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Address: Okere Falls, Rotorua RD4, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 800 787 768
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Description: The beauty of Stand Up Paddling (SUP) is simple: it’s like walking on...
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) Rotorua, New Zealand and we think your should come with us! We do trips around lake Rotoiti, which is one of New Zealand’s most beautiful areas, filled with small coves, beautiful scenery and our legendary natural hot springs. Enjoy a brief lesson before embarking on our journey; or, if you've felt the call of the water already: we have more extensive lessons and boards & paddles for sale too!
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Peaceful and lovely

Thank you Denise for a lovely morning on Lake Rotorua and the channel. Denise is a very clear teacher and we were all up and comfortable on the boards in no time. It was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
Stephanie K
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Thank you Denise for a lovely morning on Lake Rotorua and the channel. Denise is a very clear teacher and we were all up and comfortable on the boards in no time. It was actually easier than I expected. The weather was great for us - clear with very little wind. We thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful scenery and the time... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Me my partner and daughter were all curious about SUP after seeing sup paddlers at our local esturary and were keen to give it a go. Can't think of a better place or way to be introduced to it than right here in rotorua. Awesome tour guide bernd took us out on lake rotorua the down then Ohau channel he... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Unfortunately we were unable to take part in this activity due to the weather - it was too windy. This, of course, is not the company's fault, but the terrible communication from day 1 did put a real dampner on our stay in Rotorua. I first contacted Denise in November to book my husband and I a place on a... More 

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RotoruaPaddleTours, Owner at Rotorua Paddle Tours, responded to this review

Firstly we apologize for your bad experience and that you found our commnication so bad. We are a seasonal business and our aim is to take every tour booked, weekends do not make a difference to a seasonal business so this was not a issue. We do have a freephone number which can be used at any time as another... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Nice peaceful paddle through beautiful scenery, great to get a history lesson at the same time too. Thanks Denise :D

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RotoruaPaddleTours, Owner at Rotorua Paddle Tours, responded to this review

Thank you. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

You have to give this a go! As one of my mates said " best $90 I've ever spent". Thank you Denise and team for providing such a great service, we all had the most amazing time =]

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RotoruaPaddleTours, Owner at Rotorua Paddle Tours, responded to this review

Thats what we like to hear. Thanks, Denise. More 

Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Denise and Rotorua Paddle Tours are excellent. Denise is a very good teacher and she has you standing up with confidence in no time. The scenery is lovely and paddling is good fun. The time flew by -- I could have stayed out all day. Thank you Denise for a wonderful experience; I want to buy my own SUP now!

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RotoruaPaddleTours, Owner at Rotorua Paddle Tours, responded to this review

You guys were great! Thanks for aprreciating what we have to offer, it's a pleasure to show off our beautiful country. Thanks. More 

Baden-Baden, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This was our first paddle experience and me and my boyfriend we loved it! Denise was a perfect instructor: we learned quick how to use the board and the paddle and she explained us everything about the nature. It's not cheap but it is worth the price! Thanks again!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Four of us joined the river tour a few weeks ago and every member of our group loved it. Our instructor Denise was great at making us feel confident on the boards, and we were paddling in no time. It was a great opportunity to get outside and see the lakes of Rotorua from a different angle, and the tour... More 

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RotoruaPaddleTours, Manager at Rotorua Paddle Tours, responded to this review

Oh stoked to hear you guys loved it. Come again sometime, we will test your skills even further! More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Great instructor, nice scenery and very special experience: walking on water. We are all total beginners but had no problem at all (well, one of us struggled a bit but that is part of the fun).

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RotoruaPaddleTours, Owner at Rotorua Paddle Tours, responded to this review

Thats the beauty of SUP! it is like walking on water and super easy. Thanks for your kind words. More 

Busselton, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

A huge shout out & thank you to Denise for making the SUP tour so enjoyable. My husband & I were lucky enough to be the only ones on the tour. It was so beautiful and really enjoyable. Denise is a great teacher, it was suprisingly easier than I thought. We are now back in our home of Busselton, WA... More 

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RotoruaPaddleTours, Manager at Rotorua Paddle Tours, responded to this review

Wow! What a compliment. New Zeland is a spectacular country, that's fantastic we could show you a highlight of New Zealand. Thanks! More 

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