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Steaming Cliffs Kayak provided by Paddle Board Rotorua

Steaming Cliffs Kayak
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Last updated: 18 Jun 2021
A note from Steaming Cliffs Kayak
Staff and customers are required to follow the New Zealand Ministry of Health Guidelines relevant to the Alert Levels in New Zealand as advised by the New Zealand government.
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Explore the amazing scenery of Lake Rotomahana on this spectacular guided kayaking tour. Watch the steam rise from the steaming cliffs as you are immersed in the wonders of worlds youngest geothermal system. Along the way you will learn the story of this incredible valley as you paddle your way past geothermal features only found in this beautiful part of New Zealand. This tour is simply incredible and is exclusive to Paddle Board Rotorua thanks to Waimangu Volcanic Valley. All kayaking equipment is provided however you are required to wear appropriate kayaking clothing.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 63701P5
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
All kayaking and safety equipment • Steaming Cliffs Kayak • Viewing of unique Geothermal Wonders • Kayaking Footwear
Exclusions
Lunch • Kayaking clothing (customer to wear)
Duration
3h
Departure details
Waimangu Volcanic Valley, 587 Waimangu Road, Rotorua 3043, New Zealand Please meet your guide in the carpark at the cafe/entrance to Waimangu Volcanic Valley.
Inclusions
All kayaking and safety equipment • Steaming Cliffs Kayak • Viewing of unique Geothermal Wonders • Kayaking Footwear
Exclusions
Lunch • Kayaking clothing (customer to wear)
Departure details
Waimangu Volcanic Valley, 587 Waimangu Road, Rotorua 3043, New Zealand Please meet your guide in the carpark at the cafe/entrance to Waimangu Volcanic Valley.
Duration
3h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
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Abdelwahab M
1 contribution
amazing lake & cliffs
Mar 2021
the guide was so cool, had a very good time. Feeling the heat when u approach the cliffs was amazing
Written 28 March 2021
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paddleboardrotorua
Hey thanks for this review we really enjoyed having you with us
Written 18 June 2021
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AFR2014
Christchurch, New Zealand5 contributions
UNIQUE AND VERY SPECIAL
Mar 2021
Jonathon was a superb guide - friendly , helpful, courteous, careful and attentive. We had a beautiful morning out on the lake and thoroughly enjoyed our Steaming Cliffs experience. Really recommend this tour - the kayaks were very well balanced and extremely easy to paddle. Anyone could enjoy this tour. I would also like to add that we also found the coach driver super friendly too and his commentary on our way up the hill later was very interesting.
Written 27 March 2021
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paddleboardrotorua
Hi thanks so much for taking the time to review us so glad to hear this great feedback. Happy travels
Written 18 June 2021
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Leanne Gale
Rotorua, New Zealand1 contribution
SO MUCH FUN!
Feb 2021
Amazing experience with super fun and informative guides , Ideal for families and individuals. Two of our children came along aged 15 and 11 and they both thoroughly enjoyed this trip too! Recommend to anyone wanting to see and experience another unique part of NZ. Can't wait to experience another great tour with these guys!
Written 6 March 2021
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paddleboardrotorua
Hi Leanne thanks so much for taking time to review us. Thanks for the feedback. See you again soon.
Written 7 March 2021
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Hoopster3118
Papamoa, New Zealand64 contributions
Awesome geothermal experience - truly accessible for all
Jan 2021
Felt very privileged to be one of the first groups to go on the Steaming Cliffs Kayak Tour - Nev and his guides are wonderful humans, who genuinely love and care for their guests. My husband is in a wheelchair so going on a kayak tour isn't quite that straightforward - but they made it easy on so many different levels. So that was fantastic........the tour itself is great, getting to see nature and geothermal activity up close. I would highly recommend doing any of their tours, and we'll be back to do the glow-worms.....
Written 2 February 2021
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paddleboardrotorua
Hi thanks so much for taking the time to review. We are glad you had a great time and we look forward to seeing you again.
Written 7 March 2021
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Sarah
1 contribution
Out of this world.
Jan 2021 • Couples
What a unique experience. We felt very lucky to be able to get so close to the steaming cliffs. It felt like we were in a different world. We love kayaking but this took it to another level. Thank you to our friendly guide Jonathon.
