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Kaituna Kayaks - Sea Kayaking & Hot Pool Trip


Join us for an exciting kayaking expedition on beautiful Lake Rotoiti to mineral hot pools!


  • Your local guide will show you scenic locations and native wildlife
  • Enjoy a blissful hot soak at Manupirua mineral hot springs, only accessible by boat
  • Soak up the stunning, peaceful beauty of Lake Rotoiti

Explore the unspoiled scenery, stunning shoreline and bird life of Lake Rotoiti on an amazing 3 hour guided scenic kayak tour across the Lake to the Manupirua Hot Pools.

Boasting an exclusive location nestled into native bush and only accessible by water, the Manupirua Hot Pools are one of New Zealand's best kept secrets.

Your experienced guide will show you all the gems of Lake Rotoiti and provide interesting commentary before you arrive at the gorgeous lakeside mineral pools only 45 minutes paddle across the lake.

Find your bliss as you soak in the hot pools and lose yourself in the peaceful beauty of Lake Rotoiti. Daydreaming and relaxation is guaranteed.

Make sure you don't miss out on this tour during your stay in Rotorua, it will become one of the highlights of your trip!

Adult $150.00
Child $150.00

What's included

  • Entry to Manupirua mineral hot springs
  • Manupirua Hot pool entry fee
  • World class kayak guide
  • All kayaking gear and dry bag


  • Allow three hours from our base in Okere Falls


  • Meeting point: Rotorua Rafting, 761a SH 33, Okere Falls, Rotorua


  • Minimum 2 persons required for trip to operate. Bookings for one person must confirm with tour operator if trip will be running.
  • Child age under 16 years.

Available Bookings from 14 Aug to 20 Aug 2022

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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Mon 15 Aug
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Wed 17 Aug
Thu 18 Aug
Fri 19 Aug
Sat 20 Aug

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suzannep from New Zealand wrote on 13 January 2021

Nice morning kayaking.

It was a lovely trip but the soak in the hot pools was brief like 30 mins, making it an expensive trip. Perhaps if you could state somewhere that time spent in pools is dependent on how fast you can kayak there. I had my daughter kayaking with me and took us longer than 45 mins to reach the pools. Overall a great day.

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Heather Alison from New Zealand wrote on 23 December 2020


Thank you for a most enjoyable experience of fun, exploration and relaxing in hot pools. The personal care taken was much appreciated. Highly recommend

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Sandy from New Zealand wrote on 19 April 2022

Great experience

We enjoyed the experience very much and lucky with going on a day without many people at the hot pools. There’s good amount of time at the hot pools and there’s shop to buy food and drink there. Bradley they guide provided all the gear including jacket and skirt which kept us warm and made the experience much more enjoyable as it would have been rather chilly otherwise. Also the General Store is an absolutely fantastic place to eat and has great variety of food and drink even for vegans!

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Thanks for a awesome morning paddle!

Monique from New Zealand wrote on 30 January 2020

Paddle hard

Beautiful pools and scenery - disappointed no hot drink offered to warm with after-could be improved with telling the story behind the pools and culture of the lake

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Mandy Sloan from New Zealand wrote on 02 February 2022

Kaituna Kayaks - sea kayaking and hot pools trip

We had such a great time - awesome kayak across the lake and so much fun at the hot pools and in the lake. Bradley our guide was great, very informative and fun. I would definately recommend this.

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