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The River Kayak: Half-Day Guided Kayak on the Clutha River

Product ID: 109453
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A fantastic half day activity for those with an appetite for getting up close and personal with the famous Clutha river. The fun unfolds as the river twists and turns through the playful rapids of the Upper Clutha, set against the stunning Wanaka scenery.
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Duration: 4 hours
Starting times 9:00 AM, 2:00 PM
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  • Get amongst the playful grade 1-2 rapids on this fun river trip
  • Enjoy a homemade tasty snack and a freshly made hot drink
  • See the crystal clear waters of the Clutha River up close from your individual sit on top kayak
Full description
Your guide will give you instructions on river safety and technique, as well as tips on river reading and directions as to where to find the action and best play spots. With a bit of practice you’ll soon be cruising down the river in style. Be prepared to get a little wet and have a giggle.

You will be greeted by the professional and 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!  You will travel approximately 22 kilometers of grade 1-2 rapids. Along the trip you will stop and have a tasty snack - usually a delicious chocolate brownie!  After your tour is complete, you will be transported back to the Wanaka Town Centre.
  • Driver and guides
  • Beverages and snack
  • Use of helmet & all appropriate safety equipment
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off (if requested)
  • Small-group tour
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch

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Meeting point

Wanaka i-SITE visitor information center, 103 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand. Please lookout for the local partner's van.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
Please bring a cellphone and camera, sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen), a towel, swimwear and a full bottle of water.
Please wear suitable footwear (sandals or flip flops) and extra warm clothing (no jeans and preferably no cotton).

From US$ 132.22 per person

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Product ID: 109453