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Rotorua: Lake Rotoiti Starlight Kayaking Tour

Glide across Lake Rotoiti to see the Manupirua Hot Pools at twilight and take in the night sky on this guided Starlight Kayak Tour from Rotorua.
Rotorua: Lake Rotoiti Starlight Kayaking Tour


  • 4 hour evening kayak tour

  • All kayaking and safety equipment

  • Beautiful scenery and abundant birdlife

  • Experienced guides

  • See the beautiful glow worms

  • Kayak through the Manupirua Hot Pools

Discover Rotorua’s beautiful waterways on a guided evening kayak tour of Lake Rotoiti to the Manupirua Hot Pools under the starlit night sky. Lake Rotoiti is known for its lush scenery, birdlife and historic myths and legends. Join your expert guide on this Rotorua starlight kayak tour for an unforgettable adventure at twilight.

Paddling towards the magical glow worm caves, learn about the origins of the region and a visit to the stunning Manupirua Hot Pools, only accessible to visitors by water. As the tour winds down for the evening, you’ll get to see how the lake transforms under the twinkling stars and glow of the moon.

Combining a gentle kayak and access to the glow worms and hot pools pass, this one of a kind Rotorua starlight kayak tour is not to be missed.

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  • All kayaking equipment
  • Guide
  • Light snack and water bottle
  • Hot Pool entry ticket
  • Dry bag for cameras
  • Buoyancy aid


  • Pickup option can be added for $30 pp from your local Rotorua accommodation direct with the operator. Once you have received your voucher from us, please call the tour operator to arrange your pick up if you wish (Tour operator details will be printed on your voucher)


  • Evening adventure kayaking on one of New Zealand's most stunning water ways, Lake Rotoiti
  • Learn about the myths and legends linked to the area
  • Adventure to the magical glow worm cave as the sun goes down behind the hills to learn the lifecycle and legends of the glow worms
  • Enjoy beautiful scenery and the abundant wildlife
  • Visit the stunning Manupirua Hot Pools, only accessible by water
  • Experience the wonder of the lake at night and see how the lake is transformed by the moon and stars


  • Departure time is between 4pm and 7pm. Departure times vary depending on the season


  • 2.5 hours paddle, total tour duration allow 3.5- 4 hours

Departure Location

  • Self Drive: Meet at 41C Otaramarae Road, Okere Falls, Lake Rotoiti, 3074. A transfer option from the Rotorua iSite is available for an additional fee; please arrange with the experience provider directly.

What To Bring

  • Warm, comfortable clothing
  • Casual footwear
  • Swimwear and towel
  • Camera

Additional Information

  • Minimum age is 8 years old
  • Two person minimum for all kayak tours to operate
  • Waimarino reserves the right to cancel the tour on the day, due to weather or any safety concerns. If this is done, the tour will be postponed or a full refund will be made

Cancellation Policy

  • You MUST CALL the operator before proceeding with cancelling this booking. 100% cancellation fee applies within 48hrs of tour date
  • If the client fails to arrive at check-in for the tour, the full payment of the tour will be charged

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control. We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

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