Immerse yourself in Lake Wanaka with the freedom to explore at your own pace on a kayak or paddle board. Enjoy the calm of having a piece of the lake all to yourself, and soak in the scenery up close!


Looking to plan to ultimate water adventure but don't have all the gear? Here at Lakeland Wanaka we offer a range of water sport equipment for hire from our epic lakefront site.
From a simple life jacket hire for a relaxed float down the Clutha River to Wakeboards to make your boating outing even more epic.

Rental Pricing is per day
NZ $30 - Life Jacket - Type 403 PFD perfect for water sport activities
NZ $80 - Wake Board -
Size range from 137cm (50kgs - 70kgs) to 146cm (70kgs - 110kgs)
NZ $80 - Water skis -
Basic double water skis with adjustable boots (12 years+)
NZ $50 - Single Sea Biscuit - Basic single towable sea biscuit tube
NZ $80 - 2/3 Person Sea Biscuit - 2/3 person towable sea biscuit
NZ $30 - Wetsuit - Spring type 2mm wetsuit (short legs and arms)

Come down to our our waterfront rental office and let's get you out exploring today. Our equipment hires are available year round subject to weather conditions. Bookings are essential as equipment is not stored on site.

$30 - PFD



Local Hire

All equipment is only available for local use - Lake Wanaka, Lake Hawea, Clutha River and Hawea River

Freedom Rentals

All hires are freedom rental ie without any guides. You are responsible for your own safety and correct use of the equipment

Bond Required

All hires include a refundable that will be refunded upon the equipments return subject to no damage

Family Friendly

We have sizing options for all ages in life jackets and most ages from water sport equipment

Before you arrive

Pick Up Point:

The Wanaka Wharf 100 Ardmore Street, Wanaka

Please stick to your booking pick up and drop off times

We provide:

  • Rented equipment
  • Brief equipment instructions if required

What to bring

  • Booking reference
  • ID for bond and booking

No Availability?

If there is no availability online and that is the only time you can go, please join the waitlist or get in touch by email or phone and we will do our best to try and let you know of any cancellations or if we can accommodate in any other way.


Do you have children life jackets?

Yes we have life jackets for all sizes down to infant life jackets.

Can I hire for just an hour?

Unfortunately all our off site equipment for hire is at a daily rate. We also do ask that you stick to your pick up and drop off times per your booking so we ensure we have staff on site able to help you with your return.

I have never wake boarded or water skied before. Can I still hire?

Yes, you can still hire the equipment; we find many first time buyers would like to try before the buy and this is a great option to try your new chosen sport. You are however still responsible for the correct use of the equipment.

Why do I have to pay a bond?

Unfortunately, we have had equipment go missing, not returned and damaged in the past. A bond ensures we can rent the equipment, get it back and cover any damage that may happen during a hire.

Do I need to book?

We do require bookings, our equipment is only on site for bookings as we unfortunately do not have to storage space for it at all times.


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From NZD $129

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Duration: 60 minutes

Group of people driving jet skis on guided tour of Lake Wanaka


From NZD $235

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Duration: 60 minutes

Family riding an orange aqua bike rental as a child is playing on a pontoon


From NZD $30

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Duration: allow 20 minutes