Wanaka Kayaks, Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

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

WANAKA KAYAKS – something to write home about…

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

Owned and operated by an passionate locally based kiwi couple, Chris and Bex Thornton. With over 20 years adventure tourism and international kayak guiding experience. The Wanaka Kayaks 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 a adventure business. Providing everything from our “staple” Beach rental trips, our Southern Explorer kayaking trips to Stand up Paddleboarding (SUP) and kayaking down river and floating SUP Yoga. We have something for everyone!

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