Everyone loves to go on an adventure, but we understand not everyone likes the same adventures.
Based right in the heart of town, here at Lakeland Wanaka we are your one stop adventure shop with a range of activities, from relaxing scenic outings to high adrenaline experiences, making your trip one of a kind.
Not sure what adventure is right for?
Explore your favourite activities below or pop down to the Wanaka waterfront and see what adventure(s) you could be out there doing next.
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For us, the aim is quite simple – to share our love of the water and the astounding beauty of the region with our visitors. We are 100% locally owned and operated; our team are passionate experts with an absolute love for their jobs, a passion for the outdoors and water, picked for their personalities and a want to share why we love what we do. On top of this, the health and safety of you is our number 1 priority; our guides are put through rigorous training programs ensuring all our guides are competent and confident to provide the best experience to you each and every time.
Lake Wanaka provides the perfect setting – a popular kiwi holiday destination, with world renowned mountain scenery from a picture-perfect lake. The view from the shore is only a snap shot of what is out there to see. The silence when you get out on the lake is breath-taking, the beauty; mind blowing, and the space to play; uninhibited. Come and visit us right by the lake in the centre of town, we are proud to share the beauty of lake Wanaka with you and have fun while we do it.
We are proud to have been sharing our adventures with visitors to the Wanaka region for over 50 years and our goal has never changed – to deliver outstanding personalised experiences.
We understand that each person is different and not everyone wants the same adventures; that’s why we pride ourselves on being your one stop adventure shop with a range of activities from relaxing scenic outings to high adrenaline experiences. All leaving right from the waterfront in the centre of town, we have something to do for everyone
Jeremiah really knows his stuff when it comes to Lake Wanaka, the surrounding areas and the history. Seeing the lake from the shoreline can’t beat this thrill of a boat ride around the lake and onto the gorgeous turquoise blue water show of the Clutha River- I would recommend it to anybody visiting Wanaka!"
AMBERP03 - Trip Advisor - 12/4/2020
The trip takes you along a beautiful river with a lot of hidden treasures and history. I would recommend them if you want to experience a unique Jet boat ride in New Zealand!"
ERWAN C - Trip Advisor - 12/4/2020
Very easy to operate, but exciting to ride on. We went out onto Lake Wanaka and visited one of the bigger islands, where the guide gave us an explanation about the history. We were free to experiment on the jet ski and try different moves, as well as going fast! Well worth doing, and am thinking about getting one myself now!"
FORD GP - Trip Advisor - 12/4/2020
We paddled slowly around the shoreline to waterfall creek and back with lots of time to stop along the way."
KYLIE O- Trip Advisor - 12/4/2020
We learned a ton about the area during this ride, amidst the thrills. The Clutha is not a narrow-gorge river, so the excitement comes from running rapids and close to smooth-beach shorelines, as well as the gorgeous water itself. A full hour on the water, super-chill, with a terrific explanation of area history, the boat itself and its workings, and the river. Both fascinating and adrenaline pumping."
DOUG D - Trip Advisor - 12/4/2020
Jeremiah was a fantastic guide taking us to some beautiful parts of the lake that you wouldn't see any other way, all while having great fun on the jet skis on the way!!"
JOHN M- Trip Advisor - 12/4/2020
We value it for recreation and spiritual wellbeing. For Ngai Tahu, the rivers and lakes are considered ancestors. Each waterway has its own mauri (life force), creating a deep connection between Māori people and the natural environment.
Generations have built a way of life around our waterways, boating, fishing and swimming in New Zealand’s pristine aquatic environments. Whether you live in the city or the country, water quality matters to all of us and we have a responsibility to ensure that protect our greatest asset.
Times vary with the seasons. In winter on a fine day you can expect to find us down at the lake front from 11am to 3pm Tuesday -Sunday whereas in the peak of summer you can find us there every day 9am-6pm.
We recommend sunscreen all year round and dressing for the weather, but for information specific to your trip check out the FAQ on your specific activities page.
Yes, if you are planning to arrive in time for a trip then it’s best you let us know
Sometimes guests arrive underprepared for their trip, checking in early allows time for us to recommend another layer, return loose item to your car and ensure you are ready, also some trips have a waiver to read prior to departure. The trips leave on the hour and can not wait; for those who turned up on time and ready for their trip, it is unfair to make them wait longer. If you arrive in time for your trip but not ready to go, i.e. not dressed appropriately for the weather, you may not be allowed to board.
There are lots of parks along the lake front but please allow time to find one, especially in the peak of the season as there may be a shortage.
No, you can safely take your own camera on most of your activities and our crew are nearly always able to take a moment to take your picture, you only need ask.
You can still book and be placed on the waiting list; we will get in touch and see if we can make arrangements to you on the trip you want.