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About Paddle Board Rotorua
Paddle Board Rotorua are specialist paddle-boarding tour guides and one of the best activities to do in Rotorua. Owned and operated by passionate water-men, Matt Barnard and Nev Wilson, the company offers friendly yet professional service and deliver amazing guided tours on the Rotorua Lakes.
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Sunset Kayak Glow Worm Cave Tour

As the sun sets over the Bay of Plenty, take a kayak into the hidden glow worm caves around the Rotorua Caves on this remarkable after-dark tour. Instead of trying to find your own way out to the caves, take a kayak across the lakes with a guide by your side who can help you navigate the tunnels and keep you on course. Marvel at the clusters of glowing bugs and the way they light up these underground rock formations.
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3 hours
from $132.29

Rotorua Twilight Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour and Glow Worm Experience

Steer a stand-up paddleboard through a spectacular display of glow worms on a twilight tour of Lake Rotorua glow worm caves and rock formations. Paddling Lake Rotorua at dusk means the perfect light to see the glow worms at their sparkling, shining best, and you’ll watch the first stars appear over the lake as you return to shore.
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3 hours
from $82.38

Rotorua Lakes Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) Scenic Tour

See the rolling hills and sprawling rainforest of the Rotorua Lakes region from the lakes themselves on this unique paddle-board tour. Paddle around Lake Tikitapu, Lake Tarawera or Lake Okareka – your guide chooses the best lake on the day. See ancient volcanoes, old Māori pa and impressive caves and forests without having to pack for a sweaty multi-day hike. When you get tired on the boards, swim in the lakes or explore the shoreline at your own speed.
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2 hours 30 minutes
from $59.91

Steaming Kayak Tour

Active travelers who want to experience a combination of Rotorua’s best attractions will love this kayaking tour. While paddling a kayak around the beautiful shores of Lake Rotoiti, you’ll also get the chance to stop and bathe in natural outdoor hot springs. These are not a commonly known tourist attraction, and don’t get the same crowds as hot springs in central Rotorua. As numbers are limited to six on this tour, you can enjoy a peaceful wilderness-like experience.
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4 hours
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from $132.46

Pedal and Paddle Glow Worm Tour

Carpe noctem: seize the evening with this Rotorua tour, where you bounce through a forest in the afternoon, eat dinner in the coalescing twilight, and then paddle across a lake on stand up paddle boards to see some glow worm grottoes. This small group tour is a beautifully immersive experience, whether you’re going through the trees or over the water.
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270 to 330 minutes
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from $206.81
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy pick up in central Rotorua, short drive to lake with a very friendly & knowledgeable guide. So peaceful, easy for first time paddle boarders. Paddle put in the setting sun & watch the glow worms in 2 caves after dark. Truely spectacular

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NevW18, Owner at Paddle Board Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi thanks for reviewing us so good to hear you enjoyed this trip. Happy Travels

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely kayak tour. It was magical ! Totally worth it !!! The night was clear... we saw a lot of stars, a great moon and for sure lots of glow worm... really beautiful experience. A big thank you to all the crew. Claire and Jack

Date of experience: February 2020
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paddleboardrotorua, Owner at Paddle Board Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Claire and Jack, thanks for taking the time to review us. You are so welcome. Happy Travels

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really intimate group size, tour guide was real friendly and welcoming. Caves were quite small which meant you felt really close to the glow worms - we were glad we didnt choose a bigger tour of caves elsewhere in NZ. Also the paddle boarding was...More

Date of experience: February 2020
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paddleboardrotorua, Owner at Paddle Board Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi thanks so much for taking the time to review us. Glad you had a great time.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour guide was late but nice. We are in our 20's and in pretty good shape but this was very physically demanding, and we were worn out halfway through. The website is a bit misleading in this regard. The caves are very short and...More

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paddleboardrotorua, Owner at Paddle Board Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi thanks so much for taking the time to review your trip. This is not normal feedback for our trip as our paddle distance is not far at all. I'm wondering if this review is meant for our company as there are some other glow...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a must do evening activity. A very beautiful experience. Kayaking under sky full of stars. The guides are amazing and very friendly

Thank Girishgangwani
paddleboardrotorua, Owner at Paddle Board Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Girish thanks for taking the time to review us. Thanks for this great feedback Happy Travels

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