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Rippled Earth Kayaking

21 Mull St Glenorchy, Glenorchy, New Zealand
+64 3-442 9904
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Wonderful experience and discovery of NZ gem

I thoroughly enjoyed the program. The scenery is breathtaking but the real gem is the guide Sam who... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David B
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Excellent!

Sam picked us from town at the arranged time. We enjoy a nice ride to Glenorchy. The kayak time was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Rippled Earth kayaks operates kayaking tours on the conservation reserves Pig and Pigeon islands, we can meet you in Glenorchy or pick you up from Queenstown. We use Double Sea Kayaks produced and designed in New Zealand, very stable and comfortable. The Islands we go out to have been maintained as bird sanctuaries so we can paddle around the headlands and onto the various beach's with the sound of many NZ Native birds, it is the home of Weka, one of New Zealand's flightless birds along with tui, fantail, bellbird and wood pigeon.With a spectacular backdrop of the Southwest New Zealand World Heritage Area these islands are a paddlers paradise
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21 Mull St Glenorchy, Glenorchy, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed the program. The scenery is breathtaking but the real gem is the guide Sam who has deep knowledge of biology, culture and history of the area. Went there on the last day of the season and will remember it dearly. My only...More

Thank David B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sam picked us from town at the arranged time. We enjoy a nice ride to Glenorchy. The kayak time was just excellent. We would loved to have more time going around, listening to the waterfalls, everything was so quiet and nice. We learnt and enjoyed...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did a morning kayak with Sam/Rippled Earth this morning-what a beautiful day.. really nice combination of hearing some history and stories about the place, being out on the water in the kayak and enjoying the peacefulness of the lake.. if you're looking for an ski...More

Thank Matthew S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having older teen/young adults and myself, we chose the 1/2 day kayak to Pig and Pigeon Islands and return. The day was bright and sunny with some smooth and some choppy waters. Sam was excellent at guiding us through the entire trip. There were plenty...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2018

Such a fun, relaxing, and informative experience. Sam and Mike were fantastic guides. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

What an amazing day with amazing people ! Our guide Micheal was very informative and knowledgeable guide. Definitely recommended !

Thank Cherie D
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rippledearth, Owner at Rippled Earth Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Wow love those Photo's Cherie D. Thank you for your review, we'll ensure Michael knows. Sam

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Tasha pick me up in Queenstown and from there we went close to Glenorchy where Sam was already waiting for us with the kayaks. We spend around 3 hours in the lake making some stops in the islands around. It was just an epic day...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

We very much enjoyed this outing. Tash was a very informative guide to Pigeon Island and we liked hearing her stories. She was also a patient coach to the inexperienced kayakers in the group. Best of all, it was wonderful seeing the mountains from the...More

Thank Laura41671
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful morning with guide Michael. Just the two of us in tandem kayak, with guide in 2nd Kayak. Michael was very knowledgeable and good fun. Very safe and extremely relaxing. I loved hearing all the Maori tales as well as scientific explanations. Highly...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

We were the only couple on the short beginners kayaking afternoon so we felt really special. Tash stopped for a photo on the way to the lake and we visited the lovely garden and hobbit style house. I was a complete novice but felt so...More

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Kevin M
11 June 2018|
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Response from rippledearth | Property representative |
Hi Yes 8yrs old. kids are going to be in a double kayak with an adult and we have child sized jackets and lifejackets.
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sugam915
17 June 2017|
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Response from rippledearth | Property representative |
HI Sorry for the late reply. Our Island Safari for the 2017 -18 summer is going to be: NZ$135.00 from Glenorchy and NZ$155.00 from Queenstown Little Paradise kayaking NZ$99.00 selfdrive and NZ$125.00 from Queenstown our... More
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Jess P
24 January 2017|
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Response from rippledearth | Property representative |
HI Jess. Yes i'm afraid the weather is a little rough for the next couple of days. we can take you and your son out and provide a double kayak for you however i think the next suitable day will be Saturday the 28th or Monday... More
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