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Tarawera Trail - Water Taxi

Join Lake Tarawera Water Taxi for an exciting water taxi journey to the incredible Tarawera Trail – A newly opened trail which showcases a unique slice of natural New Zealand.

Highlights

  • Magnificent views of Lake Tarawera
  • Take a dip at Hot Water Beach, a geothermal wonderland on the lake edge
  • Enjoy a stop at Hawaiki Bay with lake access and a picnic area with toilet facilities
  • Home of the Tuhourangi and Ngati Rangitihi people, the lake is steeped in history
  • Pass the lakes historic sites and past settlements
  • Sense the presence of Mt.Tawarewa, which spectacularly erupted in 1886
  • Enjoy being amongst the spring-fed streams, rata and pohutakawa trees and giant manuka ferns
  • Take in the breath taking views of Lake Rotomahana and the inlets of Lake Tarawera
  • Relax on the isolated beaches or take a dip in their crystal clear waters

Join Lake Tarawera Water Taxi for an exciting water taxi journey to the incredible Tarawera Trail – A newly opened trail which showcases a unique slice of natural New Zealand.

We offer the only dedicated water taxi service at the lake and pick walkers up from Hot Water Beach for a boat ride back to Punaromia – The Landing at Kotukuhutu Bay – A relaxing way to end your walk on one of the country’s best trails.

Adult $28.00
Child $20.00

What's included

  • Return water taxi
  • Complimentary shuttle

Notes

  • Departure Point: From Hot Water Beach, Te Rata Bay, on the southern arm of Lake Tarawera. Journey ends at The Landing, Kotukutuku Bay

    Trail Information: The trail takes most people between 4 and 5 hours to walk and has signage throughout

  • Your complimentary shuttle leaves the Trail Car park at 8.45am to The Landing to meet the Water Taxi departing at 9.00am. Your complimentary shuttle departs The Landing at 4.00pm to The Tarawera Trail Car Park, for the driver of your vehicle only. Your Driver will then return to pick up your remaining passengers. Seats in this free service is limited, so please check availability by phoning 07 362 8080

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Kylie Apperley from New Zealand wrote on 25 March 2019

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Great experience on the water taxi and great service. There was a confusion whether morning or afternoon passes had been purchased.

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Pamela Moore from New Zealand wrote on 11 February 2020

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Tarawera water taxi ride-

It was easy to book and the staff were friendly and helpful. The short history talk was worthwhile though a little hard to hear the detail. The answers to the questions from our group were enlightening even for locals amongst us.

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Abby O'Sullivan from New Zealand wrote on 27 October 2019

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Great, reliable and friendly service

Really liked my recent trip over Lake Tarawera from the Landing to Hot Water Beach. They were on time, really friendly and informative on the trip. Would recommend their service to anyone.

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Liz Macaskill from New Zealand wrote on 09 September 2019

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Informative, Friendly and Funny

Thanks for an awesome experience guys. I loved listening to the local stories. The friendly chit chat in the shuttle and informative session on the water taxi was much appreciated. Would totally recommend walking the Tarawera Trail using the Water Taxi to everyone.

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Alison Griffin from United Kingdom wrote on 19 April 2019

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Brilliant experience

Had an amazing time and learned about the beautiful history along the way. Highly recommended!

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