Lake & River Activities

Famously lake and river paddle boardingRotorua is famous for its lakes and rivers and the opportunities they offer for swimming, fishingpaddle boarding and other water sports. Relax in a lake edge thermal hot pool or take a picnic and enjoy our most popular lakeside reserves. The sparkling lakes and cool clear rivers around Rotorua make the region a water lover's paradise.

No visit to Rotorua is complete without a white water rafting trip on the grade 5 Kaituna River and experiencing the adrenalin of rafting the world's highest commercially rafted waterfall, Tutea Falls. For even more adventure, take a jet boat ride with Kawarau Jet to Mokoia Island, or jump on board with NZ Riverjet and enjoy a unique glimpse of some spectacular scenery. If taking it easy is more your style, enjoy comfort and relaxation sailing on Lake Rotoiti with Pure Cruise.