Savour the sense of freedom and independence of paddling at your own pace and relish the chance to truly experience the lake’s crystal clear water. Come down and visit #thatwanakatree from the water, see Ruby Island or maybe Eely Point. Or alternatively savour the sense of space and explore Roys Bay.
Our rentals are available year round subject to weather conditions. Please check our office hours for daily availability.
All hires include kayaks, paddle, life jackets, instructions if needed and staff recommendations on where to paddle.
Come down and visit thatwanakatree from the water, see Ruby Island or maybe Eely Point. Or alternatively savour the sense of space and explore Roys Bay.
Our rentals are available year round subject to weather conditions. Please check our office hours for daily availability. All hires include kayaks, paddle, life jackets, instructions if needed and staff recommendations on where to paddle.
Lakeland Wanaka was one of the first water based tourism business in Wanaka having operated for over 40 years. Our safety procedures are of the highest standard both with our operation and safety briefings & screening processes.
Our Kayak/SUP rentals put a lot of the safety into your own hands. Due to being in charge of your vessel you are responsible for following all Maritime Laws which include but not limited to the following:
Our Kayaks and SUP are available year round.
Departures can take place anytime from our opening hours until 1 hour prior to closing.
No, as the kayak rentals do not have a set departure time, you can come anytime during our open hours but be sure you are aware of the closing time as this varies for different seasons. Hired equipment must be returned by our closing time.
Dress for the weather, in light clothing that will not get damaged if you get it wet.
Yes, but at your own risk as some people have dropped theirs into the lake in the past, also there is limited space and if your belongings jeopardise the stability of your kayak you will not be permitted to take it.
No, sorry but there is limited space on the ski so it is best if you can leave extra bags in your car or accommodation but if you come by foot and need it for later, we have a small amount of space in our office to store your backpack or handbag.
The time starts 5 minutes after you have paid for the hire of the equipment. Please arrive ready to go out on the lake, this includes taking a last-minute bathroom break.
You are responsible to monitor the time yourself, at minimum one person in your party must have a way to tell the time while on the water.
No before you head out, we set a return time, this is for your own safety. We send out a search party if you are not back on time as per our safety requirements.
Yes, they are operating under the same rules and information as the kayaks
No problem at all, just let us know and we will make sure you have the information you need to have a safe and enjoyable time on the lake.
We adhere to our strict safety policy designed specifically for Roy’s bay, where we operate.Our Policy takes into consideration the conditions and your experience for before we hire out any equipment. Ideal weather for kayaking is winds less than10km/h if you are unsure please call ahead.
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For us, the aim was quite simple – to share our love of water and the astounding beauty of the region with visitors. Lakeland Wanaka’s vision is to offer classic kiwi water adventures for both New Zealanders sharing our passion of water and international visitors.
We are 100% kiwi owned and operated; our team highly engaged with an absolutely love for their jobs. Our staff all have a passion for the outdoors and water, picked for their personalities and want to share why we love what we do.
Each of our guides go through rigorous training programs and continual training ensuring all guides a competent and confident to provide the best experience each and every time.
Lake Wanaka provides the perfect setting – a popular kiwi holiday destination; now with world renowned mountain scenery. The view from the shore is only a snap short of what is out there. The silence when you get there is breath-taking, the beauty; mind blowing, and the space to play; uninhibited. Visit us, we are proud to share the beauty of lake Wanaka 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 visitors aren’t all the same and not everyone likes the same adventures; therefore we have become your convenient one stop shop for a range of relaxing scenic outings to high adrenaline experiences.