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.
CLOSING DOWN SALE ON NOW -
Q-Kayaks Kayak Manufacturing Department has closed down. We have limited stock available + lots of kayak accesories that we will have avaliable to sell.
THE START OF SOMTHING NEW -
Q-Kayaks most popular kayaks will now be produced by Mission Kayaking and Ruahine Kayaks. Below is a list of the kayaks now made elsewhere.
MISSION KAYAKING - http://www.missionkayaking.com/
SOUTHERN ENDEAVOUR, SKUA, SHEARWATER, PENGUIN, SWIFT, STRIKE
RUAHINE KAYAKS - http://www.ruahinekayaks.co.nz/
Check out our Accessories Pages here
Open on Saturday Mornings by appointment. Give us a call on 06 3268667
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
Touring in Southern Endeavour Double
Duck Shooting Package avaliable now
Kids at play
'NEW STRIKE RECREATION KAYAK"
Canoe Polo Makino Pool, Feilding
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
Buy a Q-Kayak Seakayak and receive a free copy of Fiordland and Beyond written by Max Grant - A Circumnavigation of the South Island of New Zealand by kayak.
Give us a call on Ph:06 3268667, Cell: 021 498 558 for a great deal
WE EXPORT TO...
Best on the market, we export our NZ made kayaks to Australia, Fiji, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Korea, Singapore, Japan, Bahrain, Scotland, Greenland & Beyond.
Popular Tour Companies using our kayaks
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/
2014 July - Tara also paddled 1200km around Canada's Vancouver Island, this time in an American Sea kayak.
2015 June- September - Tara completed her Arctic Circumnavigation. Check out her adventure here - http://svalbard.worldwildadventure.com/blog/
2016 June - Check out what Tara's doing now - kayaking around the Norweign coast. Follow her trip here - Norweign Expedition
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. This page will be updated soon.