Glow Worm Kayaking & Thermal Hot Pool

6.5 hours | Tauranga | T R G - 7 4 5
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Min. age: 8 years (See special notes)
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Includes meal, Strenuous activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

WHAT YOU VISIT
Lake Rotoiti
Surrounded by beech trees and the Saint Arnaud Range mountain range, the 269-foot-deep lake is renowned as one of the most beautiful lakes in the region. Upon arrival, your highly trained and knowledgeable guide will share the myths and legends of the local Maori people as you paddle onto the lake. Revel in the beautiful expansive scenery, geothermal vents, native bush, Kiwi baches (holiday homes) and abundant birdlife towards the hidden entrance of a cave that's filled with glittering glow worms. Once you exit the cave you'll glide across to the lake's edge and step out of your kayak and into the Manupirua thermal hot pools for a well-earned break. Then, you'll have 30 minutes to relax in the soothing hot pools of varying temperatures all fed from a natural hot spring.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
Admire the beauty of your surroundings while paddling across the mirror-calm waters of Lake Rotoiti.

LUNCH
Refresh with a lunch that includes a sandwich (ham and salad, chicken and salad or vegetarian/gluten (free on request); muffin (variety of flavors to choose from) chocolate bar and bottle of water.

WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
The scenic 45-minute drive to Lake Rotoiti takes you through the quiet countryside.

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.

In the event of adverse weather conditions on Lake Rotoiti, for guests' safety and comfort an alternative location will be used. The alternative location does not include the glow worm cave.

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.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

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

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
10
Travel time:
01:00
Walking distance:
50
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Kayak gear and paddle briefing and launch into lake

Transport type:
Other
Transport Capacity:
10
Travel time:
00:45
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

Transport type:
other
Transport Capacity:
10
Travel time:
02:00
Time at site:
01:00
Free time at site:
30
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

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

Transport type:
other
Transport Capacity:
10
Travel time:
01:30
Wheelchair accessible:
No