Lake Rotoiti Evening Kayak Tour Including Hot Springs, Glowworm Caves And BBQ Dinner - Rotorua

From USD 115.59
Per Person
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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    3:30pm Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Tour departs from Rotorua hotels, OR, Hangar 14 S, Rotorua Airport, 837 Te Ngae, Rotorua
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 10  - 10:30pm
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


Spend a memorable evening on a kayak tour of Lake Rotoiti with an expert guide. Visit natural hot springs and glowworm caves, and enjoy plenty of time for a relaxing soak, swim, and barbecue dinner. After your meal, paddle into lakeside caves to see glowworms and Koura - crayfish, and take in the sunset as you wrap up your kayak tour.


  • Instant Confirmation
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

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 youre ready, grab your gear and head to the launch site at nearby Lake Rotoiti.

Follow your guide as you paddle at a leisurely pace across the picturesque Lake Rotoiti, gliding past holiday homes that dot the lakeshore. Hear the history of the area from your knowledgeable guide, including local Maori legends, and facts about native plant life such as the Pohutukawa, aka New Zealand's version of the Christmas tree.

Within an hour or so, arrive at a lakeside spot that features natural hot springs! The thermal waters feed into several hot pools of varying temperatures. Enjoy more than two hours to relax here, soaking weary muscles in the hot springs and swimming in the lake. Then tuck into a picnic barbecue dinner that might include steak, gourmet sausages, a choice of salads, and a cheesecake dessert.

As evening starts to fall, return to your kayak and paddle to a cave that is accessible only by boat. Inside, take in the surreal beauty of hundreds of glowworms shimmering on the walls around you.

Continue paddling about 25 minutes to a second cave where koura, small freshwater crayfish, are often spotted. Spend about 15 minutes in this cave, then hit the homestretch of your kayak trip with a 20-minute paddle back to the boat launch. Head back to headquarters where you can change into dry clothing. You are returned to your Rotorua hotel after a magical evening on Lake Rotoiti.


  • Kiwi BBQ dinner
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Hot pools entrance fees
  • All specialist equipment
  • Full training
  • Use of Kayak rental


  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Towels can be hired for NZ$2.00 per person

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Not recommended for pregnant women

Not wheelchair accessible

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

Please bring swimwear, shorts and a towel

Maximum of 20 people

Minimum age is 5 years

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