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Lake Tarawera Water Taxi & Eco Tours

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Address: Tarawera Road, Lake Tarawera 3076, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-362 8080
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Description: Our ecotour at Lake Tarawera, Rotorua includes Hot Water Beach and the...
Our ecotour at Lake Tarawera, Rotorua includes Hot Water Beach and the Natural Bush Hot Pool. You will experience its unique geothermal wonders and relax in crystal clear warm water, under a canopy of unspoilt forest. Other tours take you to the Tarawera Falls, one of NZ's outstanding short walks or other popular walking tracks. All tours include commentary on the amazing local maori cultural, and volcanic history. All weather boat. We have regular summer summer services to Hot Water Beach Campsite.
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Fantastic service! Great boat trip.

Called the guys on saturday morning and requestede an pick up on sunday morning, because we tramped the 15Km. trail. The Lady just checked. And for 35 NZD us and out rucksacks got... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Tromso, Norway
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Tromso, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Called the guys on saturday morning and requestede an pick up on sunday morning, because we tramped the 15Km. trail. The Lady just checked. And for 35 NZD us and out rucksacks got transported 4,5 km and 20 minutes left to the starting position. David our "Taxi driver" shoved us a great road along the bush so we didn't have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We took the one that took us to the hot water beach. It was an amazing trip. You get to hear some history about the area as well as get to soak in a private natural pool away from the beach that had an evenly hot temperature. Overall, one of the best experiences of our trip!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Grand nature what an awesome sight travelling across the lake. The history of the great eruption told along the way. A great woman Sophie characterises the area from the same era. A long soak in a natural thermal pool I thought would be like having a long bath, but no. I left energised and rejuvenated. Will like to go again,... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

What a wonderful winter's day adventure out on Lake Tarawera with Dave. Although we are kiwi gals and know a bit of our history we learnt heaps about the area, the lake and the mountains. Hot water beach was a highlight, along with getting up close to Mt Tarawera. We had been to the Buried Village in the morning and... More 

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watertaxiRotorua, Owner at Lake Tarawera Water Taxi & Eco Tours, responded to this review

Good morning inspirita Thank you for your high praise indeed. The marriage of a visit to the Iconic Buried Village at Tarawera in the morning together with a cruise of Lake Tarawera to the Rotomahana crossing with us in the afternoon is a product we are very proud of, even more so considering the name of the product, "Sophia's Journey.... More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My fiancé and I went on the water taxi echo tour on Sunday 19th July 2015. Dave the skipper very friendly , really enjoyed the whole experience the highlight was soaking in the native bush hot water pool, Lake Tarawera stunning.

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watertaxiRotorua, Owner at Lake Tarawera Water Taxi & Eco Tours, responded to this review

Good morning 652Monique, I am so glad to hear you and your fiancé enjoyed our bit of paradise, here at Tarawera. That Natural Bush Hot Pool is delightful to visit at any time. What is left to say to you apart from, all the best for your upcoming nuptials and may both of you have a long and happy marriage.... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Water taxi was easy to book on line, arrived on time at hot water beach and made a relaxed trip back to the landing with some interesting fact shared by the very friendly skipper. With 3 adults, a price of 75 dollars for a 15 min trip feels a bit too expensive

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watertaxiRotorua, Owner at Lake Tarawera Water Taxi & Eco Tours, responded to this review

Good morning Jurgen V, Thank you for your review. I am glad to hear that you found our service easy to book on line and that we were on time to pick you up at Hot Water Beach. We enjoy being able to communicate facts about this wondrous area to our guests and always strive to deliver those facts in... More 

Matamata
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Fabulous walk and perfect finish at the Hot Water Beach. Only took us just over 3 hours and if you are doing the walk in colder months plan the walk so that your wait for the boat taxi is not too long to avoid getting cold as the sun goes down. Paradise!

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watertaxiRotorua, Owner at Lake Tarawera Water Taxi & Eco Tours, responded to this review

Kia ora thenorrises, Well just over three hours is not bad going for walking the Tarawera Trail. I am assuming that you went in using the Fish and Game Trail at The Landing, if I am incorrect and you parked at The Trail Car Park, then your three hours has just become even more impressive. It is very hard for... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Gave us good advice about walking the Tarawera trail. Water taxi easy to book, on time etc. Great service

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watertaxiRotorua, Owner at Lake Tarawera Water Taxi & Eco Tours, responded to this review

Hello Lauren H, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I am pleased to hear that we offer great service and good advice. We are grateful that in visiting Rotorua, you took the time and energy to visit us here. Hopefully you found the Tarawera Trail worth doing. Many people talk of the superb views and flora, so... More 

Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

It was a great walk to the hot water beach. May take you up to 4.5 hr to get there or faster. Easier to book the water taxi online. Water taxi was definitely on time and the last trip is at 330pm. ☺️

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watertaxiRotorua, Owner at Lake Tarawera Water Taxi & Eco Tours, responded to this review

Good morning Kratz J, Well reading your review it sounds as though you enjoyed your walk along the Tarawera Trail. There are certainly some differing times when it comes to the completion of the Trail. Our office lady, still remembers her 5 1/2 trek quite fondly completed just over a year ago. I would agree that our on-line bookings are... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Been on this tour twice now with different friends each time - always so accommodating and super friendly. Highly recommend this tour and great if you need a pick up after doing the Tarawera Trail as well.

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watertaxiRotorua, Owner at Lake Tarawera Water Taxi & Eco Tours, responded to this review

Good morning Angela V. Well we must be doing something right as repeat business is the best kind of business and with that alone, high praise indeed. I am personally very proud of our ecotour and comments such as yours just confirm it is something we do really well. It is so easy for us to be "super-friendly and accommodating",... More 

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