Kayak HQ are Nelson's only specialist kayak store. We are in a prime location to experience all aspects of paddling; we have miles of coastline for sea kayaking, fishing and surf ski paddling, whitewater rivers, sheltered locations for families and several beautiful lakes. And all within two hours drive.
We have a large range of kayaks and gear in store. With knowledgeable, experienced staff and a fleet of demo kayaks on site, 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 fisherman, a whitewater boater, a multisport paddler, a surf ski paddler or if you plan on floating around with your kids then we will have something for you. Learn more about our store
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 have run first descents on whitewater rivers, who have competed in races such as the Coast to Coast and who teach others to kayak. We are a friendly bunch of people who are always keen to hear stories from the water.
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.