Have fun on a 4 hour tour, the tour begins once you meet one of your guides, either on the Wanaka I-site or directly at the door of your Hotel. This tour has two hours of departure at 9:00 AM or 2:00 PM. From the point of view, a quick trip to the lake, where everyone will board a water taxi, beginning their 15 minute scenic cruise to a remote section of the lake. Your guide will explain the disposition of the land and the plan for the day.
Once you get to the starting point of the kayak, you will put on your safety equipment, and you will receive a class on how to use the kayaks, and if you did not do it if you do. The pace of things is determined by the dynamics of the group, and you are more interested in taking pictures or trying your Olympic sprint time. No matter how fast you go, after one time your time will take you to a place to rest and have a picnic with brownies and drinks.
Return to a starting point of the kayaks, after exploring some more hidden spots and take some more photos, leave behind the kayaks, return when getting on the water taxi and return to the city. Your guide will take you to the same place where you started.
Tour Tickets (may vary by date)
|Children (Under 13 years old)
- Kayaking equipment.
- Light refreshments.
- Water taxi ride from town to the trip start point.
- Pickup from the Wanaka I-site or your Wanaka accommodation.
- A water bottle.
- Warm clothing if needed.
Customers may cancel or rebook without penalty up to 24 hours prior to trip departure. Cancellations or no shows after this time will be charged full price.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I wear?
You will want to wear clothing that you don’t mind getting a little wet. You won’t get soaked, but a little bit of splashing is normal. Dress in clothing that is active and appropriate for the weather.
Do I need to be experienced?
Not at all! The Tiki Tour is great for first time paddlers and families. The pace and the route will be adapted by your guide to fit the needs of the group.
Do I need to be able to swim?
You do not need to be able to swim, but please let your guide know so that they can make sure you are comfortable on the water.
Will I fall in?
The kayaks we use for our Tiki Tours are very stable, so it is unlikely that you will fall in. Your guide will be there to help you learn to use your boat and show you how to manouever it safely, as well as to assist if you have any difficulties.
Will I get wet?
We will try and keep you as dry as possible but getting a little wet from the splashing of your paddle is normal.
What type of kayak do you use?
We use a double sea kayak with a simple rudder system called a Mission Eco Niizh. They are very stable and great for first time kayakers.
What weather do you kayak in?
We go rain or shine! If there’s a lot of wind around making the lake choppy, we know some great sheltered spots where we can still go kayaking.
How far do we kayak?
How far you go depends on how fast your group decides to paddle, but typically Tiki Tours go a total of 5 to 8 km.