Lake Rotoiti Water Shuttle and Hot Pools

From NZD $65.00
  • Duration: 150 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
  • Product code: PE9AUW

Cruise Lake Rotoiti to the boat access only geothermal paradise at Manupirua Hot Pools. Totally unique to New Zealand, and around the world, this little haven has been rated one of New Zealand's best hot pool locations and is open 365 days of the year!

This is a 2.5 hour experience. The boat ride takes around 20 minutes each way allowing around 1.5 hours at the pools. Your friendly skipper is always happy to chat about the lake if you have any questions at all. There are 7 pools on the shore fed from the spring, they are all different temperatures to allow for everyone's bathing preference. If you need to cool off there is the beach to walk into the fresh waters of the lake or take the fast route - down the slide at the end of the jetty! The beach is geothermal too, so if you don't fancy a swim, paddle in the sands and as you twist your feet in they will get warm naturally.

A short but steep walkway leads up to a viewpoint above the pools for those who would like to take in the stunning panorama of Lake Rotoiti. You can grab a snack, ice cream or beer from the café on site before boarding the launch and heading back across the lake warm and relaxed.

The price includes return water taxi with skipper and entry to the hot pools. We are able to pickup at The VR Rotorua Lake Resort, Mourea the Okere Falls Jetty in Okere Falls and most private jetties in the Western end of Lake Rotoiti at no extra charge - Please email us to discuss this option. 

The shuttle service requires a minimum of 4 adults and above for a confirmed departure, if you are 2 guests please let us know HERE what days you are available and we can try to link you with others who would like to experience the pools too. You can still book on but you will receive a PENDING booking. This will change to CONFIRMED if 2 more book on. We will endeavor to let you know as soon as we can.

Please note the above is for a shuttle service on the set times/days on the website. For large groups wanting custom timing or special occasions please contact us HERE for a quote. 

Bookings are essential - door sales are unavailable. 

Pricing definition 

Adult (16yr +) 

Child (5-16yrs)

Infant (0-5) 

Bookings are essential - door sales unavailable. 


Standard pick up and drop off locations: 

VR Lake Resort location - Address366, Rotorua, 3074

Okere Falls Store Jetty - Address: 757A State Highway 33, Okere Falls, Rotorua 3074


What to Bring: 

  • Swimwear
  • Towels 
  • Drink bottle
  • Suitable footwear (If taking a hike to the viewing platform)
  • Sunscreen 
  • Cash/Eftpos (If purchasing goods from the Hot pools shop)