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Paddle Board Rotorua are specialist paddle-boarding tour guides and one of the best activities to do in Rotorua. Owned and operated by passionate water-men, Matt Barnard and Nev Wilson, the company offers friendly yet professional service and...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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| Rotorua Lakes District, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just returned from an amazing time out on the water with Nev. Lake Tarawera, and the scenery, definitely put it on, but none of that matters without an awesome guide! We are still buzzing from it all. Nev was great from the get go. Great...More

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NevW18, Owner at Paddle Board Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks so much for reviewing us. Great to here you had an epic time.. you guys were awesome customers !!! we look forward to seeing you again

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time with New and the rest of our team awesome! Paddling for the first and didn't fall into the river so yay for me! :) Nev was very helpful and patient with us first timers. The glow warms were amazing! Would be...More

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NevW18, Owner at Paddle Board Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for this review and highly recommending us! We are glad you had a great time !

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First the paddle tour was really nice on the empty lake and then the beauty of the glow worms was really astonishing. This is one of few phenomen you have to watch by yourself to grasp the mystic behind it. The guide also was very...More

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NevW18, Owner at Paddle Board Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for reviewing us awesome to hear you had a really good time !

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Paddle boarding was Definitely one of the highlights of this trip. We went at twilight: the sun was just setting, The lake was calm like glass and there were wild birds all around us . It was a very peaceful but fun experience. My husband...More

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NevW18, Owner at Paddle Board Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for such a detailed review ! So glad you had a fun peaceful and unique experience. Thanks again

Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

I was looking for a paddle activity because I really wanted to do so in NZ. I booked this tour because it combines sport and awesome nature. Thank you so much Nev for this guided tour, full of glow worms and stars in the sky,...More

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NevW18, Owner at Paddle Board Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Thanks so much for recommending us. Stoked you had an amazing time !

Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

I'd only attempted to paddle board once before this trip & that did not go to well with my lack of balance! Nev was the most professional, fun and knowledgeable guide and the whole experience is one of the best things we've done on our...More

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NevW18, Owner at Paddle Board Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2018

Wow thanks so much for this review. So stoked you had an amazing experience with us.

Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

This afternoon expreince was amazing for us! We came with little expectation and it turned out to be an unforgetable evening. Matty taught us how to stand on the board and off we went into the most amazing lake in Rotorua. It was getting dark...More

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NevW18, Owner at Paddle Board Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Wow. Thanks for so much for reviewing. We are very happy to hear that you loved every moment of our tour. That is why we do what we do. Thank you

Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

We had a really great time paddle boarding! Matty is a great instructor - with his explanations it was very easy to learn how to paddle! Also we've had a great conversation, so it felt like we have an old friend in Rotorua! The tour...More

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NevW18, Owner at Paddle Board Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review . We work hard at giving the best tour experience possible so glad you enjoyed it .

Reviewed September 5, 2018

After sifting through many pages of big-scale tour operators while looking for a way to see the Glow Worms, I stumbled on Paddle Board Rotorua. My tour was only me and one other traveler with our tour guide and we got such a great value...More

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NevW18, Owner at Paddle Board Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2018

Thanks so much for reviewing us ! So glad you had a great experience

Reviewed August 26, 2018

Just got back from an amazing evening of paddle boarding and seeing the glow warm caves. The location was absolutely beautiful and the experience of getting to silently float into caves and stare up at a ceiling of glow worms is an experience I won't...More

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Nev W, Owner at Paddle Board Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2018

Hi thanks so much for reviewing us. Great to hear you enjoyed our tour !

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