Active travelers who want to experience a combination of Rotorua’s best attractions will love this kayaking tour. While paddling a kayak around the beautiful shores of Lake Rotomahana, you’ll also get the chance to stop and bathe in natural outdoor hot springs. These are not a commonly known tourist attraction, and don’t get the same crowds as hot springs in central Rotorua. As numbers are limited to six on this tour, you can enjoy a peaceful wilderness-like experience.
All kayaking and safety equipment is provided
A fun way to explore the nature around Rotorua
Snacks and drinks are included
Moderate fitness is required for this round-trip kayak tour
All kayaking and safety equipment
Steaming Cliffs Kayak
Viewing of unique Geothermal Wonders
Kayaking clothing (customer to wear)
Meeting And Pickup
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
587 Waimangu Road, Rotorua 3073, New Zealand
Please meet your guide in the carpark at the cafe/entrance to Waimangu Volcanic Valley.
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Operated by Paddle Board Rotorua
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Susan_M, Mar 2023
The geyser was unexpected surprise. Our guide Jessica was fantastic and share a great deal of information and stories. We meet at the visitors centre so we could do the self guided walk. We arrived about 11 and spent all the time exploring before the kayaking trip. Perfect day!!!. We meet Jessica for the 1.30pm kayaking trip
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Hi Susan this is why we do what we do.. so glad you had a perfect day !!!
A must do
Jolene_Y, Nov 2022
This is a must do if you plan to go to the Waimangu Forest. We had an awesome time paddling along the calm shores. We lucked out with a beautiful overcast day. The tour guide was super knowledgeable, relaxed, and patient. I never felt rushed when taking video/photos and we even got a few impromptu facials from the steam! We wish we had more time to take the guide’s evening glow worm kayak tour.