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    Don't just go along, Go Beyond

Departure Location

The water taxi will depart from the Queenstown Go Orange Kiosk, Steamer Wharf. You can’t miss us, we are the ones surrounded by Orange flags.  If you have booked a kayak experience please arrive 15 minutes before departure so we can give you all the gear you need for your experience.

What to bring

Please bring sensible clothing and footwear. You are more than welcome to wear your sunglasses, hats and other accessories should they be securely fastened to your body – if they take a dip in the lake, we can’t pick them up. Don’t forget to bring your camera, GoPro and video devices. Selfie sticks are also welcome! We want to see your adventure! You are also more than welcome to bring snacks, fruit, muesli bars and quick to eat food is advised. A reusable water bottle is also advised.

Summer - Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Warm Jacket & Camera (at own risk)

What we provide

  • Thermal top and leggings
  • Paddle jacket & Spraydeck
  • Life jacket (buoyancy vest)
  • Dry bags (for your clothing and camera)
  • Double kayaks/paddles
  • Experienced and knowledgeable guides
  • Excellent yarns and banter
  • Group safety and emergency gear
  • Return lake transfers

Please wear a swimsuit or kayak underwear layer beneath warm clothes and a waterproof jacket. Bring your gear to the launch point in a backpack.

Safety & Risk

Sea kayaking has inherent risks and can be dangerous. The lake is characterised by remoteness, rapidly changing and sometimes extreme weather and water conditions, cold water and limited kayaking landing sites.

Detailed risk management and strict safety procedures are observed, however, there still remains an element of risk. Go Orange cannot absolutely guarantee participants safety. Go Orange accepts its legal responsibilities but cannot be held responsible for personal injury or for loss, theft or damage of/to your equipment outside legal responsibilities. Participants will be required to sign a liability form to this effect before starting a tour. 

Changing conditions can mean that tours have to be modified. No two tours are the same. It is very rare but weather could delay your scheduled return by up to 24 hours e.g. road closures or weather conditions preventing kayaking. Clients on guided tours must listen carefully to and follow guides' instructions and adhere to safety requirements. Our reputation depends on your safety – we give it top priority and take it seriously.

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