What you'll do
We meet at the Rotorua Information Centre located at 1167 Fenton Street Rotorua .You will be met by your host who will facilitate the sharing of introductions and provide an entertaining briefing on the experience. You will depart in a mini van kitted out for an epic adventure with Kayaks on the roof. Your host 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 paddle your way a short distance through a 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 exploring this unique natural wonder you will return to the mini-van by kayak and travel back to Rotorua.
I have been adventuring all my life. I love shared adventures with good people and exploring nature. My adventure skills include surfing, white water kayaking, first descent river explorations, rafting, paddle boarding, boating, tramping, mountain climbing, rock climbing, caving - the list goes on ! Some of my kayaking exploration findings were published in the guide book titled “New Zealand White Water 5 -180 Great Kayaking Runs” by Graham Charles. I am a Chartered Professional Engineer by trade, a family man all the time and an adventure guide by choice, needless to say I am always busy. This steaming kayak tour is very popular and because of this I am not always able to take you in person on the tour however my business partner Matty or one of my other friendly guides can ensure your trip is always likely to go ahead, weather dependent
Refreshments: Feel free to share your preference and I will do my best to accommodate
Pick up and return transfer from Rotorua
All kayaking and safety equipment
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Where you'll be
A secret hot water stream on the Waikato River, free of the many tourists that frequent Rotorua and a truly unique natural hot water spa.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 6 guests ages 11 and up can attend. No previous experience is required.
A moderate level of fitness is required. Allow 4-5 hours for the round trip. The kayaking distance is approximately 2.5 kilometer each way. Please notify the host if you have any medical or other conditions that may affect your participation in the activity.