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“Great Ride to Sulfur Pools”

Pure Cruise - Day Cruises
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Experience the best of the Rotorua Lakes aboard the luxury sailing catamaran Tiua on the fresh waters of Lake Rotoiti. Pure Cruise offers a genuine, personal sailing experience exploring the native bays and coves of this beautiful lake under sail. Fish for Rainbow Trout, soak in the lake edge thermal pools and hear stories & legends of the local Maori, all accompanied by fine wine and great food. Pure Cruise is an off the beaten track indulgence that is unmistakably New Zealand.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed February 14, 2017

We go directly to the Hot Spring Pools which are located in Manupirua Bay on Lake Rotoiti. It is only accessible by boat. We had the good fortune to be on Pure Cruise - a great refurbished boat with a knowledgeable enthusiastic excellent crew of women. The pools felt great. I did not jump in the cold lake after but you probably should. I highly recommend spending the afternoon with them. For more info and photos read my blog on Rotorua at travel well fly safe dot com.

Thank jaynezak
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Reviewed February 1, 2017

An absolutely stunning Rotoiti experience matched in every respect by the crew, the vessel and the lake.

Thank murraymarionguy
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Reviewed December 30, 2016

About 25 of us joined Louise and her crew of 2 to celebrate a special occasion with friends. We really enjoyed the experiences of sailing and motoring (at times) across Lake Rotoiti to the hot springs and sheltered bays through the crisp green waters. The freshness of the experience was captivating.

The pools were so inviting; enabling people to move through differing temperatures and chat to others. It was so special.

It was a very laid back experience but one that the hosts made sure that we enjoyed.

Coming back to the mooring, sitting at the front of the catamaran with the wind and waves, tucked up in beanbags and blankets, was certainly an amazing experience, especially going into the setting sun.

I was very proud to share the occasion with my friends as well as knowing that this was something very special that New Zealand can offer to travellers to the country.

Thank vecee
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Reviewed December 30, 2016

We took a Pure Cruise Luxury Cruise on Lake Rotoiti as an excursion from our cruise ship. WOW what a wonderful day! The catamaran sailboat was large, well-maintained, great crew and the lunch was fantastic! What a wonderful day we had & great photos too! Thank you.

Thank Karen B
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Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

The ultimate relaxation on the beautiful waters of Rotoiti. Matt, the skipper shared some magic spots with us: hot water bathing, ancient caves, not to mention his pleasant company. Great memories for us all to take home! Thanks Matt.

Thank 116louisef
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