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3 Hour Discovery Cruise on Lake Rotoiti

Discover the natural wonders and gems of the beautiful Lake Rotoiti as you embark on an exciting three-hour scenic cruise...


Highlights

  • Fascinating 3 hour scenic cruise on Lake Rotoiti
  • Discover hidden caves, take a swim and look for glow worms!
  • Go boulder hunting and visit Hot and Cold beach
  • See the whistling cliffs and whistling tree of danger
  • Learn about the interesting Maori history behind various locations
  • Enjoy full use of kayaks and fishing gear

Experience the wonders of Lake Rotoiti on a three-hour excursion that will highlight not only the stunning beauty of this scenic location but also a host of hidden gems and fascinating history.

Inclusions:

Cave Exploring - Explore the many caves of Rotoiti while enjoying a swim in the warm summer water. Doused in history, the caves were used in the past as hiding places for early Maori. Make sure you look out for glow worms as you explore!

Boulder Hunting - According to ancient legend, Rotoiti has many boulders hidden under the sand including those perfect for Hangi (traditional Maori meal). Try your luck at grabbing these before they hide away as they disappear under the sand!

Hot and Cold beach – This private hot water beach, with boiling sands in a native Manuka grove is a gorgeous natural wonder!

Hidden hand-carved food storage caves - See the hidden caves that used to be used for storing food. Their hidden, dark location served as a fridge that kept food cool.

The Whistling Tree of danger - Discover the weathered old pohutukawa tree that murmurs in the wind. It's various whistle sounds were relied on by Maori in the past to predict or signify different events that would take place.

The Wailing Cliffs - Relied upon by ancient Maori tribes of Rotoiti as part of a ceremony prior to voyage, the wailing cliffs helped the locals determine whether their canoes were fit to withstand any storms that would come along the way.

Per person $199.00
3 Person Package $597.00 (Group Booking for 3 people)
5 Person Charter $599.00 (Private Charter up to 5 passengers)
10 Person Charter $1,399.00 (Private Charter up to 10 passengers)
Child $199.00

What's included

  • 3 hr cruise + commentary
  • Picnic lunch/BBQ with snacks part of the dusk trip
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Entry to Hot water private beach with Inland walking stream, Entry to deep water glow worm caves & Entry to Storage caves
  • Free use of Kayak and fishing gear
  • Free parking

Duration

  • Allow approximately 3 hours for the whole experience

Location

Restrictions

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

Notes

  • We require a minimum of 5 pax to confirm the trip.

Available Bookings from January 25 to January 31

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Per person$99.00
  • 3 Person Package$269.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • 5 Person Charter$399.00
  • 10 Person Charter$699.00

  • Per person$99.00
  • 3 Person Package$269.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • 5 Person Charter$399.00
  • 10 Person Charter$699.00

  • Per person$99.00
  • 3 Person Package$269.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • 5 Person Charter$399.00
  • 10 Person Charter$699.00

  • Per person$99.00
  • 3 Person Package$269.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • 5 Person Charter$399.00
  • 10 Person Charter$699.00

  • Per person$99.00
  • 3 Person Package$269.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • 5 Person Charter$399.00
  • 10 Person Charter$699.00

  • Per person$99.00
  • 3 Person Package$269.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • 5 Person Charter$399.00
  • 10 Person Charter$699.00

  • Per person$99.00
  • 3 Person Package$269.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • 5 Person Charter$399.00
  • 10 Person Charter$699.00

  • Per person$99.00
  • 3 Person Package$269.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • 5 Person Charter$399.00
  • 10 Person Charter$699.00

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phyrin from New Zealand wrote on 04 January 2021

Would of been 5 stars

Excellent guide who was so informative, loved meeting other people on this cruise too. I checked the weather so knew it was going to rain, but saw the photo of the boat which was covered so thought the rain wont be a problem and took a couple of light jackets as well. The rain seeped through the roof and we all ended up drenched and cold, that was the biggest dissapointment. I would totally reccommend this cruise but check the weather and only book if the weather is good or if you dont mind being wet and cold for 3 hours.The food was bbq and green salad and a beautiful fruit salad, although it wasnt huge it was a nice light snack, dont expect to get full on it. I would totally take the rest of my family on this cruise but only when the weather is good.

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