Glowworm, Scenic and Adventure Kayak Tours


Scenic Lake Rotoiti Kayak Tour

Neighbouring the famous Lake Rotorua, our Scenic Lake Rotoiti Day tour offers you the chance to see one of New Zealand’s best kept secrets.

Paddle past the cascading native bush admiring the classic kiwi baches dotted along the cliffs and coves. Learn the myths and legends of the Maori people linked to the area while you explore the quiet lake and it’s abundance of birdlife. Soon you will arrive at our secret Glowworm cave on the edge of Lake Rotoiti. Then glide across the lake to the stunning Manupirua Hot Pools, which are only accessible by water. This gives you a chance to relax with the locals in the natural geo-thermal pools while you admire the beauty of your surroundings.

The tour is led by our professional guides.

$145 Per Adult
$90 Per Child (8-15years)

3.5-4 Hour Tour Length, 2.5 hour Paddling Time, Fitness Level 3/5,
Glowworms, Must be 5+ Years, Hot Pools Pass

Starlight/Gourmet Kayak Tour Rotorua
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Additional Information

Our guides will meet you at 41C Otaramarae Road, Okere Falls. We can provide you with transport from your central Rotorua accommodation for an additional cost of $30pp. This option can be added to your tour upon booking.

This kayak tour can operate in almost all weather conditions. Please read our tour Terms & Conditions & contact Waimarino if in doubt.

Minimum 2 clients required.

What to Bring

Warm, comfortable clothing
Casual footwear
Swimwear & Towel
Small change for shop (optional)

We Provide

Kayaking Equipment
Double Sea Kayaks
Buoyancy Aid
Water bottle & light snack
Dry Bags

Starlight Gourmet Kayak Tour

Paddle across the lake to the stunning Manupirua Hot Pools, which are only accessible by water. Here you will enjoy a freshly cooked BBQ dinner along with a delicious kiwi dessert. On the way to our hidden Glowworm cave you will see how Lake Rotoiti is magically transformed by the moon and the twinkling stars above.

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Starlight Kayak Tour

Experience an evening adventure kayaking out over one of New Zealand’s most stunning water ways, Lake Rotoiti. Take in the beautiful scenery, abundant birdlife, and learn the myths and legends linked to the area as you paddle towards the magical glow worm cave.

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