Welcome to Q-Kayaks

Welcome to the web site of Q-Kayaks, a New Zealand-based company that specializes in the design and manufacture of Australasia’s most popular & innovative range of sea kayaks. Combined with a full range of kayaks for recreation, white water, fishing, duck shooting, canoe polo & kayak accessories, we have the kayak to suit you.

Australia Sales - Buy Accessories and Kayaks Direct from our shop in New Zealand. Online and phone sales taken. Please take a look at the Australia Sales on the side bar of our home page.


Q-Kayaks Kayak Manufacturing Department has closed down. We have limited kayak stock available + lots of kayak accesories that we will continue to sell.



Q-Kayaks most popular kayaks will now be produced by Mission Kayaking, Ruahine Kayaks and Water Dragon NZ. Below is a list of the kayaks now made elsewhere.

MISSION KAYAKINGhttp://www.missionkayaking.com/


RUAHINE KAYAKShttp://www.ruahinekayaks.co.nz/


WATER DRAGON NZ - , Contact: Cameron Ph: 021703095 or  Email: waterdragonnz@gmail.com



Check out our Accessories Pages here

  • Kayak touring on Lake Taupo
  • Seakayaking to Cape Kidnappers
  • Max and Melanie Grant's South Island Expedition, Lake Alabaster
  • Max and Melanie Grant's South Island Expedition, Milford Sound
  • Breaking Out
  • Surfing
  • Touring in Southern Endeavour Double
  • Family Fun
  • Duck Shooting Package avaliable now
  • Kids at play
  • Kayak Fishing
  • Canoe Polo Makino Pool, Feilding
  • Multisport


Our Polyethelne Seakayak's are well known throughout NZ. Check out our popular Skua here 


The Skua has been designed for expeditions where distances are to be covered in varying sea conditions. The Skua has a low deck profile enabling it to perform extremely well in windy conditions, while its longer hull gives it greater speed and allows it to respond in a following sea to surf the waves.

The Skua displays several new safety features that ensure maximum safety on the sea, including new adjustable thigh braces, paddle holder, rescue system and an easy accessible day hatch behind the cockpit.

For more information and the Specs, take a look here - Skua

Popular Tour Companies using our kayaks 

Auckland Sea Kayaks watch our Seakayaks in action here - http://youtu.be/G077MKGbm8I Check out their tours on their face book page here

Southern Discoveries, Milford Sound check out our videos - kayak tripsSeals playing with us, Kayak Tours                      

Frogz Whitewater Sledging check out the video here -  http://youtu.be/DWRAJ-W6kCg

Seakayak Circumnavigation's

Tara Mulvany - First woman to have paddled around the three main islands of New Zealand - South, North & Stewart Islands

2012 South Island Circumnavigation  http://www.winterkayakers.blogspot.co.nz/ In the NZ KASK Newsletter Tara says " I want to say a special thank you to Max Grant from Q-Kayaks who helped me out with my Skua, which turned out to be really awesome! The boat made it & I didn't have a single problem with it the entire journey. It's fast, stable & an awesome surfer - plus the seat is comfy.

2013 November / December Stewart Island Curcumnavigation Tara's Q-Kayak Skua, handles her Stewart Island Circumnavigation, before she perpares for her North Island trip.

2013 December / April 2014 North Island Circumnavigation 4 months with 61 kayaking days in a Q-Kayak Skua, check out Tara's video - http://www.tarasjourneys.com/apps/videos/

For more information about Tara, check out her here adventures on her blog - http://www.tarasjourneys.com/apps/blog/


 Max & Melanie Grants South Island Circumnavigation

Max owner & designer of Q-Kayaks along with daughter Melanie the first NZ woman to Circumnavigate the South Island raising funds for Child Cancer, check out their blog & charity expedition here - South Island Charity Blog       Max and Melanie's Charity Progress  

Our Fundraiser Online donations page has closed but we are still taking donations.