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Rotorua Paddle Tours

761 State highway 33, Rotorua 3074, New Zealand
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Remarkable experience!

We did the Ohau channel tour, besides being a beautifully planned tour, the guides were excellent... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2014
CatNish
Awesome first time paddle experience

Me and a friend took the Ohau channel tour connecting the two lakes. The guide Denise was... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2014
seananhahaha
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The beauty of Stand Up Paddling (SUP) is simple: it’s like walking on water. The grace of surfing and the power of paddling combine and give you the most fun you can have on water. Exploring, surfing, relaxing and working out! Let Rotorua Paddle Tours take you on a journey you’ll never forget. One of the best ways to experience New Zealand! Join us for a fun and amazing walk on water that will change your life. We are doing some amazing tours on SUPs (Stand-Up-Paddleboards) in Rotorua, New Zealand and we think your should come with us! We do trips around Rotorua's beautiful lakes. With some of New Zealand’s most beautiful waterways, surrounded by beautiful native Bush, wildlife , legendary natural hot springs and Turquoise water. Enjoy a brief lesson before embarking on our journey on one of the Stunning waterways available in the Rotorua region.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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761 State highway 33, Rotorua 3074, New Zealand
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Reviewed 31 December 2014

We did the Ohau channel tour, besides being a beautifully planned tour, the guides were excellent, ensuring safety and that we are perfectly comfortable. Lots of little pieces of information along the way, but just enough to allow time to enjoy the experience.highly recommended for...More

Thank CatNish
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RotoruaPaddleTours, Manager at Rotorua Paddle Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2015

We have had the perfect weather for showing off our beautiful lakes! The Ohau Channel tour has been such a hit this season, thanks for the great review and enjoying the beautiful scenery.

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Reviewed 28 November 2014

Me and a friend took the Ohau channel tour connecting the two lakes. The guide Denise was experienced in coaching novices and was really knowledgeable. Paddling was as hard as it seemed at all and taking in the scenery through calm water was a real...More

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Reviewed 23 November 2014

My partner and I tried paddleboarding for the first time with Rotorua Paddle Tours and man it was actually life changing. It was an amazing experience on a beautiful day in beautiful surrounds with a very patient teacher (cheers Denise!). We now are hooked for...More

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RotoruaPaddleTours, Owner at Rotorua Paddle Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2014

Iam glad you both enjoyed your lesson so much, this is the best part of the job making peoples day. Cheers, Denise.

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Reviewed 23 November 2014

This was an absolutely incredible way to spend an afternoon! Our guide was super friendly, knowledgable, and made our entire trip more than enjoyable! This needs to be on your "must do" list while in Rotorua! Highly recommend the Blue Lake tour!

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RotoruaPaddleTours, Owner at Rotorua Paddle Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2014

What a beautiful afternoon we struck, i have used a picture on our Facebook page the photos were so good! Thanks for coming, Denise.

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Reviewed 13 November 2014

Our group paddled to the hot pools with our guides Denise and Bernd. The scenery on the way was absolutely spectacular and the water was pristine. The hot pools where amazing, there are six different pools to choose from and they all vary in temperature...More

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RotoruaPaddleTours, Manager at Rotorua Paddle Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2014

Hi Mischelle, It was lovely to meet you and your group, what a super enthusiastic bunch. Please come again we totally enjoyed the tour with you lot. Cheers, Denise.

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Reviewed 12 November 2014

This was a tour that was just so enjoyable. The stand up paddle boarding was not as hard as I thought after great instruction and a relaxing vibe, it was just the two of us and the guide cruising up and down the stream, learning...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2014 via mobile

I organized the tour for a tour group on a long weekend, the service I received was top notch. While I personally couldn't make time to join the friendly staff made booking super easy and made the activity fit with the rest of the schedule....More

Thank danielr425
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

My friend and I went for the tour around Ohau Channel and we picked up the technique pretty good all thanks to Denise! We have never paddled before and have never been so close to freshwaters thus it was a pretty amazing experience. Denise was...More

Thank reggieveggieee
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

The best tour and value for money in Rotorua. The instruction and lesson was world class. I am 6'4" and managed not to go in the beautiful turquoise water once because I was shown and told the correct way to stand up paddle. Staff, equipment...More

Thank Ciggs78
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Reviewed 30 January 2014 via mobile

What a lovely experience! I did the spring water tour with 3 other people and I loved it. I had done paddling before but even if you haven't done it it's so easy! The guide explains everything at the beginning and makes sure everyone is...More

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t11995
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Response from RotoruaPaddleTours | Property representative |
Hi there, thats fine. We are very close to the shore and we always wear PFD's.
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