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Katoa Jet & Geothermal Manupirua Hot Pools Lake Rotoiti

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    What to Expect
    The Manupirua Hot Springs is one of New Zealand’s most unique destinations. Nestled into the hillside of Lake Rotoiti this unspoiled pocket of paradise is only accessible by boat. Leaving from the City lakefront location, enjoy a 45 min blast across Lake Rotorua, through the stunning Ohau Channel and then onto Lake Rotoiti and the Hot Pools.

    Our professional drivers will ensure all of your needs are catered for whilst providing you with history and information on this iconic area and thrilling you with speed, spins and adrenaline throughout your journey.

    Once there you can bathe in the soothing waters. Choose from 6 natural mineral pools, of various temperatures, whilst enjoying the picturesque setting. Plunge into the crystal clear lake, down the water slide, or lay on the golden beaches and soak up the sun. This secluded paradise also boasts changing rooms, toilets, a small café, picnic area and benches. At 2.5 hours, including travel time, this adventure presents as incredible value for money.

    Available 364 days of the year for that crisp winter morning bathe, summer picnic, group gathering or romantic starlit getaway this is a “Must Do” on your visit to the Bay of Plenty.

    Please note: minimum of 6 people required.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Rotorua, Rotorua, Rotorua District, Bay of Plenty Region, North Island
    Departure Time
    9am to 5pm Daily.
    2h 30m
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Driver/guide
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A minimum of 6 people per booking is required
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We took this tour as a part of our Royal Caribbean cruise. The guides were very knowledgeable and funny. The boat was a blast. My wife and daughter had a great time even though my wife's hand prints are probably permanently crimped into the boats handrail.
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    Response from KatoaRotorua, Manager at Katoa Jet & Geothermal Manupirua Hot Pools Lake Rotoiti
    Responded Mar 26, 2019
    Hi KirkJ108 Thanks for an awesome review. I'm sure her hand prints will buff right out! ;)
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    It's not cheap but I'd still recommend this. Staff were all excellent and everything is well run and organised. The hot springs are gorgeous but I'd hate to be there if it was busy (the area is quite small). Great way to see the area.
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    Response from kjetrotorua, Owner at Katoa Jet & Geothermal Manupirua Hot Pools Lake Rotoiti
    Responded Aug 17, 2018
    Hi there, Thank you for your review. We to think the Manupirua Hot pools in Lake Rotoiti are quite special. Also you can only get there by boat so no roads here. Our price of 125.00 does include the entry to the pools. So 90 minutes of jet boating as well as the soak in the natural pools. Some people say we are to cheap :) but we try and keep our prices down so that we are affordable for all. I really thank you for taking the time to review. cheers Fiona
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    Will was a great tour leader and his knowledge of the area, sense of humour and ability to interact with all ages made this a truly wonderful experience . Exciting, interesting and relaxing. The slide into the lake is a 'must do '
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    Response from kjetrotorua, Owner at Katoa Jet & Geothermal Manupirua Hot Pools Lake Rotoiti
    Responded Nov 14, 2017
    So you did the Manupirua Hot Pools. That is an amazing product. To find these hidden pools , they are a real gem indeed. Ah and yes Will is pretty awesome . I will pass this on to him. he will be stoked and thanks for taking the time to review. cheers Fiona
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