Lake Rotoiti Kayak & Thermal Pool

TRG-745 | Tauranga, New Zealand | See Special Notes

Min. age (years): 8 |

from $259.95 (AUD)*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:
  • Outdoor Adventure
You will see:

Strenuous Includes snack

Excursion Length:
Approx. 6.5 hours

Max. Group Size: 10

Tour Overview

You will be transported by coach on a scenic 45 minute drive to Lake Rotoiti to begin your kayaking adventure.

Upon arrival at Lake Rotoiti, join your highly trained and knowledgeable guide who will inform you about the area, as well as local Maori history and legends. As you paddle onto the lake you will view the beautiful expansive scenery & geothermal vents. Paddle past classic Kiwi baches (holiday homes) and abundant birdlife towards the hidden entrance of a cave. Once just inside the cave entrance, keep a look out to view the amazing glow-worms.

After exiting the cave, paddle across to the Manupirua thermal hot pools. These are natural thermal hot pools which are only accessible by water. Enjoy a well-earned break with a 30 min soak in the hot waters while taking in the breath-taking landscape of Rotoiti. During the tour, enjoy a classic kiwi packed lunch including a filled roll, biscuit, chocolate bar and bottle of water.

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Detailed itinerary

Depart from ship for scenic drive to Lake Rotoiti to tour put-in point

Travel time: 01:00 Transport type:Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):10
Walking distance (yards):50
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:Yes

Kayak gear and paddle briefing and launch into lake

Travel time: 00:45 Transport type:Other
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):10
Time at site:00:30
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes

Kayak on lake, go into glow-worm cave, soak in hot pools and picnic lunch

Travel time: 02:00 Transport type:other
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):10
Time at site:01:00
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:Yes
Free Time at Site (minutes):30
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes

Return to put-in point, depart for port of Tauranga

Travel time: 01:30 Transport type:other
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):10
Wheelchair accessible?:No

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes


There is no height or weight requirements but please note the physical and agility requirements.

No previous kayaking experience is required, but a good level of fitness and mobility is needed, as you will be paddling for two hours, sometimes in breezy conditions requiring sustained strenuous exertion. Due to these physical requirements, this tour is not suitable for less physically capable guests.

To make your day as enjoyable as possible, please wear swimwear under your clothes and bring a towel, sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses, and a dry change of clothes are also recommended. Shorts are the recommended attire for kayaking ? denim jeans are not suitable.

Participants must be a minimum of 8 years old.

Double kayaks are used on this tour.

Tour timings may vary due to the participation levels.

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

For information on walking distances and/or the number of steps at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Wheelchair Accessibility:

For information on wheelchair accessibility, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Camera/Video Restrictions:

For information on camera/video restrictions at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

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