Alpine KAYAK Guides Guided Trips
  Alpine Kayak Guides offer a range of white water kayaking trips on Grade 2 rivers in the Wanaka region. We supply all the necessary equipment and instruction from qualified guides for an enjoyable day of learning and adventure.

Clutha Classic..

Departure time @ 8:30am & 2:00pm
This is a great trip for everyone - even first timers! Take in the awesome views and get to run some thrilling Grade 2 rapids. Great for those with only a limited time but still want to feel the thrill of getting into kayaking. Minimum age is 14 years.
Duration: approx. 4 ½ hour
Price: $ $149 p.p. Peak Season


Big Day Out.

Departure time @ 9:00am
This trip offers 23 Km of spectacular scenery, mountain views and crystal clear rivers. We provide the lunch. Give yourself a day to remember on this awesome stretch of river. Minimum age is 14 years.
Duration: 8-9hrs approx.
Price: $ $195 p.p.



Departure time @ 8:30am & 2:00pm
This river trip goes from the Outlet of Lake Wanaka to the Poplars and is 13kms of gently winding, mainly flat river. People can choose to use standard or sit upon kayaks. Minimum age is 8 years.
Duration: 4 1/2 hours return
Price:$450 Price includes either 2 Children, 2 Adults or 3 Children, 1 Adult.


General information

Where to meet

Lake Wanaka Information Centre, AKA The Log Cabin on the lakefront in town.

Minimum Ages See individual trip descriptions
Experience WATER CONFIDENCE IS ESSENTIAL. No previous kayaking experience is required for all the trips.
You bring Swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, warm clothes & sense of adventure
We bring Wetsuits, polypro, paddle jacket, booties, helmet, kayak, paddle and transport.
Trip Size Minimum 2 people – Maximum of 8 people
Months of Operation    
1st November – April / May (dependant on weather)

All departures are accompanied by one guide per six kayakers. Each trip includes necessary tuition appropriate to river conditions. Safety equipment, clothing and kayak are included with each trip. Kayak trips include transport to and from Wanaka to selected rivers. Alpine Kayak Guides reserves the right to select the daily river venue, taking into account weather, river conditions, client ability and numbers .