Lake Rotoiti Guided Hot Pools Kayak Trip

5 hours
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


Join us for a guided Kayak trip to the spectacular Manupirua Springs Hot Pools on Lake Rotoiti.

This amazing spot is situated right on the lake edge and only accessible by boat.


  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All specialist equipment
  • Full training
  • Use of Kayak rental
  • Department of Conservation concession fees

What to expect


Join us for a guided Kayak trip to the spectacular Manupirua Springs Hot Pools on Lake Rotoiti.
On arrival at our base we will get you kitted up in the paddling gear before a short drive to the lake.
After a paddle and safety brief we paddle across scenic Lake Rotoiti to this amazing spot only accessible by boat.
Situated right on the lake edge there are a range of hot pools of varying temperatures all fed from a natural hot spring.

Paddling time is usually around 1 hour each way, with time to relax and enjoy the hot pools or swim in the lake before enjoying a leisurely return paddle.
During the paddle your guide will tell you some of the history of the area and some local Maori legend’s, we also have the option of visiting a cave where you may be able to glimpse a couple of glow worms.

Stop At:

• River Rats Raft & Kayak, 837 Te Ngae Rd, Rotorua 3074 New Zealand

Meeting point

River Rats Raft & Kayak, 837 Te Ngae Road, Ōwhata, Rotorua 3074, New Zealand
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up from central Rotorua commercial accomodation or the I-Site information approximately half an hour before the trip if required.
We do not pick up from private addresses such as Air BnB


  • Rotorua Airport, Rotorua New Zealand

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please bring swimwear, shorts and a towel
  • Maximum of 20 people
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms


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

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
June 2022

We were already impressed before we arrived, as Justin always answered the phone, no matter what time we called, and gave useful advice. The trip was a cool and unique experience and Justin was a great guide with heaps of interesting information. We would definitely recommend this to others.

May 2022

Had a great paddle, weather was not brilliant but made the hot pools even better when we got there, even saw some glow worms on the way back. Great stories from our guide along the way. Highly memorable experience overall!

January 2022

Awesome trip with our guide Justin. Leisurely kayak across Lake Rotoiti to the hot pools with a stop off to see the glow worms cave on the return trip. Second time we have used this company, fully recommended and will use again. Thanks Justin and good luck.

December 2021

Great experience with a nice touch of New Zealand history. Excellent guide with good equipment made for a fantastic morning even in the rain.

June 2021

This was a really fun experience that the family loved doing together. Justin kindly agreed to go out with us even during some pretty spectcular rain. The hot pools on the other side of the lake are just amazing and perfect for a winter day. Justin is a knowledgeable and experienced guide with...

January 2019

As a strictly indoors family I was a little hesitant at the start having never kayaked before, neither had my daughters. But with Rachael's expert guidance, experience and good sense of humour we had a fantastic night, managing the kayaking just fine in rougher than ideal conditions. The hot sp...

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