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Scenic Lake Rotoiti Kayak Tour - Rotorua

Discover the very best of Lake Rotoiti with this incredible Hot Pool and Glow Worm Kayak Tour Combo!

Highlights

  • Discover glow worm caves from your kayak
  • Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Lake Rotoiti
  • Learn about Maori myths and legends
  • Relax in the Manupirua Thermal Hot Pools

 

Discover the very best of Lake Rotoiti with this incredible Hot Pool and Glow Worm Kayak Tour Combo!

After a short safety briefing, you’ll take to the calm waters of the beautiful Lake Rotoiti in your sea kayak and begin your adventure on this fully guided tour.

Soak up the scenery as you paddle past pristine native bush and get up close and personal to the areas abundant birdlife.

After some paddling, you can relax your mind, body and soul in the healing waters of Manupirua Thermal Hot Pools which are only accessible by the water.

Enjoy learning about the myths and legends of the Maori people of Lake Rotoiti from your knowledgeable and friendly guides.

On our way back, enter the glow worm cave on your kayak and paddle into a glistening natural wonderland where glow worms twinkle around you. A truly magical experience and must do New Zealand attraction.

Totally unique to New Zealand, and around the world, this little haven of paradise showcases the true beauty of mother nature.

 

Come and experience for yourself the magic of NZ’s only scenic lake and glow worm cave kayak tour.

 

Duration: 3.5 Hours with 2 hours kayaking time

Standard departure time is 8.30am HOWEVER this is subject to change depending on weather forecasts.

We also depart in the afternoon between 1.30-3.30pm. Confirmation of time for the afternoon departure will be emailed.

 

Adult $135.00
Child $90.00

What's included

  • Double sea kayak and all equipment
  • Water bottle and light snack
  • Dry bag for your belongings
  • Hot Pool admission

Duration

  • Allow approximately 4 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Our guides will meet you at Okere Falls Store, 757A State Highway 33, Okere Falls 3074 (15 minutes north of Rotorua) then you will follow them 3km to the launch site.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • We can provide you with transport from Fenton Street I-site, Rotorua for an additional cost of $30pp. This option can be added to your tour upon booking.

Available Bookings from January 23 to January 29

Change Dates

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6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$90.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$90.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$90.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$90.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$90.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$90.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$90.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$90.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$90.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$90.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$90.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.5

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Lesmaleeeee from United Kingdom wrote on 30 January 2018

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Loved the hot pools, caves a let down!

Kayaking & Hot pools were fantastic but the glow worm caves did not reflect the advertising in the booking, so disappointed in this... the kayak was just pushed into a tiny cave at the edge of the lake for a few minutes to be able to see the glow worms. It was great to see them but expected so much more in terms of exploring the caves.

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Ailsa from New Zealand wrote on 13 October 2019

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Brilliant time even in rain

Went with our 2 boys aged 7 & 9. They loved it ( even if it meant parents had to do a lot of the paddling ;) ) A bit of rain at beginning but soon disappeared and amazing view into glow worm cave. Hot pools were a treat ! I would totally recommend

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DEBRA JONCKERS from United Kingdom wrote on 08 April 2019

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Kayak tour and glow worm cave

Great guide in Josh - entertaining and knowledgeable. A great few hours on the water, highly recommended!

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From Scenic Lake Rotoiti Kayak Tour - Rotorua

Thanks for your great review. Your regards will be passed onto Josh :)

Margaret from New Zealand wrote on 16 July 2018

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its alright

It was a good kayaking experience with friendly staff. However, perhaps back luck, we were placed in a faulty kayak that kept steering right and had fallen far behind the group because of it. I would recommend that if it's raining to not bring your glasses along or secure them well (I lost mine)q. The glowworm caves are terrible small that it 'snuggly' fits one kayak in the cave to look around. The wonderful staff and the hotpools did make up for the poop experience at the beginning.

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Amber from Canada wrote on 09 February 2019

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Great Kayak Tour

Excellent experience, the guide (Rosa) really engaged with the clients and made the experience very personal! I would choose this tour if you're more keen for the kayaking and hot pools aspect as the cave is underwhelming compared to other locations but still very cool. The kayaks and equipment were in great condition, the paddles are feathered so easier to use if you have experience paddling.

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From Scenic Lake Rotoiti Kayak Tour - Rotorua

Hi Amber, thanks very much for taking time to write this review. it is glad to hear that you had a fun time at Lake Rotoiti. enjoy your trip in New Zealand and hopefully we will see you again next time. :) many thanks, Claire

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