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Clutha River: Stand Up Paddle Board Taster Experience

Product ID: 226222
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Experience Stand Up Paddle (SUP) boarding on New Zealand's second largest river! Test out your balancing skills on this wide, swift moving section of the Clutha River. The water is clear and the rapids are fun!
About this activity
Duration: 2.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore the Clutha River on this unique Stand Up Paddle (SUP) board experience
  • See how clear the water is as you move swiftly along this fast flowing river
  • Test out your balancing skills on a couple of mini rapids
Full description
Arrive at the meeting point and aboard the van that will take you to Clutha River. Here you'll be geared up and fully briefed of the experience. Be sure to pay attention to the water safety instructions.

Afterwards, build up your SUP skills on the flat water section before heading into the natural flow of the river. Your guide will be with you every step of the way to build up your confidence as you prepare for the first rapid, just around the corner.

You will be able to either drop to your knees for more stability to ride it out or challenge yourself to stand up and bounce through the waves. There will be an opportunity to stop along the way for a break with a delicious chocolate brownie.
  • Pickup and drop-off service at accommodations in central Wanaka
  • All necessary equipment
  • Complimentary refreshments (as indicated)
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Non-swimmers

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

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Important information
What to bring
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
Know before you go
• You must be able to swim to participate on this river trip

What to bring:
• Sun protection (a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen)
• Towel and swimsuit
• Suitable footwear (sandals or flip-flops)
• Change of clothes
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Paddle Wanaka

Product ID: 226222