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Rotorua Starlight Gourmet Kayak Tour - 5 Hours

Experience an evening of adventure on Rotorua’s Lake Rotoiti as you kayak to glow worm caves, soak in hot pools and enjoy a BBQ dinner under the stars.
Rotorua Starlight Gourmet Kayak Tour - 5 Hours


  • Mesmerising evening kayak experience under the night sky

  • Gentle paddle on Lake Rotoiti transformed by the moon and stars

  • See the beautiful glow worm caves

  • Rewarding soak in Manupirua Hot Pool Springs at golden hour

  • Learn about Maori culture, myths and legends

  • Gourmet BBQ meal during the tour

Experience an evening adventure kayaking out over one of New Zealand’s most stunning water ways, Lake Rotoiti. Take in the beautiful scenery, abundant birdlife, and learn about the Maori myths and legends linked to the area as you paddle towards the magical glowworm caves.

Paddle across the lake to the stunning Manupirua Hot Pools, which are only accessible by water. Here you will enjoy a freshly cooked BBQ dinner along with a delicious kiwi dessert. On the way to our hidden Glowworm cave you will see how Lake Rotoiti is magically transformed by the moon and the twinkling stars above. This will, without a doubt, be the perfect end to your adventure!

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  • High quality kayaking equipment
  • BBQ dinner
  • 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)


  • A mesmerising evening kayak experience under the night sky
  • The enchanting presence of Glowworms in our hidden cave
  • Gourmet BBQ meal during the tour to further enhance the overall experience
  • A rewarding soak at golden hour in the beautiful Manupirua Hot Springs
  • Fascinating insights in the Maori culture including myths and legends linked to the area


  • Departure time is between 3pm and 7pm. Departure times vary depending on the season


  • The duration of this experience is 2.5 hour paddling time with a total tour duration of 5 hours

Departure Location

  • Our guides will meet you at 41 Otaramarae Road, Okere Falls (20 minutes north of Rotorua). Unless hotel accommodation pick up is added.

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

  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

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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