Guided Kayak Tour to Manupirua Hot Pools & Glowworm Caves

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Duration: 6h
Location: Manupirua Springs, Rotorua, New Zealand | Rotorua, New Zealand

Category: Cruises & Water Tour

Leisurely 2-hour kayak paddle across Lake Rotoiti & Rotorua
Chance to take a break & luxuriate in the soothing Manapirua pools
Lakefront site with 6 hot springs of varying temperatures
Guide prepares a barbecue dinner & shares Maori legends
Sunset paddle to the lake's mystical, hidden glowworm caves

Guided kayaking tour of Lake Rotoiti and the glowworm caves
Admission to the Manupirua Hot Springs
Brief orientation
All necessary kayaking equipment
Roundtrip transportation to and from your central Rotorua hotel


Stunning geothermal features, dense forest, and a lake shrouded in Maori legend make Rotorua a dream destination for outdoor explorers. On this kayak tour, paddle across Lake Rotoiti to a hidden hot spring. Enjoy a barbecue dinner before drifting through a grotto filled with glimmering glowworms.

You guide picks you up at your hotel and drives you 20 minutes to your launch site on Lake Rotorua. After a quick safety briefing and a lesson in paddling technique, you're ready to climb into your kayak and set out across the waters, paddling for about an hour through the Ohau Channel and into Lake Rotoiti. As you cruise, your guide shares some of the Maori myths that surround the area and its geothermal marvels.

Rotorua's gurgling mud pots and sky-high geysers put this region's dramatic thermic activity on impressive display, but the underground turmoil also creates some of the most peaceful and serene natural wonders around. As you approach the lake's southern shore, steam rises from the naturally fed springs of mystical Manupirua. Pull up to the beach and spend some time soaking in the 6 different pools of varying temperatures. While you take a break, your guide prepares a delicious barbecue meal to enjoy before you continue on.

When the sun begins to set, take off for the second leg of your kayak tour, paddling into quiet coves along the water's edge until you reach the hidden glowworm cave. Take in the magical spectacle of these luminescent creatures, scattered across the cavernous ceiling like shimmering constellations, before making your way back to shore for the return drive to your hotel.

Cancellation Policy: 72 hours
Know before you book: Children are allowed to sit in the front of a double kayak with an adult paddling, as long as they have the patience to sit for the duration of the tour., You must be able to swim on your own and kayak at a leisurely pace for 2 hours., Pickup is 30 minutes prior to your booked tour start time.

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