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Great little Paddle Adventures in Tahunanui Beach, Nelson, NZ

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Paddle Nelson

Great little Paddle Adventures in Tahunanui Beach, Nelson, NZ

Paddle Nelson

Great little Paddle Adventures in Tahunanui Beach, Nelson, NZ

Paddle Nelson

Great little Paddle Adventures in Tahunanui Beach, Nelson, NZ

Paddle Nelson

Great little Paddle Adventures in Tahunanui Beach, Nelson, NZ

Welcome to Paddle Nelson, offering the best little paddling adventures (and more) from Tahunanui Beach in Nelson. With a variety of paddling options available only minutes from the heart of Nelson City, Paddle Nelson really are the region’s premier paddle sports destination.

Stand-up Paddleboards (SUPs) and Sit-on-top Kayaks are available to hire by the hour to explore the Nelson Haven at your leisure, or join us on our amazing Guided Paddleboard tour to Haulashore Island. These Family-friendly two hour trips take in all the sights and sounds of our special little harbour as we paddle past the iconic Fifeshire (Urenui) Rock to Haulashore Island (Motu Manuka). There’s time to explore the motu (island) and get a selfie, then it’s only a short paddle back to the beach to enjoy what the rest of our neat little region has to offer.

For the more adventurous paddlers we offer the guided Nelson NIGHT Paddle.  A truly magical experience using state of the art LED lighting strips to view our playground after dark.  A truly unique experience !

Paddleboard lessons are available through the only accredited NZ Stand-up Paddling School, so to get your paddling skills up to scratch way sooner and let one of our awesome instructors help you on the way. Paddleboard Yoga (yes it’s a thing) is awesome, and easy even for first-time yogis. Our floating studio provides a perfect opportunity to give it a go or push your practice to the next level, Namaste!

We pride ourselves on a quality experience at an affordable price, and hope you can join us for a GREAT LITTLE PADDLE ADVENTURE in PADDLE TOWN, NZ!!

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#1 OUTDOOR ACTIVITY IN NELSON
★★★★★

Google Review

Upskilling with a Paddleboard Lesson. We had a great time with Paddle Nelson. Perfect service, complete with a lesson for beginners.

– Rachel | Google Review
Tripadvisor

Awesome Moana SUP. What an awesome team Moana is. We went with a family member who has a disability and we were offered the use of their adaptive equipment so that he could sit in a chair with outriggers on the board. He was able to enjoy being on the water just like everyone else. Absolutely amazing and he loved it. Team Moana are a fantastic inclusive activity for all. Thank you Moana SUP.

– Helen | TripAdvisor
Tripadvisor

Sunny Nelson Morning Paddle. Got there slightly later than booking, was greeted with a kind welcome and a run down of the tides and weather, felt really looked after. Had a fantastic morning paddle around and explored Fifeshire Rock. The staff were absolutely fantastic, professional and kind. Highly recommended for beginners, families and even gift cards. Had such a fun time and thank you very much!!!!

– Roman | TripAdvisor
Google Review

Freedom Rental Kayak Hire. Rented a Kayak. Amazing experience on a beautiful part of the beach. They went above and beyond to accommodate us and were friendly and helpful! Definitely recommend.

– Anna | Google Review

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