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Hello and welcome to Ki te Hoe - Waka Paddle Rotorua. In our language “Ki te Hoe” means get ready to paddle and that is exactly what we enable you to do. 

We invite you to join us to experience our waka (canoe) culture, hear stories of our history and connection to Lake Rotorua, and learn how to paddle our traditionally styled waka tētē.

We look forward to sharing our beautiful environment with you, and hosting you as manuhiri (guests) in a true expression of manākitanga (hospitality). A unique experience that will stay with you for a lifetime.

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Waka Paddle Experience

- A True Voyage of Discovery

  • 1 hour duration (3o minutes on the water)

  • Paddle instruction

  • Interactive paddle tour

  • Learn cultural practices, history and stories and direct from the Māori people of this area

  • Suited to most ages and fitness levels (please contact us to discuss booking preschoolers)

Waka Paddle Rotorua Maori Culture

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- The New Day Tour

  • 1 hour duration (3o minutes on the water)

  • Experience Lake Rotorua at it's best - in the early morning - a uniquely tranquil time

  • More suited to older children and adults - with quiet focus on peaceful paddling in unison for a mindful experience

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Group, Corporate and Charter Experiences

  • Replicate the regular Waka Tours, or adapt for your unique requirements

  • Enhance your team's cultural awareness and knowledge in a relaxed environment

  • Develop the ability to work more cohesively and collaboratively

  • Ideal for sports and school teams 

  • Prices vary depending on your needs and group size.  Typically $60 per adult, $40 teenager or senior, $30 child, under 5years free (with accompanying adult)

  • Catering can be accommodated (at extra cost)

Please contact us directly to discuss

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