Guided Lake & River Kayaking, Wanaka
The Wanaka region offers the gamut of kayaking options, from a gentle paddle at your leisure on Lake Wanaka to scenic river trips and bracing action through rapids.
The Clutha River – nearly always referred to as the mighty Clutha – is New Zealand’s highest-volume river, and the swiftest. Here even first-time kayakers can enjoy some thrilling whitewater action.
The Makarora River is another spectacularly scenic choice. Emerging from Mount Aspiring National Park, the Makarora flows into the northern end of Lake Wanaka, passing through a deep gorge and tussock-covered landscape on the way.
Various operators in Wanaka offer guided kayak trips tailored to all ages and skill levels.