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Kayak HQ are Nelson’s only speciality kayak store. We are in a prime location for all aspects of paddling; we have miles of coastline for sea kayaking, fishing and surfski paddling, whitewater rivers, sheltered locations for families and several beautiful lakes. And all within two hours drive.

Our Store

We have a large range of kayaks and gear in store.  With knowledgeable, experienced staff and a fleet of demo kayaks available, we can find a kayak that will be perfect for you.  We have equipment for both beginner and advanced paddlers, from leading NZ and overseas brands.  Whether you are a sea kayaker, a whitewater boater, a multisport paddler, or a surfski paddler, we will have something for you.

Opening Hours
Tuesday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 1pm,

Shop Online

If you cannot make it into the shop, you can purchase online. We dispatch orders efficiently and all orders are fulfilled from our in store stock – there’s no waiting for us to source stock.

Product Range

At Kayak HQ, we specialise in sea kayaks & surfskis. We stock a range of kayaks and accessories and we can help you out with anything you need for these activities. Visit our store and you will find a range of products from leading NZ and overseas manufacturers.

We import the following brands into NZ:

  • Think Surfskis
  • Norse Sea Kayaks
  • Orka Wing Paddles
  • Lendal Sea Kayak Paddles

Our Staff

Kayak HQ is a kayak store run by kayakers for kayakers. We love to paddle and most importantly we love to share our passion with others. In store you can talk to staff who regularly use the gear that’s sold. We are a friendly bunch of people who are always keen to hear stories from the water.

Our Mission

Our goal is to turn people into paddlers. We don’t want to just sell you a kayak. No, we want to sell you the RIGHT kayak, ensure that you know how to use it and that you have a good understanding of safe practice. We encourage customers to try before they buy, so that you can feel the differences between kayaks.

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