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Lake Rotoiti

Lake Rotoiti: Our most recommended tours and activities

Lake Rotoiti & Hot Pools Guided Kayak

1. Lake Rotoiti & Hot Pools Guided Kayak

Combine a kayak tour with a soak in the spectacular Manupirua Springs Hot Pools on Lake Rotoiti whilst visiting Rotorua.  On arrival at the base, you'll be kitted up with paddling gear before a short drive to the lake. After a safety briefing, you'll paddle across the scenic Lake Rotoiti to an amazing spot only accessible by boat. Situated right on the lake edge there are a range of hot pools of varying temperatures, all fed from a natural hot spring. There is plenty of time to relax and enjoy the hot pools or swim in the lake before enjoying a leisurely return paddle. During your time on the lake, your guide will tell you some of the history of the area and discuss local Maori legends. You will also have the option of visiting a cave where you may be able to catch a glimpse of some glow-worms.

Lake Rotoiti: Guided Evening Kayak Tour and Hot Pools

2. Lake Rotoiti: Guided Evening Kayak Tour and Hot Pools

Go kayaking on Lake Rotoiti and marvel at the high mountain peaks which surround this beautiful lake. Take your kayak into a small cave and see the sparkles of glowworms light it up. Soak in the waters of Manupirua Hot Springs and finish up with a nighttime paddle across the lake. Meet your guide and paddle your kayak out onto the lake. Then, take in the amazing scenery on the way to Glowworm Cave. Enter this tiny cavern by kayak and see the cave illuminated naturally by glowworms. Next, glide across the lake over to the amazing Manupiraua Hot Pools, only accessible by water. Soak in the amazing mineral hot pools in this geothermal paradise. After this, go kayaking over the lake at night and gaze at the bright stars in the night sky. Finally, end your adventure at the starting point.

Rotorua: Explore The Lakes Half-Day Morning Tour

3. Rotorua: Explore The Lakes Half-Day Morning Tour

Immerse yourself in New Zealand's natural beauty on a morning tour from Rotorua to the lake district. See Hamurana Springs, Kaiutuna River, Okere and Tutea waterfalls, and explore a cave. Get great photos of the Green and Blue Lake and mighty Mount Tarawera on this half-day tour. Begin your day discovering the beauty of New Zealand's North Island with a visit to Hamurana Springs. Here, enjoy a walk to the largest freshwater spring on the island where 4.5 million liters per hour of crystal clear waters are laced with shades of turquoise, jade, and emerald in a tranquil setting of towering Redwood trees. Your next stop is the Kaituna River for a walk through the Native New Zealand forest with scenic lookouts overlooking the river. See the flowing waters of Okere Falls and Tutea Falls before descending Hinemoa's steps to the caves to experience the awesome power of nature. Continue your half-day tour toward the site of NZ's most recent volcanic eruption at Tarawera. Take in the stunning views of the Blue and Green Lakes, two lakes that sit side by side. There is plenty of time to enjoy the peaceful surroundings and take amazing photos of the colorful location. Finish your tour with magnificent views of Mount Tarawera and Lake Tarawera as you return to Rotorua.

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