and I took an early morning kayaking lesson and had the best time ever! Charlie was just excellent with the way she taught us and made us feel comfortable, and kept giving us handy tips while...

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Deborah H

2017-12-18 14:18:53

"A great morning with a fabulous guide " 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...

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Tim_and_Ryan

2017-12-17 09:42:58

"Fantastic paddling experience" 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...

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em_davis24

2017-12-15 21:01:31

"Hotel pick up and drop off! " 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...

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CyclistRick

2017-11-30 16:01:21

"Great place to get re-introduced to kayaking" 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...

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Annie P

2017-11-29 18:43:33

"Rented " 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...

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Aoife C

2017-11-03 19:52:53

"Guided tour of the Clutha river " 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...

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Dolphinsmile8

2017-10-23 10:47:47

"Perfect Paddling" Lake Wanaka was flat calm, sunny & the weather warm when we chose to paddle out - perfect for paddling! The scenery was stunning, with snow still icing Mount Aspiring National Park in the distance...

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rachelbabic

2017-10-19 13:11:11

"Brilliant half day kayak down the Cluthe" Had such a great half day with Joel. I'd kayaked a bit before but my husband was a beginner. Joel was great, fun, informative and so laid back. The river is beautiful and the rapids are fun and...

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Hannah J

2017-10-13 00:50:56

"SUPer time on the lake! " Last minute, friends and I thought we would go for a quick paddle board on the lake as it was such a calm day and sunny day! We got kitted out by the amazing, friendly guys at Paddle Wanaka very...

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Danielle N

2017-10-08 11:42:44

"Easy to work with and a lot of fun!" We knew that Kayaking on Lake Wanaka was something we really wanted to do on our honeymoon- it is SO beautiful. We had originally reserved kayaks online, but changed our plans once we got to the...

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Limesemma

2017-10-07 16:58:32

"Amazing experience on the lake" I booked the 1/2 day SUP and had the most amazing afternoon! Bex and Chris were excellent to deal with, despite me being a little indecisive about what i wanted to do. They really care about you...

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_claireski3

2017-09-20 15:37:27

"One of the best afternoons of my life!" We chose the guided SUP package and it was right up there with one of the best experiences I've ever had. The team at Paddle Wanaka were great, the kit was in fantastic condition and the awe...

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JoTC_17

2017-09-13 14:12:22

"Amazing staff activity!" Thanks for the team at Paddle Wanaka for providing such a fun and adventurous session. We hired all the paddle boards and took our staff of over 40 people for a paddle. The PW crew helped us with...

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Lorna P

2017-08-13 02:26:11

"Great experience!" We rented 2 single kayaks for an hour and we had a great time cruising around the lake. The attendant who sorted us out was so friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. She helped my friend to relax...

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Katharina T

2017-07-13 16:31:53

"Tiki Tour" The guided kayak tour with Chris was great. It was a cloudy day, but still worth the money. We made 2 stops. One refreshment stop with a really big yummy brownie and one stop one a island.

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chelscliffs

2017-07-08 01:21:29

"Lake Wanaka Guided Kayak Tour" Kayaking on Lake Wanaka was absolutely amazing. I was skeptical of kayaking in the winter but I think it might actually be a better winter activity. Also, Paddle Wanaka prepares you with all the gear...

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