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  1. New Zealand
  2. Bay of Plenty Region
  3. Rotorua

Rotorua: Lake Rotoiti Glow Worm Kayak Tour & Hot Pools

Product ID: 106480
Enjoy a 3.5-hour kayaking adventure on Lake Rotoiti and explore an enchanting glow worm cave before relaxing in the Manupirua Thermal Hot Pools.
About this activity
Duration: 3.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, German
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy a fully guided kayak tour upon Lake Rotoiti
  • Explore an enchanting glow worm cave
  • Relax in natural thermal hot pools
  • Learn about the myths and legends of the Maori people
Full description
Enjoy a fully guided kayak tour, the Manupirua Thermal Hot Pools and see a magical glow worm cave on this 3.5-hour tour in Rotorua.

Your experienced kayak guide will prepare and brief you on how to kayak effectively before launching you onto Lake Rotoiti. Enjoy approximately 2 hours paddling through the lush native bush, exploring the lake's quiet periphery, watching the abundant birdlife and hearing about the myths and legends of the Maori people linked to Lake Rotoiti before exploring an enchanting, hidden cave and seeing its fascinating residents - glow worms!

After your scenic kayak tour, kick back and relax in the Manupirua Thermal Hot Pools.
  • 2 hours kayaking on the water
  • All kayaking equipment (kayaks, paddles, fleeces, life jackets, spray decks)
  • Chocolate bar and water bottle
  • Entry to Manupirua Thermal Hot Pools
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Okere Falls Cafe, 757 State Highway 33, Rotorua 3074, New Zealand

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Important information
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
Know before you go
• Moderate fitness required (sometimes continuous exertion is needed for periods of approximately 1 hour)
• This tour can operate in almost all weather conditions
• What to bring: swimwear, towel, sunscreen, sunhat, sunglasses, camera
• Wear comfortable, light, warm clothing and bring a fleece top or similar for additional warmth
• Participants are advised to avoid wearing denim jeans
Customer reviews
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One of the best days of our trip! Had a really great guide, Jono, that guided us on our kayaks across Rotoiti lake to the glow worm caves then to the hot pools. Be prepared to do a lot of kayaking but worth the reward at the hot pools! Would recommend this adventure!

January 21, 2020

Really awesome experience!! Would definitely do it again!!

October 27, 2019

Coole tour und super guide

December 7, 2019

Organized by

Waimarino Ltd

Product ID: 106480