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About Paddle Wanaka
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 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. We are a fun, family owned business. We welcome all abilities and will do our very best to cater for your needs, to get on the water and enjoy your time in Lake Wanaka! We are open year round (closed June) 9am - 5pm - In summer we often stay open beyond this! A great way to fill your day! We run winter lake tours... and if the weather is nice, you'll see us down on the Lake Front. Look out for the van & trailor!
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Tiffany Clevely wrote a review Apr 2022
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Was so great. Before heading out we were told where the best areas to go were due to the weather. Was super fun and very well priced.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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William W wrote a review Jan 2022
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My wife and I hired kayaks for three hours and went to Ruby Island and back. The staff were very friendly and accommodating when we needed to change our booking. They even checked the wind forecast to recommend the best time to go. Good kayaking gear from a great spot, made for a fun morning. Would recommend.
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Vinay H wrote a review Jan 2022
Wellington, New Zealand131 contributions47 helpful votes
Good service, good options for paddling or kayak and trips to the ruby island. Easy instructions. Very glad that we chose to do this, do it earlier in the morning before it became too hot, and this place is less busy than queenstown, with little disturbances from water skiing or sailing. Very peaceful and at your pace experience.
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Date of experience: January 2022
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DJandR wrote a review Mar 2021
Wanaka, New Zealand460 contributions174 helpful votes
Fantastic trip, spectacular scenery, informative guide and delicious morning tea at the amazing spot of Bull Island topped off an incredible kayak experience on Lake Wanaka. We meet at Beacon Point and were taken out to Stevensons island by boat, a guided trip on the island before we got into the kayaks for the big adventure back. Tyler was full of Maori legends, local knowledge, and once we got to Bull Island became the guide extraordinaire as he made fresh coffee to order, and The Best Brownies in town. A combination of first trip out since lockdown 4 finished, fresh air, great friends and an amazing company to paddle with. Thanks Paddle Wanaka, you created memories that will last. We will be back.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Vicki W wrote a review Feb 2021
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We decided to try SUP's and really enjoyed the experience... great instructions were given, heaps of fun! Ideal spot to try something new.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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