Spend Summer on Rotorua’s Lakes

Summer in Rotorua - Water activities
Spend Summer on Rotorua’s Lakes

Rotorua has 17 lakes within 20 minutes of the city centre, so it’s no surprise that you can spend your Rotorua holiday enjoying the water. We’ve picked 3 uniquely Rotorua ways to enjoy the water this summer.

Rotorua Paddle Tours

Rotorua Paddle Tours combines the grace of surfing and the power of paddling to give you the most fun you can have on the water. Rotorua Paddle Tours offers 3 different tours, that take you through the “Blue Lake” or from the Ohau Channel to Okere Falls. It’s the most stunning, and exciting way to see Rotorua’s beautiful scenery and stunning coloured water. Watch the video below and see for yourself.

Waimarino Glow Worm Kayaking

Enjoy a scenic sea-kayak tour past the cascading native bush and explore the lakes edge alive with native birdlife before parting ways to enter the glow worm cave. Sound like a dream? It’s not! It’s a tour offered by Glow Work Kayaking. After the dream like tour stop at the Manupirua Thermal Hot Pools and reflect on the experience of a life time.

Aotearoa Waka Experience Tours

Experience a unique cultural and paddling experience across the many awa (rivers) and moana (lakes) of the region. Board either the specially designed 24 seat Kahukura or Tieke ‘waka tangata’ (people’s canoe) and travel the beautiful and crystal-clear waters of Rotorua. While on the tour you’ll be indulged with fascinating stories of Polynesian migration, Maori legends and local history. It’s a fantastic New Zealand experience, that you wont forget.

Enjoy all 3 of these uniquely Kiwi experience’s the next time you visit Rotorua. Don’t forget to call us to book your accommodation direct or for help planning your Rotorua escape.


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