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Rotorua Lakes Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) Scenic Tour

  • Great for novices: your guide can help you learn how to paddle-board
  • You won’t have to watch where you put your paddle in this small-group tour
  • Plenty of departure times: head out in the morning or the afternoon
Rotorua Lakes Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) Scenic Tour
From US$62.82
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12pm Departure
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9am Departure
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3pm Departure
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See the rolling hills and sprawling rainforest of the Rotorua Lakes region from the lakes themselves on this unique paddle-board tour. Paddle around Lake Tikitapu, Lake Tarawera or Lake Okareka – your guide chooses the best lake on the day. See ancient volcanoes, old Māori pa and impressive caves and forests without having to pack for a sweaty multi-day hike. When you get tired on the boards, swim in the lakes or explore the shoreline at your own speed.
What to Expect
Appreciate the convenience of a complimentary pick-up and return transfer from your central Rotorua accommodation or the Rotorua I site at 1167 Fenton Street, Rotorua. With tours departing 9am, 12pm or 3pm daily you have the option of choosing the best time to suite your needs. As you depart Rotorua a 15-20 minute informative drive begins during which time you will meet your small-group tour members and pass the Redwoods-Whakarewarewa Forest and beautiful Lake Tikitapu before arriving at your tour destination at either Lake Tarawera, Lake Tikitapu or Lake Okareka. The best lake location is chosen by your guide only hours before your tour based on the days weather conditions to ensure the best tour experience possible. Lake Tarawera provides stunning views of Mount Tarawera which is the site of New Zealand’s most recent large scale volcanic eruption which buried a local village in 1886. Lake Tikitapu offers incredibly blue waters for swimming and sun ray reflections and amazing tree fern scenery. Lake Okareka has hidden cave and rock formations perfect for exploration; it is also home to an old Maori Pa named Taumaihi. Knowledgable and expert stand-up paddle boarding guides ensure you will master stand-up paddle boarding quickly enabling you to experience all the lake has to offer during your one hour on the water tour. You will have the opportunity to swim, explore the shorelines, take photos of the scenery and test your skills on stand-up paddle board tricks before you reminisce the tour events on the 15-20 minute return transfer to Rotorua. All high quality paddle boarding equipment is provided however you are required to bring your preferred swimwear, warm swimwear such as a wetsuit or thermal clothing, snacks, water, sun protection and be ready and waiting for your pick-up 15 minutes before the departure time. It is recommended you bring a water proof camera and that you wear your swimwear underneath your clothing before pick-up.
Reviews (10)
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Reviewed 5 days ago
Perfect weather, perfect view and perfect tour!

Our guide Matt was amazing, very attentive and kind. He also knew a great deal about native plants and Maori culture. I can't swim but even that didn't stop me from enjoying the spectacular view of the lake. A must do when you're in Rotorua

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LeDHo
NevW18, Owner at Paddle Board Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Really glad you enjoyed your experience with us and thanks for recommending us as a must do. Happy Travels.

Reviewed 9 December 2018

If you every visit Rotorua and looking to do some activites, I would highly recommend you do it with these guys right here. We did SUPing in lake Tarawera and it was absolutely amazing. I have never paddled before and I was absolutely fine with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CDsouza12
NevW18, Owner at Paddle Board Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

You guys are so welcome. Glad you had an amazing experience and its great to be able to share some photos with you so you can remember the trip. See you next time !!

Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile
Epic Day on the water

Just returned from an amazing time out on the water with Nev. Lake Tarawera, and the scenery, definitely put it on, but none of that matters without an awesome guide! We are still buzzing from it all. Nev was great from the get go. Great...More

Thank Z2040ORmikeh
NevW18, Owner at Paddle Board Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2018

Thanks so much for reviewing us. Great to here you had an epic time.. you guys were awesome customers !!! we look forward to seeing you again

Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile
Paddle Boarding!

Matt picked us up early in the morning, took us to the lake and gave us all the necessary equipment to do SUP. He is very knowledgeable about NZ history and about landmarks around Rotorua. Definitely a great guide! It was a really nice experience...More

Thank GermanFTrelles
Nev W, Owner at Paddle Board Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2018

Hi thanks for reviewing us awesome to hear you had a really nice experience ! Look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 16 May 2018
A nice relaxing tour on Lake Tarawera

We had a great experience SUPing in Rotorua with Rotorua JetBoard Tours. Our guide, Matt, picked us up at the given time at the iSite in Rotorua. We were rushing because it took us some time to find non-metered parking nearby but otherwise it was...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank petbet
Nev W, Owner at Paddle Board Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Wow, thanks so much for your detailed review, we work hard to provide the best services and be the best guides we can. So good to hear you had a great experience with us.

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