Kayaking & Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Kayak and SUP – Freedom Rentals or Guided Trips on Lake Wanaka and surrounding rivers.

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.

Paddle Wanaka offer guided tours and lessons on Lake Wanaka tailored to all ages and skill levels.  They also offer freedom rentals from the lake front, and the opportunity to join their Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga Classes !  Private tours and classes can be arranged on request.

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.