Rotorua Daytime Scenic Lake Rotoiti Kayak Tour

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Highlights & inclusions

3.5 hour scenic kayak tour
Natural thermal hot pools
See the beautiful glow worms
Abundance of native flora and fauna
All kayaking and safety equipment
Locally produced refreshments
or 4 payments of $39.10 with more info
Free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to experience

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Thu, Jul 18, 2024

What you can expect

On this adventure you'll discover two of New Zealand's best hidden attractions in one incredible tour. Hop into a kayak and gently paddle along the beautiful Lake Rotoiti that neighbours the famous Lake Rotorua. Explore the quiet lake's edge dotted with cascading native bush, abundant birdlife and classic kiwi holiday homes before reaching a hidden glow worm cave.

Prepare to be captivated by thousands of glow worms that light up the cave roof like a starry night's sky. Continue on to the Manupirua Hot Pools which are only accessible by water and sit overlooking the lake. Here you will pull in for a relaxing soak in the geo-thermal pools while admiring the beauty of your surroundings. Be sure to add this one to your must do list when you visit New Zealand.


What you need to know

  • Guided kayak tour
  • Entry to Manupirua Hot Pools
  • Light snack and water bottle
  • Dry bag for camera
  • Pick up/drop off vehicle transfers are available from & to your accommodation to Waimarino and/or the activity launch site. Vehicle transfers from & to your accommodation in Tauranga, Mount Maunganui are $30 per person. Once you have received your voucher from us, please call the tour operator to arrange your pick up if you wish (Tour operator details will be printed on your voucher). Transfer fees are payable on the day
  • Scenic kayak tour to a glow worm cave
  • Relax and unwind in natural thermal hot pools
  • Discover an abundance of native flora and fauna
  • Seasonal
  • Available seven days a week
  • Please meet at Okere Falls Store/Café, 757 State Highway 33, Rotorua.
  • Tour departure time are 8:30am and 1:30pm.
  • This experience is 3.5 hours in duration
  • Kayaking tour is approximately two hours in duration
What To Bring
  • Warm comfortable clothing
  • Casual footwear
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
Additional Information
  • Minimum age is 8 years old
  • Two person minimum for all kayak tours to operate
  • Waimarino reserves the right to cancel the tour on the day, due to weather or any safety concerns. If this is done, the tour will be postponed or a full refund will be made
Cancellation Policy
  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control. We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Need help?

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  • Help code: D2B-6499
  • This experience is supplied by Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour from Tauranga including Wine Tasting


Our Promise

  • We are committed to sustainability
  • We have an approved Science Based Target
  • We use third party verified standards
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