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Tarawera Trail - Water Taxi

Join Lake Tarawera Water Taxi for an exciting water taxi journey to the incredible Tarawera Trail – A newly opened trail which showcases a unique slice of natural New Zealand.

Highlights

  • Magnificent views of Lake Tarawera
  • Take a dip at Hot Water Beach, a geothermal wonderland on the lake edge
  • Enjoy a stop at Hawaiki Bay with lake access and a picnic area with toilet facilities
  • Home of the Tuhourangi and Ngati Rangitihi people, the lake is steeped in history
  • Pass the lakes historic sites and past settlements
  • Sense the presence of Mt.Tawarewa, which spectacularly erupted in 1886
  • Enjoy being amongst the spring-fed streams, rata and pohutakawa trees and giant manuka ferns
  • Take in the breath taking views of Lake Rotomahana and the inlets of Lake Tarawera
  • Relax on the isolated beaches or take a dip in their crystal clear waters

Join Lake Tarawera Water Taxi for an exciting water taxi journey to the incredible Tarawera Trail – A newly opened trail which showcases a unique slice of natural New Zealand.

We offer the only dedicated water taxi service at the lake and pick walkers up from Hot Water Beach for a boat ride back to Punaromia – The Landing at Kotukuhutu Bay – A relaxing way to end your walk on one of the country’s best trails.

Departure Point: From Hot Water Beach, Te Rata Bay, on the southern arm of Lake Tarawera. Journey ends at The Landing, Kotukutuku Bay

Trail Information: The trail takes most people between 4 and 5 hours to walk and has signage throughout

Adult $28.00
Child $20.00

Notes

  • Your complimentary shuttle leaves the Trail Car park at 8.45am to The Landing to meet the Water Taxi departing at 9.00am. Your complimentary shuttle departs The Landing at 4.00pm to The Tarawera Trail Car Park, for the driver of your vehicle only. Your Driver will then return to pick up your remaining passengers. Seats in this free service is limited, so please check availability by phoning 07 362 8080

Available Bookings from May 20 to May 26

Change Dates

All prices for this activity are shown in NZD ($)

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Sat 25 May
Sun 26 May

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$28.00
  • Child$20.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$28.00
  • Child$20.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$28.00
  • Child$20.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$28.00
  • Child$20.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$28.00
  • Child$20.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$28.00
  • Child$20.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$28.00
  • Child$20.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$28.00
  • Child$20.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$28.00
  • Child$20.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$28.00
  • Child$20.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$28.00
  • Child$20.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$28.00
  • Child$20.00

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

4.6

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Alison Griffin from United Kingdom wrote on 19 April 2019

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Brilliant experience

Had an amazing time and learned about the beautiful history along the way. Highly recommended!

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Julie Paterson from New Zealand wrote on 06 April 2019

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Fabulous

My friends & I walked into Hot Water Beach for a well deserved soak at the geothermal pools on the lake edge. We then returned by Totally Tarawera water taxi , they are a very friendly family run business & I highly recommend them .

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The Tarawera Trail is a great way to connect with your friends and with beautiful surroundings . You all had great smiles at the end of your Tarawera Adventure, Ladies. Thank you for the great review and we would love to see you again.

Kylie Apperley from New Zealand wrote on 25 March 2019

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Great experience on the water taxi and great service. There was a confusion whether morning or afternoon passes had been purchased.

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Kylie from New Zealand wrote on 03 March 2019

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Tarawera Trail

Great service, efficient, and friendly.

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Tim Drinkwater from New Zealand wrote on 27 January 2019

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Bonus detour.

Enjoyed the trip. Dropped two people off at the outlet first which was a good detour and a bit more of a look at the lake. Boat was good and the skipper was a top bloke to chat and listen too. Lost a star for booking. It’s unclear wether you are getting a ride from the landing to HW beach or return. Did get a phone call next morning after sending email which sorted it. Can’t fault the service on the water. Will def use again. Thanks.

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