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With thousands of kilometres of coastline and waterways to explore, kayaking really is one of the best ways to do it. There are loads of great kayak operators who run guided tours or simply hire the kayaks for you to create your own adventure. While a little fitness would not go a miss, kayaking is really easy to pick up so perfect for beginners.

6 Kayaking Companies in NZ

Cathedral Cove Sea Kayaking
Rated as one of the best sea kayaking trips in NZ
Cathedral Cove Sea Kayaking (Coromandel)
The only kayaking company licensed to land at Cathedral Cove. We run award winning sea kayak tours in small groups which are led by experienced guides and are suitable for all abilities.
  • Paddle through sea caves & interact with local marine life.
  • Land at Cathedral Cove & enjoy our world famous cappuccinos & hot chocolates!
Paddle Wanaka - Freedom Kayak Hire
Paddle Wanaka Freedom Kayak Hire
Freedom rentals for those wanting to explore Lake Wanaka by kayak or paddle board (SUP) 1-3hours available. Great for families
Wanaka
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Kaiteriteri Kayaks
Kaiteriteri Kayaks
Operating sea kayaking tours in the Abel Tasman for nearly 20 years. Take a trip with great guides who offer good times, not hard work.
Nelson/Abel Tasman
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Paddle Wanaka - Guided Kayak Tours
Paddle Wanaka Guided Kayak Tours
We offer guided kayaking tours on the beautiful Lake Wanaka & the Clutha River. Half day, full day & multi day trips available.
Wanaka
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Wilderness Guides
Wilderness Guides
See the amazing Sounds by Kayak - choose from a freedom rental or guided tour. Either way you will be guaranteed amazing scenery.
Picton
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Abel Tasman Kayaks Freedom Rentals
Abel Tasman Kayaks Freedom Rentals
Do it your own way and hire a kayak! With free car parking and hot showers this is a perfect option for adventure seekers seeking flexibility.
Nelson/Abel Tasman
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