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About Paddle Board Rotorua
Paddle Board Rotorua are specialist paddle-boarding tour guides and one of the best activities to do in Rotorua. Owned and operated by passionate water-men, Matt Barnard and Nev Wilson, the company offers friendly yet professional service and deliver amazing guided tours on the Rotorua Lakes.
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Rotorua Glow Worm Kayaking Tour

As the sun sets over the Bay of Plenty, take a kayak into the hidden glow worm caves around the Rotorua Caves on this remarkable after-dark tour. Instead of trying to find your own way out to the caves, take a kayak across the lakes with a guide by your side who can help you navigate the tunnels and keep you on course. Marvel at the clusters of glowing bugs and the way they light up these underground rock formations.
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3 hours
from US$95.58

Rotorua Twilight Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour and Glow Worm Experience

Steer a stand-up paddleboard through a spectacular display of glow worms on a twilight tour of Lake Rotorua glow worm caves and rock formations. Paddling Lake Rotorua at dusk means the perfect light to see the glow worms at their sparkling, shining best, and you’ll watch the first stars appear over the lake as you return to shore.
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3 hours
from US$93.33

Rotorua Lakes Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) Scenic Tour

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.
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2 hours 30 minutes
from US$67.87

Steaming Cliffs Kayak

Active travelers who want to experience a combination of Rotorua’s best attractions will love this kayaking tour. While paddling a kayak around the beautiful shores of Lake Rotoiti, you’ll also get the chance to stop and bathe in natural outdoor hot springs. These are not a commonly known tourist attraction, and don’t get the same crowds as hot springs in central Rotorua. As numbers are limited to six on this tour, you can enjoy a peaceful wilderness-like experience.
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3 hours
from US$88.22

Pedal and Paddle Glow Worm Tour

Carpe noctem: seize the evening with this Rotorua tour, where you bounce through a forest in the afternoon, eat dinner in the coalescing twilight, and then paddle across a lake on stand up paddle boards to see some glow worm grottoes. This small group tour is a beautifully immersive experience, whether you’re going through the trees or over the water.
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270 to 330 minutes
from US$234.28
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Amck777 wrote a review Apr 2021
Wellington, New Zealand1 contribution
Awesome twilight kayaking tour to see glow worms. We did 4-5 caves and tunnels with lots of glow worms, great guide, lots of info, well paced. The experience was even more special as we had an almost full moon. Our kids are 9 & 11 and we all loved it. Recommended!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Deborah wrote a review Mar 2021
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What a magical night. Jonathan our guide was friendly, fun and very easy to hang out with. The night stars and the lights from the glow worms in the caves was dazzling and oh so memorable. My 11 year old son will never forget this. A definite must for a safe family adventure. Big thanks to Jonathon for an enjoyable evening. Deborah & Brody
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Abdelwahab M wrote a review Mar 2021
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the guide was so cool, had a very good time. Feeling the heat when u approach the cliffs was amazing
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Date of experience: March 2021
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AFR2014 wrote a review Mar 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand5 contributions
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.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Eddie J wrote a review Mar 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand21 contributions
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Loved this kayaking experience. Just the right duration - not too short, not too long. Felt like a real adventure, but also very safe. And we had an excellent guide. As for the Glow Worms - they get 5 stars too! Thoroughly recommended - this is a real New Zealand Experience!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from paddleboardrotorua, Owner at Paddle Board Rotorua
Responded 24 Mar 2021
Hi thanks so much for your review. Great feedback to hear
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