Written 12 January 2021
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paddleboardrotorua
Hi Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. Glad you had a great time with us.
Written 24 January 2021
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C. Evans
1 contribution
Unique
Jan 2021 • Family
Such a unique experience to share with my kids. Very cool to be able to hear the bubbling and gurgling of geothermal activity all from a safe distance in kayaks. Nev and Jonathon were friendly, professional and good company. Great to be a tourist in our own country.
Written 2 January 2021
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paddleboardrotorua
Hi thanks so much for taking the time to review us so great to hear this feedback thanks.
Written 5 January 2021
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Grant
2 contributions
You have to do this!
Jan 2021
I have wanted to kayak Lake Rotomahana for a long time and now these guys make it possible. Brilliant trip and i can highly recommend!
Written 2 January 2021
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paddleboardrotorua
Hi thanks so much for taking the time to review us. This is a very special trip and glad that you had a brilliant time with us.
Written 5 January 2021
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Jay
3 contributions
Exceptional kayak tour!
Dec 2020 • Couples
Amazing experience from start to finish! Very glad we chose to do the steaming cliffs tour at Lake Rotomahana with Paddleboard Rotorua. Our guide Nev was very friendly, patient, and informative - we were newbie kayakers but he made sure we were always comfortable and able to enjoy all the views, which really exceeded our expectations! The pick up service was great too, comfy and clean van and enjoyable ride to the lake. Looking forward to doing another tour with these guys already! Thanks a lot!!
Written 31 December 2020
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paddleboardrotorua
Hey thanks so much for this review. So stoked to have you out there on the lake on this amazing new Steaming Cliffs Kayak tour we are lucky enough to operate.
Written 1 January 2021
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Paddle Board Rotorua
W4351DZsarahk
W4351DZsarahk
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having a understandable instructor her name was jess
that i was able to see heaps of glow worms inside the caves and i apricated the instructor been so understandable o
Arliah123
Arliah123
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Amazing guide and tour
We had a great experience kayaking to the caves and Jonathan was an amazing guide!! 100% recommended!!
Page356
Page356
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Unbelievably beautiful
We made a last minute reservation to go kayaking at night and it was so worth it! We were really lucky with such a
Chufina
Chufina
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Amazing experience
This tour was recommended by a friend and boy was she right! I was a bit worried about it being too cold but we had
Amck777
Amck777
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Awesome
Awesome twilight kayaking tour to see glow worms. We did 4-5 caves and tunnels with lots of glow worms, great guide
TheLittleRoom
TheLittleRoom
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Magical, memorable evening
What a magical night. Jonathan our guide was friendly, fun and very easy to hang out with. The night stars and the
38eddiej
38eddiej
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Pure NZ
Loved this kayaking experience. Just the right duration - not too short, not too long. Felt like a real adventure,
DebbieF2225
DebbieF2225
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My favourite experience of our honeymoon!
Jonathan made this a night to remember...his enthusiasm for the local environment and the way he conducted himself
DebbieF2225
DebbieF2225
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10\10 best activity ever!
My husband and I were the only ones on our particular evening so got to enjoy the serenity and beauty of the lake a
kimbo7777
kimbo7777
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Tranquility
This trip was amazing. The lake at twilight was super flat, no wind, warm and beautiful. We were in good hands with
wildandfree97
wildandfree97
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Breathtaking,
Amazing experience, the guide made it so fun and entertaining giving us his knowledge on the glow worms and just an
allysonc344
allysonc344
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The best way to see a sunset
We had a magical evening on the water. It was so calm, the glow worms were so bright, the stars were shining and it
JulietF46
JulietF46
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Great kiwi experience
Everything. it was great. I was concerned i would tip us off the kayak but the staff were helpful and professional.
SimonGriggs88
SimonGriggs88
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The actual best!
This is possibly one of the best experiences I have had in NZ as an NZ'er! The guide was awesome and informative an
miriammajor
miriammajor
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Amazing experience A++++
Thank you for an awsome night. Such a great activity that everyone from the youngest at 9years and oldest at 65yrs
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