Join us on a fantastic kayak adventure across one of New Zealand’s most scenic mountain lakes within the Southern Alps. Kayak the pure alpine waters and explore the secluded beaches of Lake Wakatipu’s Island reserves. Three great kayaking tours depart from both Queenstown & the shores of Glenorchy at the head of Lake Wakatipu.Our trips run from November through to May and are suitable for everyone 8 years and older, and exclusive or group packages are available on request.
Alternately join our Lake Sylvan guided walk, departing from Glenorchy and venturing into the Mount Aspiring National Park passing some iconic scenery featured in films like Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and Wolverine. Experience an unforgettable walk through ancient beech forest home to some of New Zealands rare native birds before arriving at Lake Sylan.
Kayak to one of the secluded Island beaches and explore this unique natural wildlife reserve. This half day tour (morning and afternoon) is an easy and spectacular paddle exclusive to Rippled Earth Kayaking.
The Islands on Lake Wakatipu have played a significant part in this areas diverse history. They are now an important natural reserve surrounded by the breathtaking mountainous backdrop of the Southern Alps.
This safari launches from the shores near Glenorchy. A short paddle across the lake will take you to a secluded beach on either Pigeon or Pig Island. View Map.
Join your guide for an easy but unforgettable walk through ancient beech forest to the pristine Lake Sylan, part of Te Waipounamu World Heritage Area.
Your guide will meet you in Glenorchy before heading north to the start of the Lake Sylvan track, near the Routeburn.
Our two hour return guided walk will take you along a well formed easy track through the beautiful mountain beech forest to the glacier fed Lake Sylvan.
Afternoon tea will be served as you enjoy the sights and sounds of the many rare native birds including the Parakeet, Mohua and bush robin.
Paddle to Glenorchy Islands and then hike to Lake Sylvan this combines the best of our kayak and walking guided tours
The first pioneers explored this area by boat and foot. Relive these historical experiences by joining us for our Island Safari tour followed by an unforgettable walk through ancient beech forest to Lake Sylan, part of Te Waipounamu World Heritage Area.