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Starlight Guided Kayak Tour - Lake Rotoiti

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Experience kayaking across the beautiful Lake Rotoiti lit up by the stars and moon to the glow worm cave and hot pools.

Experience kayaking across the beautiful Lake Rotoiti lit up by the stars and moon to the glow worm cave and hot pools.


  • Enjoy kayaking across the stunning moon lit Lake Rotoiti
  • Enter a magical glow worm cave
  • Relax in the Manupirua hot pools
  • Gaze at the stars as you learn about local myths and legends

Join us on our guided kayak tour across Lake Rotoiti to experience the glow worm cave and hot pools while you gaze at the beautiful stars. This tour showcases the stunning beauty of the lake at night under a blanket of stars and moonlight.

Enter the glow worm cave on your kayak and paddle into a glistening natural wonderland where the glow worms twinkle around you. A truly magical experience and must-do New Zealand attraction.

Enjoy learning about the myths and legends of the Maori people of Lake Rotoiti from your knowledgeable and friendly guides.

Then relax your mind, body and soul in the healing waters of Manupirua Thermal Hot Pools which are only accessible by water as you reflect on your Lake Rotoiti experience.

Per Person $225.00

What's included

  • Kayaking equipment and life vest
  • Double sea kayaks
  • Water bottle & light snack
  • Dry bags to keep your belongings safe
  • Buoyancy Aid


  • Allow approximately 4 hours for the whole experience



  • Minimum age: 8
  • - There is a two-person minimum for all Kayak tours to operate.

    - There is a four-person (2 Adults and 2 Children) minimum for all Big Kanu tours to operate.

    - Payment in full at the time of booking is required; this is to ensure availability on the tour and because tours require preparation in advance.

    - A booking will only be confirmed once full payment is received.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • The Operator will provide booking details and confirmation directly to you after booking.

    This kayak tour can operate in almost all weather conditions. Tour departs anywhere from 3:15pm to 6:45pm depending on the sunset time, exact departure time will be confirmed on booking.

    Note: Minimum 2 people required for trip to operate.

  • if you require pick up from Rotorua Central please contact the operator after booking directly $45 per person

Available Bookings from 19 May to 1 Jun 2024

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


7 reviews

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sharl from New Zealand wrote on 26 December 2019

Great trip!

Really enjoyed the trip it was a great night for it, and very well organised with a nice friendly, helpful guide...

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teresal from New Zealand wrote on 06 February 2024

Something Else!

This tour was just amazing. The lake is beautiful and so peaceful. There was no rush to get across to the hot pools (as it is a fair distance) and once there is was just heaven to sit in the pools and watch the sun set. The kids loved jumping off the diving stairs. Kayaking across to see the gloworms watching the stars and constellations above was just magical. Christy was an excellent tour guide and we loved the whole experience. Absolute 5 stars from us!

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Ed Iversen from United States wrote on 21 January 2024

Evening kayaking / glowworm encounter

Ciara was our guide for the evening. She did an excellent job of explaining what we needed to do to stay safe and enjoy our time on the water. The distances were a little longer than I anticipated, and I do not recommend this kayaking venture for any children less than 12 years old. Our guide had great knowledge of the area and the viewing of the glowworms was quite spectacular

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andrewd22 from Australia wrote on 02 January 2024

Amazing experience

Terrific evening paddle across to the hot pools and a magical glow worm cave. Our guide was knowledgeable, expert and super friendly. We felt well supported throughout the trip even without much kayaking experience. 5 stars!

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Judith Somerville from New Zealand wrote on 27 December 2023

What a way to celebrate Christmas Eve!!

Christmas was a bit different for my family as we had a number of people missing so we started a new tradition, and this Christmas eve kayaking experience ticked all the boxes. Despite a bit of drizzly rain, we had a clear still lake, steaming hot pools and a ceiling filled with titiwai (as Ciera, our very knowledgeable Irish guide taught us in Te Reo). My 74-year-old grandfather spent most of Christmas day sharing photos and texting friends----a great experience you should not miss!!! Thank you, Ciera, for giving up your Christmas Eve for us.

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