Tauranga (Rotorua), New Zealand
Kayaking on Lake Rotoiti
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Approximately 6½ hours
From the ship, transfer south from Tauranga to Lake Rotoiti -- one of the nine beautiful lakes in the Rotorua District.
Listen to a thorough safety briefing about your twin kayak before commencing your kayaking excursion. You'll paddle your way to explore the lake's coastline, where the pohutakawa tree (New Zealand's native Christmas tree) and other native species dominate the vegetation. Watch for classic kiwi 'baches' -- holiday homes scattered around the lake.
A highlight is exploring the small glow worm cave (limited to four kayaks at a time), and a dip in a hot spring will finish your day in relaxing style.
During your time on the lake, a picnic-style boxed lunch will be served at the lake's edge.
In the event of adverse conditions on Lake Rotoiti, an alternative location will be used; the alternative location does not include a glow worm cave. Wear your swimsuit under your clothing; bring a towel, sunscreen and a hat. Bring a change of clothing, as you may get wet. Wear shorts (jeans are not allowed). No previous kayaking experience is required, but a good level of fitness and mobility are required. You will be paddling for two hours, sometimes in breezy conditions. 45 minutes is spent at the hot pools for an optional swim. Minimum age is 8 years.