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.

Check out our New "Accessories" Pages here

We sell Thule Roofracks by order. 

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
  • 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

Check out our NEW Composite Seakayak

The Sea Hawk has been designed to go fast and still give plenty of stability in rough conditions. It's long and straight hull with a high cutting bow allow the kayak to slice through waves and maintain a constant forward speed, especially when loaded with gear. Fully constructed of carbon/ kevlar throughout this model weighs only 22 kg's. The Sea Hawk has a lower deck profile, a one size "fits all" seat. Other features include: Comfortable Seat, new paddle rescue system, foreward deck paddle holder and a more roomy cockpit area for your legs. The Sea Hawk gives maximum stability in the open sea and handles the wind and surf like a breeze.

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

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


Best on the market, we export our NZ made kayaks to Australia, Fiji, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, Bahrain, Scotland, Greenland & Beyond.

Who's 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 - Congratulations to Tara as she has just completed her Arctic Circumnavigation. For updates check here - http://svalbard.worldwildadventure.com/blog/  

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.


Other companies using our kayaks - 

Auckland Sea Kayaks watch our Seakayaks in action here - http://youtu.be/G077MKGbm8I

Southern Discoveries, Milford Sound check our Kiwi kayak's out - http://youtu.be/CmsNlCXyC5Q

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