Kayak Trips

Take a guided tour, have a mega day and paddle in to nature with the majestic mountain vista and scenic Lake Wanaka

Paddleboarding (SUP) School

Test your balance and grab those abs of steel for summer. Sign yourself up for our SUP Intro, SUP Fitness or SUP Yoga Class

Beach Rentals

Freedom Kayaking, SUP and Catamaran beach rentals right from the main street Wanaka. Come and get amongst it!

River Trips

Kayak or SUP down the stunning Clutha River, spot some fish and take a dip

Paddle Wanaka (Wanaka Kayaks) – something to write home about…

When looking for things to do in the stunning Wanaka region you can’t go past exploring Lake Wanaka by paddle!

Owned and operated by passionate locally based kiwi couple, Chris and Bex Thornton and supported by a fantastic wider team. With over 20 years adventure tourism and international kayak guiding experience. The Paddle Wanaka team strive to create an unforgettable outdoor experience with 100% kiwi customer service as its core value.

With our roots based in the outdoors and a passion for adventure, we have evolved into the adventure business we run today.

Providing everything from our “staple” Beach rental trips, our guided Southern Explorer kayaking trips to Stand up Paddleboarding (SUP) and floating SUP Yoga. We have something for everyone!

We’re proud to call Wanaka our home and we hope you enjoy exploring our playground by Kayak or SUP just as much as we do.

Lake Wanaka is New Zealand’s fourth largest lake. Carved by Glaciers and surrounded by the Southern Alps, it is a magical location to explore all facets of the outdoors and the tranquil nature of our environment!