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Wanaka: Full-Day or Half-Day Guided Kayak Tour

4.8 / 5

8 reviews

Wanaka: Full-Day or Half-Day Guided Kayak Tour

From US$ 128.91 per person

The Tiki Tour takes you on a guided kayaking adventure on Lake Wanaka. During this leisurely paced paddle you’ll follow along the beautiful Lake Wanaka coastline and admire the outstanding scenery. Tours can be tailored to suit all ability levels.

About this activity

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Duration 4 - 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Enjoy a leisurely paddle with an informative guide
  • Admire the views of the stunning alpine scenery from your kayak
  • Stop for a tasty homemade snack with a freshly made hot drink
  • Choose between half day or full day option to suits your travel plan
Full description
Enjoy a 4-hour kayaking tour on Lake Wanaka, starting from either 9 AM or 2 PM. This is the perfect introduction to kayaking, with an easy, guided paddle along the Lake Wanaka coastline. The tour involves 8-10 kilometers of easy paddling, with light snacks and refreshments provided. No prior kayaking experience is required and the small-group tour operates in most weather conditions. You’ll be greeted by a friendly and professional guide at the Wanaka waterfront at your chosen departure time. After a full safety briefing you’ll be fitted with your equipment and receive instructions for the kayak tour on Lake Wanaka. Once you’re on the water, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy the paddling and take in the views of the stunning surroundings. Destinations may vary according the weather conditions. There is also a full-day version of this tour if you'd like an extended version of this experience. The starting time for the full-day option is 8 AM and lunch is also included.
  • Complimentary refreshments (as indicated)
  • Kayaking experience on Lake Wanaka
  • Guide
  • All necessary equipment
  • Courtesy pick-up and drop off service at local accommodation providers
  • Gourmet picnic lunch (with full-day option only)

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    Prepare for the activity

    Meeting point

    Wanaka Isite, 103 Ardmore St, Wanaka. Look out for the local partner's van.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Warm clothing
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Camera
    • Sunscreen
    • Reusable water bottle
    • Hiking shoes
    • Charged Smartphone

    Not allowed

    • Alcohol and drugs

    Know before you go

    • What to bring:
    • A cellphone and camera
    • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen)
    • Towel and swimsuit
    • Drink bottle (full)
    • Suitable footwear (sandals, thongs or flip-flops)
    • Additional warm clothing (no jeans and preferably no cotton)
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 8 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
    • Transportation
    • Value for money
    • Safety

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    Excellent guided tour

    We were lucky to be the only two on the trip that morning so had the undivided attention of guide Laurie . He was an emphatic , instructive and helpful guide and we felt really comfortable . It’s a very beautiful and peaceful way of enjoying the lake and would thoroughly recommend it for kayakers , beginners or otherwise.

    February 21, 2018

    The experience was pretty good and lovely views, the only strange/disappointing thing was the start no one was there and the bus to take us there was parked away from the meeting point with the guides still inside it.

    December 13, 2019

    Excellent activity

    Great knowledgable guides

    February 23, 2019

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