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Here are a selection of reviews from our happy customers!

You can read more reviews on our Trip Advisor page.

River Kayaking:

“This is a must do in Wanaka. Great set up and well organised. Chris runs a tight ship and was a pleasure to deal with. Could not recommend this experience enough. Himself and Charlie were great & thoroughly enjoyed our time out on the river. Defo a trip to not be missed! Good job Chris”. –
~ Aoife & Mike, Ireland Nov 2017

“We had an excellent afternoon with Joel today. I took my three children aged 12, 16 and 17. The river is beautiful and there are slow sections and fast sections. It’s about 2 1/2 hours going down river and our guide Joel was excellent. Always calm, great with the children, especially my 12 year old, and had many stories and lots of information of Wanaka to share with us. We even had a stop to have tea, hot chocolate and brownies in a beautiful beach. They provide all the gear (wetsuit, shoes, helmets, etc), just bring your bathing suit, sunblock and sunglasses. I highly recommend this activity with this company, great for a family outing.”
~ Dec 2017

Lake Kayaking:

“Our guide was really awesome who took care of all our needs, including making great coffee for each of us. Had a wonderful kayak trip in Wanaka, we enjoyed the view and took really good photos! Not to hard to do kayak in sunny day. Highly recommended.”
~ Hidy Lee Hong Kong, Jan 2017

“I used to kayak regular off the Pacific coast of the US, but have not done so for approximately 20 years. With an afternoon free in Wanaka we booked a half-day tour with Paddle Wanaka. Lorie picked us up at the iSite and took us out for the guided paddle to Stephenson’s Island with the two couples in double sea kayaks. The trip was beautiful. The outbound was relatively easy, but after a beverage stop on the island the wind picked up and was unfortunately a headwind. But we endured and worked our way back. Lorie provided information on the cultural and natural history of the area throughout the trip.”
~ Rick, USA, Dec 2017

Grade Two Certification:

“My son and I did a Grade 2 kayak course with Paddle Wanaka. They were a pleasure to deal with – professional, friendly and accommodating. Our instructor Bob was a legend; I can’t speak highly enough of the great experience that we had with him. We paddled the Upper Clutha and Hawea rivers, and really enjoyed the unique perspective gained from being on these amazing waterways. All in all a very memorable couple of days which I highly recommend. If you go through Wanaka without letting these folks show you their backyard, you’re missing a unique experience. My only regret is that I forgot to take a GoPro!”
~ Tim & Ryan Dec 2017

SUP Yoga:

“My SUP Yoga experience on Lake Wanaka is one I would highly recommend – a great experience in one of the world’s most beautiful places. The team were all very helpful and organised and the yoga teacher’s instructions were clear and easy to follow. If you are visiting Wanaka, this is a must-do for yogis and yoginis of all levels, and if you’ve never practiced yoga – just give it a try!!”
~ Colleen Nov 2017