New Zealand



Visitors from around the world are drawn to Glenorchy, the gateway to Mount Aspiring National Park and Te Wai Poumanu World Heritage Area.   As you travel the road winding along the shoreline of Lake Wakatipu to the head of the lake you will see three islands, called Pigeon, Pig and Tree,  centred in the blue green waters.

With Rippled Earth Kayaking you can choose to either kayak across to one of these remote natural habit islands on a great half day safari on our GLENORCHY ISLAND SAFARI or explore the shoreline of this mountain lake with our family and beginner friendly tour LITTLE PARADISE ADVENTURE, all while discovering a unique part of New Zealand’s cultural, geological and pioneering history.


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.

What Our Clients Said:

“This was definitely one of the best kayaking excursions we have been on.  Double kayaks, good equipment, the guide was excellent – friendly but professional and very informative about the flora and fauna.  A full two hours of paddling around Pigeon Island, a nice stop for morning tea with a short walk on the island and plenty of opportunities for photos!  Our group of eight kayaks, split into two groups with a guide each, were the only people on the lake – perfect!
Thanks to Sam, the owner, who oversaw everything and Will, our guide.”  Robin S

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No Better Way To Explore the head of the lake…

Rippled Earth Kayaking offers one of the very few ways to explore the hidden treasures around the head Lake Wakatipu, near Glenorchy.  Our groups are kept small to make them more personal, we use quality gear and double sea kayaks, and our guides are fun, knowledgable.

The team at Rippled Earth are passionate about the environment, highly qualified and professional at all times.  

There is no better way to go for a bit of a paddle and fully immerse yourself in this stunning area.