The easiest way to learn to paddle board. The calmest seas and whitest beach for a mini excursion away to a neighboring bay.
At Nihi, we love paddle boarding for its refreshing way to explore the island: on the lake, down the river, or in the ocean. On our most popular excursion, paddle board with water buffalo and float past everyday village life along the banks of the Wanukaka River. After a 30-minute scenic drive descending through the Wanukaka Valley, guests will receive paddle gear and instruction and be escorted by several guides, who will help acquaint you with the curiosity of little pirates! Playful young children with beaming smiles eagerly await the arrival of Nihi guests, and jump in the river to greet them. This particular activity is offered during the green season, however guests can paddle board all year round on the private 2.5km stretch of Nihi’s beach.