Lake & River Activities

Rotorua Paddle Tours

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.

Kawarau Jet - 30min Jet Tour

Book a 30min Jet Tour of Lake Rotorua and let our professional drivers thrill you with speed, spins and adrenalin. Visit iconic landmarks such as Kawaha Point, Mokoia Island and Sulphur Bay. Hear the history of the land and the poeple that have shaped Rotorua into the cultural and event capital of New Zealand.

Lakeland Queen

Take a different look at Rotorua onboard the Lakeland Queen, the only stern wheel paddle boat and large cruising vessel operating on the iconic Lake Rotorua. With two deck levels that can accommodate up to 200 seated guests in comfort, the cruise offers a truly unique dining experience.

Aotearoa Waka Experience Tours

Explore and discover the region’s beautiful Moana (lakes) and Awa (rivers) aboard either Kahukura and Tieke, the specially designed 24 seat ‘waka tangata’ (people’s canoe) which have travelled throughout the rohe (surrounding areas) for many years.

River Rats Raft & Kayak

River Rats Raft and Kayak are one of New Zealand’s most professional and well-known rafting companies. Over 30 years experience in providing customers with quality adventures, take pride on safety-first culture and attention to detail. Offer rafting on the Kaituna (Grade 5) - Awesome with a 7 metre waterfall, Wairoa (Grade 5) - Wild (dates available on request), Rangitaiki (Grade 3-4) - Adventurous, fun & beautifully scenic, and on the Rangitaiki (Grade 2) - Scenic and great for families. Sledging Trips are offered on the lower Kaituna River.

KJet Parasailing

KJet Parasailing is a truly unique experience where you can sit back, relax and enjoy the exhilaration of free flight up to 400 feet in the air whilst you admire the truly stunning views of Lake Rotorua and the surrounding area.