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Rotorua Lakes Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) Scenic Tour

  • Great for novices: your guide can help you learn how to paddle-board
  • You won’t have to watch where you put your paddle in this small-group tour
  • Plenty of departure times: head out in the morning or the afternoon
Rotorua Lakes Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) Scenic Tour
From US$63.31
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Stand-Up Paddle Mid-Day TourMost Popular
12pm Departure
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Stand-Up Paddle Afternoon Tour
3pm Departure
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Stand-Up Paddle Morning Tour
9am Departure
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See the rolling hills and sprawling rainforest of the Rotorua Lakes region from the lakes themselves on this unique paddle-board tour. Paddle around Lake Tikitapu, Lake Tarawera or Lake Okareka – your guide chooses the best lake on the day. See ancient volcanoes, old Māori pa and impressive caves and forests without having to pack for a sweaty multi-day hike. When you get tired on the boards, swim in the lakes or explore the shoreline at your own speed.
What to Expect
Appreciate the convenience of a complimentary pick-up and return transfer from your central Rotorua accommodation or the Rotorua I site at 1167 Fenton Street, Rotorua. With tours departing 9am, 12pm or 3pm daily you have the option of choosing the best time to suite your needs. As you depart Rotorua a 15-20 minute informative drive begins during which time you will meet your small-group tour members and pass the Redwoods-Whakarewarewa Forest and beautiful Lake Tikitapu before arriving at your tour destination at either Lake Tarawera, Lake Tikitapu or Lake Okareka. The best lake location is chosen by your guide only hours before your tour based on the days weather conditions to ensure the best tour experience possible. Lake Tarawera provides stunning views of Mount Tarawera which is the site of New Zealand’s most recent large scale volcanic eruption which buried a local village in 1886. Lake Tikitapu offers incredibly blue waters for swimming and sun ray reflections and amazing tree fern scenery. Lake Okareka has hidden cave and rock formations perfect for exploration; it is also home to an old Maori Pa named Taumaihi. Knowledgable and expert stand-up paddle boarding guides ensure you will master stand-up paddle boarding quickly enabling you to experience all the lake has to offer during your one hour on the water tour. You will have the opportunity to swim, explore the shorelines, take photos of the scenery and test your skills on stand-up paddle board tricks before you reminisce the tour events on the 15-20 minute return transfer to Rotorua. All high quality paddle boarding equipment is provided however you are required to bring your preferred swimwear, warm swimwear such as a wetsuit or thermal clothing, snacks, water, sun protection and be ready and waiting for your pick-up 15 minutes before the departure time. It is recommended you bring a water proof camera and that you wear your swimwear underneath your clothing before pick-up.
Reviews (8)
1 - 5 of 8 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Epic Day on the water

Just returned from an amazing time out on the water with Nev. Lake Tarawera, and the scenery, definitely put it on, but none of that matters without an awesome guide! We are still buzzing from it all. Nev was great from the get go. Great...More

Thank Z2040ORmikeh
NevW18, Owner at Paddle Board Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for reviewing us. Great to here you had an epic time.. you guys were awesome customers !!! we look forward to seeing you again

Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile
Paddle Boarding!

Matt picked us up early in the morning, took us to the lake and gave us all the necessary equipment to do SUP. He is very knowledgeable about NZ history and about landmarks around Rotorua. Definitely a great guide! It was a really nice experience...More

Thank GermanFTrelles
Nev W, Owner at Paddle Board Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

Hi thanks for reviewing us awesome to hear you had a really nice experience ! Look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 16 May 2018
A nice relaxing tour on Lake Tarawera

We had a great experience SUPing in Rotorua with Rotorua JetBoard Tours. Our guide, Matt, picked us up at the given time at the iSite in Rotorua. We were rushing because it took us some time to find non-metered parking nearby but otherwise it was...More

Thank petbet
Nev W, Owner at Paddle Board Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Wow, thanks so much for your detailed review, we work hard to provide the best services and be the best guides we can. So good to hear you had a great experience with us.

Reviewed 12 April 2018
Must do!

Matt was a great instructor and took us to a really cool lake (bonus: ask him to take you to the rope swings and rock jumps!) where he pointed out the various wildlife and history of the area. The SUP boards are among the nicest...More

Thank Pablo T
Nev W, Owner at Paddle Board Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Thanks so much for this review ! Great to hear you enjoyed our company and found us great value. We love what we do and sharing cool experiences with our customers thank you for coming with us .

Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Had a great morning out on the Lake with Matt. He was a patient and thorough SUP instructor, got this beginner up and going in no time. He has a great knowledge of the area and it's culture as well which was interesting to learn...More

Thank Colin K
Nev W, Owner at Paddle Board Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thanks Colin ! Awesome to hear you had a blast out there !

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