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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 6 days ago via mobile

I was in need of a grade two kayak certificate, having little experience playing around in fast moving water I also required tuition. I first got in contact with Andrea via email, she sorted me out with training days and the assessment day ( despite...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks, that means a lot! The team here at Paddle Wanaka are all passionate about paddling, which certainly helps us create a fun & friendly working environment. Tyler is proving to be a bit of a super star, no matter what we throw at him...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went out one-on-one with Tyler who was kind, experienced, patient, and a great guy to chat with on a route that leaves a lot of time for chit-chat. The rapids are not overwhelming, though you'll definitely fall off. The equipment provided was solid. Go...More

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PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review! SUP the Clutha is a fun trip & most likely you're going to go for a swim! The rapids are playful, so yes you'd need to have been paddle boarding a few times before chosing this trip. We also have The...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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 before but this was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great review for your first white water kayaking experience! River kayaking is very different to sea kayaking but it can be so much fun! Tyler is a very passionate guide & loves to share his playground with clients. Thanks again for chosing Paddle Wanaka.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing and fun tour. Our guide, Tyler, was very knowledgeable and experienced. His laidback personality and narrating gave the tour a very close-to-nature sort of feel between journeying through the rapids. He was also happy to accomodate for our need to video the trip by...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Great review! We're intrigued about the 'Circle of Life' remix, we must get Tyler to share! Kayak the Clutha is a fun tour & we're very grateful to have such experienced & knowledgeable guides. Thanks for chosing us & taking the time to review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I booked the stand up paddle boarding before we arrived in NZ, however once we got here and see the stunning scenery. We wanted to do more, so we booked on to another trip with paddle Wanaka. Kayak the mighty Clutha. Both...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Awesome review! We are truly spoilt to live in such a stunning place & we're so glad you agree. It's great that you were able to experience the diversity of a couple of our trips, The Lake Escape & Kayak the Clutha. Both set in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic way to spend an afternoon. Don't worry about capsizing, it adds to the adventure. Well briefed beforehand and Tyler was there to assist. An excellent guide / Instructor.

Date of experience: November 2018
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PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Great review, short & to the point! Tyler is a bit of a super star instructor, very skilled & extremely safety concisous. Thanks for chosing us for your kayaking adventure!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brilliant Trip. Tyler was an excellent guide/ instructor and altogether a great guy to be on the river with, keeping us informed af the landscape, fauna, facts about the river and a bit of history too, aswellas keeping us safe. It was hard work, but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Excellent review! Thanks! Tyler certainly is an awesome guide, full of knowledge, skill & of course very safety conscious. The Clutha River is indeed a fun trip to get the opportunity to play on the rapids. Thanks for choosing Paddle Wanaka!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went out on the Clutha to try river kayaking for my first time. Tyler was an excellent guide and explained everything quite well so I felt safe when we hit the water. I had a fantastic time and would recommend this comeant and this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you! Kayak the Clutha is a fun trip, even for first timers, so we're glad you had fun & you felt safe with Tyler. Thanks for chosing us & taking the time to review. Many thanks!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I did the mighty Clutha river trip and was lucky enough to have Tyler as my guide! The whole trip was amazing! It was awesome paddling down such an amazing part of New Zealand. The whole time Tyler made us feel safe while also having...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

What a great review!! Tyler is a super star, with heaps of skill backed up with lots of enthusiasm. Kayaking the Clutha River is a fun adventure & we're happy to hear you felt safe during the whole trip. Thanks for the high recommendation for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tyler was a safe, fun & personable guide who was always standing by ready to assist. Even with multiple paddlers in the water at the same time he had no problem keeping everyone safe and calm. He shared tons of cool facts about the surrounding...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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PaddleWanaka, General Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review! Kayak the Clutha is a fun trip & we're glad Tyler made you feel safe. Safety is of course the priority for us, so that's great feedback. I'll also look into providing more clarification on 'proper attire' Can you email me...More

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