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Scenic Self-Guided Kayak or SUP Tour - Moke Lake, Queenstown


Experience the magic of Queenstown's backcountry and cruise the gorgeous calm lake waters of Moke Lake by Kayak or SUP!


  • Self-guided kayak or SUP tour on Moke Lake
  • Stunning rural New Zealand beauty
  • Favourite local spot!
  • Includes return Queenstown transfers

The Moke Lake Experience is the perfect way to escape the crowds and immerse yourself in New Zealand's world-renowned natural beauty!

This picturesque destination is located just 20 minutes from Queenstown and is well worth the scenic drive out! Your friendly guide will pick you up from Queenstown and share some local knowledge as you make your way to the lake.

On arrival, you'll set off on a self-guided paddle across the peaceful calm waters, taking in the idyllic scenery and exploring at your own pace.

On clear days, Lake Moke is famous for transforming into a mirror of the surrounding mountains, a truly remarkable sight.

First time kayaking or using an SUP? No problem! Before setting out on the water, we'll give you a quick safety briefing and run down on how to use the kayak/SUP. We'll make sure you are comfortable and confident before you take off on your paddle!

We'll have a few refreshments waiting for you once you get back on land before we make our way back to Queenstown.

A fantastic way to take your sightseeing at a more relaxed pace, and the perfect way to see and explore this rural slice of Kiwi paradise!


Adult $139.00
Child $129.00 (8 - 14 years)
Adult Self Drive $109.00
Child Self Drive $109.00 (8-14 years)
Family $536.00 (2 Adult + 2 Children )

What's included

  • Return Transport from Queenstown
  • Kayaks, Paddles & Pumps or SUP
  • Life jackets
  • Waterproof splash tops/jackets
  • Safety briefing & map
  • Light picnic/refreshments


  • Total duration 3-3.5hrs


  • One Mile Creek carpark, Lake Esplanade. Pick up will be in a silver Paddle Queenstown van. Please be patient if we are running a little bit late, can occasionally get stuck behind sheep on the Moke Lake road.


  • Minimum age: 8



    Please note the drive to Moke lake is along a gravel road and is approx 30 minutes from Queenstown. There is no cell phone signal on this drive.

    You must be at the lake by 9.20am or 2.20pm depending on what time slot is chosen.

    Trips are suitable for first-time kayak or SUP but you must know how to swim. If English is not your first language no problem, but you MUST be able to understand our safety briefing.

    Your Personal Flotation Device PFD (Life Jacket) must be worn at all times.

    Minimum numbers apply

    Duration: Total duration 3-3.5hrs. Total time on the water: you can spend up to 2 hours exploring the lake.

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Phoebe from New Zealand wrote on 09 January 2020


Such a beautiful place to be able to paddle! Thoroughly enjoyed my experience. Such a friendly and funny team who made the amazing experience so enjoyable, would defiantly recommend! Thank you so much!

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Chuanhsi Yang from Taiwan wrote on 12 March 2020

Amazing lake

Beautiful view we really love this tour!got so much fun!

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eriksf from New Zealand wrote on 20 December 2019

Beautiful Experience

What a great morning out visiting a place that was even more beautiful then the Queenstown beach front. So peaceful and beautiful. Great fun on a paddle board and my friend went on a kayak. So great to have morning tea after time on the lake. I would highly recommend this tour

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Sophie from United Kingdom wrote on 20 December 2019

Fantastic experience

Fabulous tour! The drive itself is worth the visit alone, never mind the beauty of the Moke Lake itself! Me and my husband opted to test out our paddle board skills to explore the lake, great fun! The guides were professional, helpful and informative from start to finish, nothing was too much trouble. The little luxury picnic to welcome us as we returned off the water was also a nice added touch. Thanks guys!

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benf from Singapore wrote on 19 December 2019

Amazing experience

I booked kayaking for my wife and I, it was the highlight of our holiday! Moke Lake was so beautiful and calm, the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. Thanks.

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