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Lake Rotoiti Guided Hot Pools Kayak Trip

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    What to Expect
    After pickup at your hotel in Rotorua, travel about 20 minutes to the kayaking headquarters where your expert guide provides a safety talk and paddle instructions. Once you’re ready, grab your gear and head to the launch site at nearby Lake Rotoiti.

    Join us for a guided Kayak trip to the spectacular Manupirua Springs Hot Pools on Lake Rotoiti.

    After a safety briefing we paddle across scenic Lake Rotoiti to this 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.

    Paddling time is usually around 1 hour each way. There is plenty of time to relax and enjoy the hot pools or swim in the lake before enjoying a leisurely return paddle.

    During the paddle your guide will tell you some of the history of the area and some local Maori legend’s, we also have the option of visiting a cave where you may be able to glimpse a couple of glow worms.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    River Rats Raft & Kayak, 837 Te Ngae Rd, Owhata, Rotorua 3074, New Zealand

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up from central Rotorua commercial accomodation or the I-Site information approximately half an hour before the trip if required
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • All specialist equipment
    • Full training
    • Use of Kayak rental
    • Department of Conservation concession fees
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
    • Towels can be hired for NZ$2.00 per person
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Please bring swimwear, shorts and a towel
    • Maximum of 20 people
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 19 January 2019 via mobile

    As a strictly indoors family I was a little hesitant at the start having never kayaked before, neither had my daughters. But with Rachael's expert guidance, experience and good sense of humour we had a fantastic night, managing the kayaking just fine in rougher than...More

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    Reviewed 29 January 2018

    There were several mix-ups regarding our reservation, but that didn't affect our incredible time with the River Rats. The owner ended up taking our family of 7 back early because we were placed in the wrong group. The two guides were so insightful and knowledgable...More

    Date of experience: January 2018
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    RiverRatNZ, Owner at River Rats Raft & Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

    Thank you for taking the time to place a review. I am sorry for the confusion around the trip timing. Your agent booked you for the start time for our evening trip but gave you the timing for our day trip which is shorter and...More

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    Key Details
    • River Rats Raft & Kayak
    • Duration: 5h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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