Behind the scenes adventures of paddle Queenstown

Well, if you’ve just landed here in Queenstown you probably sore a lot of water whilst flying here and wondered oh I’d like to experience some of that!

Well luckily Queenstown is a hub for all kinds of water activities like kayaking and SUP boarding. Not just lake wakatipu and wanaka but also the exciting river Kawarau and Cluther have some very interesting rapids suitable for complete beginners with no experience to gus n gals with a know how!

I work for Paddle Queenstown as a Kayak Guide on Lake Wakatipu.

Queenstown is right on the beaches of lake wakatipu, a beautiful place to kayak , SUP and explore.

My day to day work of kayaking guiding in Queenstown beneath the picturesque Remarkables mountain range is awesome and allows me to continue my passion of kayaking everyday however it’s after hours where my real adventure starts.

I’m a white water kayaker. I live to chase the waters and hunt down new and exciting rapids.

Queenstown offers some of the worlds most exciting white water and rivers.

Recently I took part in the New Zealand extreme white water race series on the local Kawarau. A river with selection of white water ranging from grade 2-5.

3 of NZ’s largest rapids are on this river. Nevis Bluff, Citroen and Retrospect. The race was on Citroen, a technical move around a huge boulder creates an exciting class 5 run. Anyway, I was stoaked to make the top 10 in the race.

Without a doubt my favourite white water so far.

Lake wakatipu might be flat but all kayaking is exciting. The lake offers multiple challenges like changing wind speed and exploring the lake sides which offer stunning crystal clear water and some fabulous nature.

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