Keen for an hour or two of laughs on the water?

Come on down to our beach rental station and try out a kayak or a stand up paddle board (SUP)!

The lake is super inviting, especially on a hot day. Even if you’ve only got a short time in Wanaka you can still have a go! Popular destinations are the famous Wanaka Tree, Ruby Island, Eely Point, or Waterfall Creek. You can choose your own adventure. One of our friendly beach front attendants will make sure you’ve got the equipment, knowledge and skills you need to have an epic mission!



  • Choose how long you want to stay out for! Most people go for 1 or 2 hours.
  • We will help you plan the safest and most interesting route for you.
  • Choose from our selection of sea kayaks, sit-on-top kayaks, or stand up paddle boards.
  • Book in advance online to guarantee your rental, or just show up at the beach and see what’s available!
  • Beginners welcome!



Summer Hours: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (hours may vary based on weather)
Winter Hours: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (May on demand. Closed June. July-Oct hours may vary based on weather)
Bring: Sunscreen, weather appropriate clothing and footwear, snacks and water. For rentals that are 2 hours or longer you need to have a cell-phone that works in New Zealand with you in case of emergencies.
Includes: Kayaks, lifejackets (must be worn at all times), paddles, map, small dry bag for cell phone.


When you arrive at the beach front you will be greeted by one of our friendly rental staff. We’ll go through your rental options with you, ask some questions about your experience levels and what you are interested in doing, then get you to do a little paperwork. Straight away we’ll get you into your lifejackets and other gear. If you have anything with you that you’d like to leave behind we are happy to look after it for you!

Before you begin your journey, we’ll give you a short lesson in the basics of paddling, safety considerations, and what the best route options for you will be. Then we’ll help you into your boat or SUP and make sure you are good to go! We’ll even give you a push so you can launch with dry feet!

Your safety on the water is our number one priority, so we keep a close eye on the lake conditions and the location of all paddlers. In the unlikely event that they are required, we have a variety of assistance vessels that can help out anyone in need.





1 hour: $20 per person

2 hours: $30 per person

3 hours: $45 per person

Cancellation: Customers who have pre-booked may cancel or rebook without penalty up to 24 hours prior to trip departure. Cancellations or no-shows after this time will be charged full price.


  • Kayak or Paddle-board (SUP)
  • Paddle
  • PFD (Personal Floatation device)
  • Camera case
  • Dry Bay
  • Spray skirt (Optional)

We provide a full and comprehensive safety briefing including:

  • Itineraries
  • Local weather forecast and predictions
  • Paddling techniques
  • Safety procedures
  • On water support


  • A cellphone/camera
  • Sun Hat/Sun glasses/sunscreen
  • Towel/Swimwear
  • Drink Bottle (Full)
  • Suitable footwear (Sandals/Jandals/Thongs or Flip Flops)
  • Extra warm clothing (no jeans and preferably no cotton)

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