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Tiki Tour - Half Day Guided Kayak Tour - Wanaka

Paddle Wanaka for a guided half day tour on beautiful Lake Wanaka

Take a guided paddle day tour on the beautiful Lake Wanaka and get a unique perspective on this amazing natural landscape.

This easy guided paddle is thoroughly enjoyed by those who are new to kayaking, by families and those who want to take it fairly easy whilst soaking up the outstanding scenery.

Our local guides will take you through the history of the region while putting you through your paces on the water, teaching you skills and refreshing old ones.

A great day out for all experience levels. If you’ve never kayaked before, don’t worry! Our expert guides will be on hand every step of the way.

With 3-4 hours total paddling there is more than enough time for breaks on the beaches to stretch the legs, and enjoy a locally produced hot lunch with tea and coffee.

Location: Paddle Wanaka are located on the lake front, opposite the corner of Dungarvon & Ardmore streets, Wanaka.

Walk: 15 minute peninsular/island walk (optional)

Adult $179.00
Child $149.00

What's included

  • Kayaking Equipment
  • Light snacks and refreshments provided


  • The area you can explore will vary on your paddling experience and the conditions of the day
  • A minimum of 3 people is required for a trip to run. This is a weather dependent activity and all safety precautions are taken, please keep your phone with you after booking should we need to contact you.

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


33 reviews

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Ziad T from New Zealand wrote on 18 December 2019

Nice day on the lake

A nice day out on the lake. Guide Joel was knowledgeable and confident in taking our bunch out, even if some had limited experience.

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Silke Leysen from Belgium wrote on 15 October 2019

Tiki tour

It was an awesome way to discover the lake and the surounding area. Defenitly worth the price. Laurie was awesome, he had the right balance of talking/guiding and letting us enjoy the silence.

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Great review!! Lake Wanaka certainly is a beautiful place to explore on a kayak & the Tiki Tour is an awesome trip to do just that. Glad you enjoyed your time our with Laurie! Thanks for chosing to paddle with us.

glorial3 from Australia wrote on 02 October 2019

Tiki Tour 4hrs of Awsomeness

October morning cold but the sun is out. Our start was a little off with some error in the booking info but we got picked up graciously at our accomodation. Austin our guide was so relaxed, friendly, chatty, entertainingly, funny, friendly and everything you want a guide to be. He made sure of our safety, fed us amazing stories and info all the way, involved everyone, fed us amazing brownies (YUM) with tea, real coffee and hot chocolate. For 5 in the group, we had 2 guides, Austin and Sherie who was also lovely, helpful, friendly and cheerful. Well paced tour, not difficult. Suggestion: ▪️Incorporate some group photos and action shots by the guide diring the paddle. ▪️When giving those wonderful and super interesting commentaries, it should be coming from behind or beside the group as sound travels better straight ahead. Sometimes it was difficult to hear the guide because he was facing away from the group and in front... though Austin had a nice loud voice, the lake occassionally swallowed hos voice. Overall, we had an AMAZING time, thank you again. All day tour next time!!!!

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Many thanks for your detailed review! It's great that you had an amazing time & we'd love to have you out on our full day tour! It'll certainly pass on your feedback to the guides. Thanks again for chosing us!!

Aude Pantel from United Kingdom wrote on 14 March 2019

Great fun!

The Tiki Tour was great! Our guide Austin was very good: he was friendly and helpful, and ensured the group stayed together. As we paddled around the lake he told us a bit about the area, its legends, and tips about Wanaka. The coffee and homemade brownies provided half way through were very welcome, as it is hard work! The lake was a bit choppy due to wind but we always felt very safe in the kayak (we of course had life jackets on, and were explained how to get out of the kayak skirt safely) I can’t fault the afternoon: it was awesome.

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From Tiki Tour - Half Day Guided Kayak Tour - Wanaka

Great review! Thanks for your feedback. Austin is a great guide with lots of stories to tell, whilst keeping everyone safe on the water. Glad you enjoyed your time out on Lake Wanala on our Tiki Tour & of course the fabulous chocolate brownies. Thanks for chosing us.

Amanda from United States wrote on 29 September 2018

Best Experience in NZ

This was our favorite activity in New Zealand! It was absolutely stunning and a perfect day. Our guide, Charlie, was so sweet and knowledgeable about the area. I would certainly suggest this to anyone visiting Wanaka!

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Wow, that's quite a review!! Best experience in NZ!!! Thanks you so much for enjoying our Tiki Tour, we'll certainly pass on your thoughts to Charlie. She really is a delight! Thanks for chosing Paddle Wanaka.


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