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Join the crew from River Rats Rotorua for an epic adventure out on and in the water!

Start with a guided kayak trip across Lake Rotoiti to the Manupirua Hot Springs. These springs are naturally fed and are only accessible by water – there is no road access to this location.

There are 8 mineral hot pools to soak in, with varying temperatures & outlooks to the lake, there is a spot for all to enjoy this quintessentially Kiwi experience!

Here you can relax, soak in the water, the views and the atmosphere, and buy refreshments & snacks from the fully licensed cafe on site before enjoying a leisurely guided paddle back across the lake.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

The River Rats crew have been providing world class natural experiences on the rivers & lakes around Rotorua for over 20 years. They acknowledge their work relies completely on the natural environment in which they operate in, and have put measures in place every step of the way to ensure this is respected & cared for for future generations. They have committed to a raft (pun intended) of environmental pledges along the way, including sponsoring predator free Okere Falls, running their own conservation week annually, and committing to being carbon neutral by 2025! For an inspirational experience in a stunning natural environment, with responsible hosts, look no further!

Guided Kayak to Hot Pools on the edge of Lake Rotoiti

3 hours
2 Adults

$299 NZD

On a leisurely guided kayak adventure discover the  Manupirua  Hot Pools, hidden on the shores of Lake Rotoiti and only accessible by water. A special kiwi experience.

Experience provided by

River Rats

Important Information
  • Minimum weight 20kg
  • maximum weight 125kg
  • You’ll need a swimsuit, towel & shorts, everything else is provided.

Complimentary transport is available from central Rotorua accommodation approximately half an hour before the trip or meet at the River Rats base fifteen minutes before. You can enter your pick-up details when booking.

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