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Lake Tekapo
Kayak and Paddle Board Hire


Welcome to Lake Tekapo’s only Kayak and Paddle Board hire!

We operate on all fine days during summer (Labour Weekend – Easter) or by arrangement. Please check our Instagram for the most up-to-date availability.

To book your kayak or stand-up paddle board on beautiful Lake Tekapo, come and see us at the water’s edge, in front of the campground on Lakeside Drive.

Ring or text Pete at 027 668 5388 or email on


Please note we don’t take online bookings. EFTPOS available on site.

Our Services

Kayak Hire

Singles kayaks from $30 per hour

Double kayaks from $50 per hour

Paddle Board Hire

Great selection of paddle boards available from $30 per hour

Tandem board $50 per hour

Gear Hire

Too cold to risk a swim?

We have wetsuits and boat shoes available for hire.

Introductory Courses

Just starting out with kayaking and wanting to learn the tips and tricks to feel confident on the water?

Grade 2 Certification

We offer training and Grade 2 Certification for those interested in kayaking and multisport events.

Group Bookings

Looking for an awesome activity for your corporate retreat, school camp, or large group event?

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Paddle Tekapo is the perfect activity to do with your friends or family this summer. We cater to all levels, ages, and abilities making your kayak or paddleboarding adventure a fantastic family-friendly activity. Explore Lake Tekapo’s splendour from the water while touring the shoreline and seeing the famous sites from a new angle.


Paddle Tekapo also offers bespoke trips, introductory kayak courses, Grade 2 Certifications and group bookings. There is something for everyone to enjoy!


We take great pride in the excellent safety standards and service levels we implement throughout all of our activities.

Safety on the water

Please stay inside the yellow buoys. Please be aware motorised boats are allowed on Lake Tekapo. We do not allow you to kayak to the Island. All points shown are weather dependent.

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Kind words from customers

Very friendly, helpful people. Stunning location. My son loved his adventure in the kayak! Thank you!

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