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Queenstown Water Sports operate a range of waterport activities on Lake Wakatipu. We are Located on the Main Queenstown Beach (just along from the Bathhouse restaurant).

QT water sports have been operating from the Main Town beach for over 40 years (formally under Queenstown Bay Hire) and have firmly staked our claim as the area’s premier watersports operator. We offer a range of equipment to enable you to enjoy beautiful Lake Wakatipu with our friendly professional staff. We are able to cater for all abilities and pride ourselves on a 100% safety record.

Queenstown Watersports Activities

Largest Stand Up Paddle Board New Zealand's Largest Stand Up Paddle Board

We are proud to offer NZ's Largest SUP, take your family, friends or work mates out on this massif board, suitable and abilities and ages +10. The ultimate way to enjoy the lake this summer.

  • $99 for up to 8 people
  • 1 hour
  • Max weight 800kg
  • $10 per person extra
Aqua Bike Queenstown AQUA BIKE HIRE

Pedal powered water trikes, great fun on the water while staying dry.

  • $20 per bike
  • 20 minutes
  • 1-2 people per bike (200kg max total)
  • Suitable for all ages under *8s must be accompanied by an adult or child that can reach pedals.
paddle boarding STAND UP PADDLE BOARDS (SUP)

Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP) is currently the fastest growing watersport in the world. Try the latest water craze with some the world’s best scenery on Lake Wakatipu.

  • $30 per person
  • 45 minutes
  • Summer use is recommended for beginners
  • Suitable for all ages
  • 140kg max total

We offer a variety of options, for beginners and higher level kayakers.
All tours are conducted at the clients personal pace. Excursions allow our clients to enjoy a variety of scenery around the Wakatipu. Time taken for Half Day trips 3-4 hours.

  • Half Day Excursions from $199
Queenstown Kayak Hire single


  • $25 per kayak
  • 45 minutes
  • Sit-in kayaks are used in winter
  • 120kg max total
  • Minimum age *10+
  • Sit-on kayaks are available in summer, great for smaller kids or those wanting to swim.
Kayaking Queenstown


  • $20 per person
  • 45 minutes
  • Closed cockpit kayaks are used 
  • 230kg max total
  • Minimum age *3+
  • Great for smaller kids with an adult

NB: Please be aware child age could be subject to height restrictions at the discretion of beach staff in accordance to weather conditions.

All kayaking & aqua bikes can be done by staying relatively if not completely dry. Stand-up paddle boarding might result getting wet, subject to customers skill and ability.