The Steaming Kayak tour is another fantastic tour inspired by Nev Wilson and Matt Barnard, two Rotorua local watermen passionate about delivering great experiences for their customers. This tour leads you south of Rotorua to the geothermal wonders of the Waikato River. Weave your way through back country New Zealand farmland as you kayak your way toward a scenic gorge. Once through the gorge you will park your kayaks on a small beach and venture on foot up a natural hot water stream. Canyon your way through a unique rock formation before entering the natural spa formed by the bedrock with hot waterfalls streaming down. Relax to your hearts content before exiting back through the rocky crevice and paddling your way back to the vehicle. The return trip to Rotorua is a great time to cement the days activities into the memories and share pictures and tales with your new small group friends.
Steaming Kayak Tour Highlights
Kayaking on the Waikato River
Natural Hot Pool
Easy walk through bedrock canyon
Small Group Tour - Not mass tourism
Complimentary pick-up and return transfer is provided from the Rotorua Information Centre located at 1167 Fenton Street Rotorua. You will be met by your friendly and professional kayak tour guide who will facilitate the sharing of introductions. You will depart in a mini van kitted out for an epic adventure with Kayaks on the roof. Your tour guide will keep you entertained on a 30 minute drive that leads you south of Rotorua towards the Geothermal wonders of the Waikato River. Upon arrival at the river the kayaking adventure will begin as you explore back country New Zealand farmland before entering the Waikato River proper and paddling your way a short distance through a scenic and remote gorge. Once through the gorge you will leave the kayak behind and explore on foot through an incredible natural hot water stream on your way to a natural spa with hot water falling from the cliffs above. After relaxing to your hearts content in this unique natural wonder you will return to the mini-van by kayak and travel back to Rotorua.
This tour is one of the most unique and authentic ways to experience hot pools in the Rotorua region. Escape the masses at the communal hot water bathing locations and adventure your way to this secluded spot . Book this relaxing and enjoyable tour NOW. Due to popularity we recommend booking in advance as on-the-day bookings sometimes miss-out.
NO EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED
KAYAKING IS GENERALLY AN EASY ACTIVITY FOR MOST
WE HAVE AN APPROVED NAVIGATION SAFETY LICENSE FOR OUR OPERATIONS
WE PROVIDE PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICES FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS
THE PADDLE DISTANCE IS NOT FAR AND ONLY REQUIRES MODERATE FITNESS
This is one of our top selling tours. A perfect all year round activity and a great way to be adventurous on a rainy day.
We provide a shuttle service to and from your Rotorua accommodation or the I-site in central Rotorua. Allow 4 hours for the round trip. The maximum number of customers per tour group is 7 which ensures a relaxed personal tour! We will do our best to get in touch well in advance if the weather looks bad, unfortunately sometimes mother nature wins. If our regulations allow us to operate then we will operate. A weight limit of 105kg applies. There is an age limit for this tour. The minimum age is 13 years old. 13-17 year old persons must be supervised by a responsible adult (18 or over).
Tours run daily, departing:
9.00 am & 1.00pm
Allow 4 - 4.5 hours for the round trip
Complimentary pick up and return transfer provided from Rotoura I Site at 1167 Fenton Street Rotorua