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3.5-Hour Guided Kayak Tour of Lake Rotoiti with Manupirua Hot Pools Entry

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Jump aboard a kayak and sail through the pristine waters of Lake Rotoiti admiring the surrounding scenic beauty. Learn about the unique glowworm caves from your guide, and take a dip in the relaxing natural hot pools.


  • Navigate the waters of lake Rotoiti on a kayak tour, and take a dip in the soothing geothermal hot pools.

  • With the safety and kayaking equipment provided on-site, get ready to float on Lake Rotoiti aboard your kayak with your guide leading the way.

  • Marvel at the sight of holiday houses lining the cliffs, and munch on a light snack as you learn about the Maoris from your guide.

  • Sail along the lakeside to find dark caves lit up with the gentle glimmer of glowworms.

  • Admire the picturesque scenery of Lake Rotoiti as you take a refreshing dip in the waters of the Manupirua natural hot pools.

  • Fun fact: Glowworms dislike being touched, and will turn off their lights and stop glowing. Rob them off their peace and they rob you off your experience!


  • 3.5-hour guided kayak tour of Lake Rotoiti

  • 2-hour paddle time

  • Expert guide

  • Manupirua hot pool entry ticket

  • Kayaking and safety equipment

  • Light snack & water bottle

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

If you like some adventure sprinkled in a serene tour, escape into nature aboard a kayak at Lake Rotoiti. On this 3.5-hr guided tour, catch glimpses of some of New Zealand’s secret sights nestled in the lake.

Paddle Away on your Kayak Tour

Put on your kayaking and safety gear provided on-site, and start paddling along the pristine waters as you board your kayak. Soak in the marvelous panoramas of imposing mountains, rugged coves, and kiwi holiday houses or bachs scattered across cliffs.

The Illuminated Glowworm Caves

Get ready to be amazed as you reach the mysterious dark caves at the edge of Lake Rotoiti, with a faint light emitting from them. As you sail along the caves, you will realize that this light comes from the hundreds of glowworms in the cave, their warm glow illuminating your path. Your knowledgeable guide will enlighten you with facts about their interesting life span. Dig into some snacks, and get an insight into the fascinating culture of the Maoris and the area’s abundant birdlife, with possible sightings of black swans, cormorants, and more.

Relaxing Hot Pools at your Service!

Next, head to the Manupirua hot pools, brimming with bubbling geothermal waters. Step into the comfortable warmth of the waters and let your muscles relax after the long kayaking trip. Unwind like never before as you take a dip in the pools while enjoying the gorgeous scenery of Lake Rotoiti.

Important Information

  • Bring along your sunscreen, hat, towel, and bathing suit.

  • It's recommended to wear appropriate and comfortable clothing.


  • This tour can accommodate a maximum of 20 people in 1 group.

  • To book this experience, you must book tickets for a minimum of 2 guests.

  • The experience is restricted for guests aged 8 and under.

  • The experience is not accessible for wheelchair users.

  • Guests should have a moderate physical fitness level to participate in this tour.

  • Cruise ship passengers are not recommended to participate in this tour due to the route.

  • Departure time of the tour is subject to change due to the scheduled arrivals of cruise ships.


The operating hours are subject to change. Please check the calendar to see the operating hours on your intended day of visit.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display your mobile voucher along with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive well in advance before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at 41C Otaramarae Road.

  • Address: 41C Otaramarae Road, Okere Falls 3074, New Zealand.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Car

  • Take route State Highway 33 and drive onto the Otaramarae Road to arrive at the meeting point.
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