Tour Description

The Paddle Board Tour is a unique, relaxing yet adventurous way to experience the scenery of the Rotorua Lakes. Paddle Board Rotorua are specialists at taking their customers to beautiful locations while having a fun and genuine time doing it. Experience the wonders of Lake Tarawera or the secret caves of Lake Okareka while in the competent hands of expert guides. Quality instruction by the guide will have you mastering paddle-boarding quickly allowing you to experience the freedom of gliding over the water. Paddle boarding is such an eco-friendly way to travel around the lakes which makes the experience that much more engaging as you interact with the nature in this unique way.

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  • NO EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED

  • WE OPERATE ALL YEAR ROUND

  • WE PROVIDE WETSUITS TO KEEP WARM IN THE WINTER

  • FULL INSTRUCTION AND SAFETY EQUIPMENT IS PROVIDED

  • WE HAVE A NAVIGATION SAFETY LICENSE FOR OUR OPERATIONS

  • ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE PROVIDED WITH PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICES

This tour is suited to all skill levels. Suitable for all ages above 5 years old with a guardian and above 16 years old with no guardian. A great activity for everyone. If you have special needs and would like us to cater a tour to meet your requirements, just get in touch with us and we will tailor a little something especially for you. A weight limit of 105kg applies. 

 

Tours run daily
9am - 12pm - 3pm

Allow 2.5 hours for the round trip

Complimentary pick up and return transfer provided from Rotoura I Site at 1167 Fenton Street Rotorua


 
 
 

Paddle Boarding is a unique and relaxing yet adventurous way to explore the Rotorua Lakes

 
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How to Paddle Board ?


Here are Paddle Board Rotorua’s 10 easy steps on how to paddle board:

  1. Kneel on your board, one knee either side of the handle in the centre

  2. Slowly stand one foot at a time, placing your feet where your knees were

  3. Once you are standing up, pick a point on the horizon and fix your eyes on it 

  4. Hold your paddle with one hand on the hand-grip at the top of the paddle, your bottom hand will be about halfway down the shaft (your right hand is at the bottom when you are paddling on the right side and your left hand is on the bottom when you paddle on the left side)

  5. Begin paddling by placing the blade in the water and pulling it along the side of your board (place the whole blade into the water - about half way from your toes to the nose of the board and bring the paddle out of the water at your feet) 

  6. Paddle two to three times on each side of the board in order to go straight forward

  7. You can use the paddle to form a tripod for stability by placing the blade in front of your feet in the middle of the board 

  8. To turn, either slowly back paddle on the side you want to turn or paddle multiple times on the opposite side of which you want to turn (you can also place a wider paddle stroke by pulling the blade further away from the board to create more leverage to turn)

  9. If you fall into the water, swim to the back of your board and push the tail under the water, slide it under your chest and kick while pulling yourself up the board

  10. Have fun and learn the shaka to fit right in

 
Paddle Board Rotorua Stand Up Paddle Board

For a more satisfying paddle

we use high quality hard epoxy paddle boards