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Half-Day Kayak Experience on the Mighty Clutha River from Wanaka

Highlights
  • Enjoy a fun day paddling on the river—expect to get wet!

  • Rapids are a gentle grade 1-2, and you’ll receive a full safety briefing

  • All kayak and safety equipment is provided
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Half-Day Kayak Experience on the Mighty Clutha River from Wanaka
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An introduction to white water kayaking. Paddle through playful rapids amongst the stunning Wanaka scenery. Snacks & refreshments provided.
USD 133.75
Kayak the Mighty Clutha PM
An introduction to white water kayaking. Paddle through the playful rapids amongst stunning Wanaka scenery. Snacks & refreshments provided.
USD 133.75
Overview

This half-day kayak tour on the Clutha River is an ideal trip for active travelers who want to try a new outdoor adventure sport, or who want to perfect their kayaking skills. Your guide will give you a full safety briefing and educated you about river safety, so you can feel confident on the 13 miles (22 kilometers) of river. Plus, receive personalized attention on a small-group tour.

What to Expect

You will meet at the headquarters on the Wanaka waterfront at your chosen departure time. Here you will be greeted by the professional & friendly guides and transported to the Clutha River access point.

You will then be fitted with your gear and given a full safety briefing and instructions for your tour.

Once you are on the water, it's time to have some fun! Along the trip you will stop and have a tasty snack (usually one of our delicious chocolate brownies). 

After your tour is complete, you will be transported back to the Wanaka Town Centre. Allow about 4 hours for this tour.

Reviews (5)
1 - 5 of 5 reviews
Reviewed 26 April 2018
Floaty fun times

My husband and I had a lovely trip down the Clutha with Laurie. He was well informed about local history, flora and fauna and of course he was an excellent kayak instructor. Thanks for a lovely day - and for the milo and delicious brownies...More

Thank LaurenH3712
PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Many thanks for your review! It's a stunning time of year to take a trip down the Clutha River. I'll pass on your feed back to Laurie & the brownie master! Thanks for choosing us!

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile
Mighty mighty Clutha

I did a half day experience down the Clutha river a couple of days ago and it was incredible. Good equipment, stunning weather, stunning views, fantastic fun and above all a brilliant instructor! I have done plenty of Sea / Lake Kayaking previously but not...More

Thank Soton-Sparks
PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thanks for your feedback! Joel has had a very busy season on the river & it's great to see his enthusiasm continue from one day to the next. It's a fun section of the river with some great areas to play around! Free air show...More

Reviewed 4 December 2017
Great family activity Kayaking the Clutha River

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...More

Thank bluemem
PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Go Joel! We're super lucky to have Joel back with us again this season & we're receiving so much outstanding feedback regarding his guiding. We run small groups to ensure the guides can tailor the trip to suit, which sounded like it worked out perfectly...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017
What an amazing day!!

I took my son for a morning paddle on Lake Wanaka with Joel as guide. We loved it so much that we decided to also to the Clutha River in the afternoon. So one lovely sight-seeing paddle, and another one on the river. Both were...More

Thank vic1997
PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Wow! Thank you! Two trips in one day, nice! The lake & the river offer quite different experiences, & it's awesome you had fun on both! How could you not go for a dip at the end, the weather has been amazing?! Thanks again for...More

Reviewed 28 October 2017
Fantastic experience

My wife and I spent an exciting morning on the Upper Clutha River a couple of days ago. It was a fantastic experience with just the right amount of excitement on some fast moving water with a few class 2 rapids.. Our guide, Laurie, did...More

Thank Henry B
PaddleWanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Paddle Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thanks for your review!! We're super happy to have Laurie guiding with us this season, he certainly knows how to get the best out of The Clutha River! I'm glad you had fun, a trip to be remembered for sure! Thanks again.

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