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Paddle Queenstown - 45 Min Single Kayak Hire On Lake Wakatipu

Embark on your own kayaking adventure, set your own pace along Queenstown's stunning Lake Wakatipu!


  • Take a self-guided kayak tour on the stunning Lake Wakatipu!
  • Paddle at your own pace and explore the locations you want to see
  • Soak up stunning views of the mountains and surrounds and see secluded coves and local wildlife
  • Our expert team have great advice on the best routes and spots to visit
  • A fantastic activity for the entire family to enjoy!

Whether your a first-timer kayaker or have done plenty of kayaking before, getting out on Lake Wakatipu is something that should not be missed on your trip to Queenstown.

Sit-on-top kayaks are fun, stable and extremely easy to use and a great activity for all ages and abilities. Paddle at your own pace or simply use the time to take scenic holiday photos that will be the envy of friends and family.

Once we have signed you in, lifejackets will be provided and there will be a short safety briefing before you will be shown the area to kayak. If you have no experience our team will teach you the basics of kayaking before letting you practice your new skills on the water.

As soon as you are sitting comfortably in your kayak, our staff will launch you into the water and you can head off explore the Queenstown Bay at your leisure!

Check out our awesome Moke Lake kayaking experience: Moke Lake Experience - Ex Queenstown

Single Kayak $30.00


  • Allow approximately 45 minutes for the whole experience


  • Main Town Beach, Bottom of Earl Street, Queenstown 9300.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.


  • Please note: If you weigh more than 100kg, please make a note of this in the Special Requirements/Info box when booking.

    Important Information: Maximum Weight 100kg. Minimum ages 8 years old (Weather permitting). Sit-top kayaks are used to ensure your safe and comfortable at all times.

    Paddle Queenstown Cancellation and Refund Policy:

    Cancellations made prior to 48 hours incur a 10% administration/cancellation fee.

    Cancellations made within 48 hours of day of departure will incur a 50% cancellation fee.

    Cancellations made within 24 hours of day of departure NO REFUND WILL BE MADE.

    There will be NO refund on any portion or part of a guided trip once the trip has departed.


    Bookme cancellation terms also apply.

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Anna Millar from New Zealand wrote on 30 January 2021

Loved the kayaking, weren’t very organised

We went 15 mins before our booked time and there was nobody there, apart from a man trying to get a boat to start who turned out to be in charge of the kayaks. We waited 15 mins sitting next to the kayaks before we realised he was in charge, would’ve thought he would come over to us sitting right next to the kayaks. He told us the boat wasn’t working and to come back in an hour or so. Was a bit of a miscommunication because we didn’t realise we needed to come back exactly at 12. Came back at 12:30 and they had given a kayak away but we got to use a double kayak and it was great fun! I would suggest calling up to confirm your booking before going but otherwise the experience was great :)

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From Paddle Queenstown - 45 Min Single Kayak Hire On Lake Wakatipu

Hi sorry you caught us on a bit of a hectic morning. Please do not call to confirm the booking slot 99% of the time we have our timings perfect. Our safety boat was indeed out of action yesterday. It’s now been fixed. You got a discounted price because your booking was the first slot for the day so please be patient whilst we set up our gear, and no need to turn up 15mins early, if you come prepared and ready we can often have your briefed and launched in under 5mins. Glad you were able to get out on the water and had a fab time. Thanks.

Ryan from Australia wrote on 19 January 2020

Must do, perfect view!

This is an all ages activity, with single and double kayaks available. The views are impeccable with a large area to kayak. No swimmers (bathers) needed, ideal for people that hesitate doing other water-based activities.

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kyliej3 from New Zealand wrote on 17 March 2020


Nice relaxing time on the water. Views from the water are even better than on shore

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Caitlin Murrell from New Zealand wrote on 20 March 2022

Amazing value

Had the best time. The lake was so serene and perfect for kayaking with an amazing backdrop. Got a great deal and the guys there were so nice and helpful, wouldn’t hesitate to book again next time we visit!

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celinec3 from Ireland wrote on 06 February 2022

10/10 kayaking!

Really fun kayaking! Very friendly and helpful staff! Gorgeous views and good price!

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