SUP Away Rotorua (Te Arawa)

Fra NZD 349,00 NZ$
  • Varighed: 2 Dage (Ca.)
  • Sted: Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
  • Produkt kode: 601
Our "SUP Away" excursions are overnight or multi-night stand up paddle boarding adventures. They always have an element of Maori culture, and are linked with people of the area.

Rotorua is a lake district, surrounded in native greenery and steaming geysers.

Known for being New Zealand's Maori cultural tourism capital, we take you off the tourist trail on an exclusive trip to paddle some of these lakes, experience the natural hot springs, and be whisked away to an iconic island.

We leave the morning of Saturday 14 March 2020 to enjoy two days full of wonder and magic, and return early evening Sunday 15 March 2020.

Transport from Tauranga
Board and equipment supply
Assisted paddle of Lakes Okareka, Tikitapu and Rotoiti
Entry to Manupirua Hot Springs
Jet boat to Mokoia Island
Guided tour of Mokoia Island
Snacks, breakfast, packed lunch and beverages.

So book your seat on this exclusive trip, limited to just 10 spaces!

Sat 14 March
09:00 Leave Tauranga
10:00 Lake Okareka hike and paddle
12:00 Packed lunch on the water
13:00 Lake Tikitapu hike and paddle
15:30 Kerosene Creek natural hot running stream and waterfall
17:30 Arrive at accommodation - Wylie Court Motor Lodge
18:30 Dinner out - self-funded

Sun 15 March
10:00 Boat ride to Mokoia Island and guided tour
12:00 Lunch out - self-funded
13:00 Lake Rotoiti paddle
14:00 Manupirua hike and hot springs
16:00 Return paddle to van
16:30 Return to Tauranga
17:30 Arrive Tauranga

Lakes Okareka and Tikitapu - Two lakes part of a caldera that funnels into Lake Tarawera. Both popular for their calm waters and stunning beaches. Lake Okareka is fringed with a DOC campsite, plus residential properties and lush native bush. Tikitapu is also known as the Blue Lake, situated beside Rotokakahi (Green Lake) which is a lake reserved for tribal use only. We will see Rotokakahi on the hike, but will paddle Tikitapu which is open to public.

Kerosene Creek - a creek situated in a natural running hot stream on the outskirts of Rotorua. Its free to public, and the main swimming area is fed by a gorgeous hot waterfall.

Mokoia Island - We are transported by Katoa Jets, a local operator with exclusive permission to land on the island. Another tribal area, we will be accompanied by Tireni Ratema who will guide us on the island to learn about the historic stories and current day activities.

Rotoiti/Manupirua Hot Springs - Accessible by water only. We have local permission to enter Lake Rotoiti from an exclusive location with a perfect paddling distance to the pools. We will receive some background information of the area from our hosts before we get to soothe our bodies in the healing waters of the pools.

IMPORTANT - Participants MUST be confident paddling on flat water. If you are a beginner or have little experience, we cannot have you on the excursion. Take a lesson and gain some experience before booking a spot. We have lessons available, and board hire options. If you are unsure of your competency, book a time with us free of charge to assess you. If our instructors are not confident in your abilities on the day, you may be asked to sit out of the paddling activities. The areas we paddle can be challenging, and we will not provide one-on-one assistance unless an emergency occurs. Do not book this experience if you are a beginner or have had little experience. There will be no refund if you are found to be not confident on the day.