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“Best way to soak in Rotorua”

Rotorua Paddle Tours
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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) in Rotorua, New Zealand and we think your should come with us! We do trips around Rotorua's beautiful lakes. With some of New Zealand’s most beautiful waterways, surrounded by beautiful native Bush, wildlife , legendary natural hot springs and Turquoise water. Enjoy a brief lesson before embarking on our journey on one of the Stunning waterways available in the Rotorua region.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed August 18, 2014

My friend and I went for the tour around Ohau Channel and we picked up the technique pretty good all thanks to Denise! We have never paddled before and have never been so close to freshwaters thus it was a pretty amazing experience. Denise was very patient with us and showed us signature areas in Rotorua during the tour. We hope to come back for the Freshwater Tour in the summer!

Thank reggieveggieee
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

The best tour and value for money in Rotorua. The instruction and lesson was world class. I am 6'4" and managed not to go in the beautiful turquoise water once because I was shown and told the correct way to stand up paddle.

Staff, equipment and scenery was all amazing. We had a short introduction into basics on land, followed by a short session of getting used to the techniques on the lake, followed by what can only be described as an awesome tour of the Hamurana Sping. We paddled all the way to the source of the spring ( had a quick dip ) and cruised all the way back down. PERFECT!!!!

Unbelievable water with trout swimming straight under the boards. Would recommend this tour to everyone and wouldn't hesitate doing it again.

Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou

Nick & CC

Thank Ciggs78
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Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

What a lovely experience! I did the spring water tour with 3 other people and I loved it. I had done paddling before but even if you haven't done it it's so easy! The guide explains everything at the beginning and makes sure everyone is comfortable on the board before heading onto the spring. The scenery is beautiful. Unspoiled nature, trouts swimming under your board and so peaceful... Great experience!

Thank wanderlust_fernweh
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

We did the Hamurana springs tour - the clear, glass river is gorgeous. Paddle is calm and easy. Our only disappointment was how short it was: supposed to be 3hr tour, but we were back in our car after two hours. We were told we were more "athletic" and some people have real trouble paddling upstream (you just float on the way back). The spring was neat: a deep hole in the river that a few of our group jumped into (*cold* water!)
Thanks Denise and Bernd! I think we may do more SUP.

Thank Claudia M
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RotoruaPaddleTours, Owner at Rotorua Paddle Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2014

We had a great time paddling with your family and were glad you enjoyed yourselves. The tour length itself is 1.5 hours on the water, the drive to and from Rotorua is included this is why three hours is allowed for total tour time on the website.

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Reviewed November 18, 2013

Was dubious to book this as hubby isnt great in deep water. With Bernd as a guide for our group of 4 he soon had all the family on their feet and confident for the paddle to the hot pools. We had a fabulous time. Was pretty easy to pick up for first timers and we are definitely coming back for a second tour next year. Hot pools were divine to soak in and had the place to ourselves for basically the whole stay

Denise was brilliant to deal with by email and phone once we landed. But thanks to Bernd for amusing us all and proving our 18yo can't quite do everything :) (apologies to you Bernd I did say I would write a review...its just taken 12minths)

Thank Lee B
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