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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a great time out paddling. We got to visit 2 great glow worm caves and it was a lot of fun. They gave us a quick comprehensive paddle board lesson and then we went out for a couple hours. Both our guides were really...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Libbychristinem
NevW18, Owner at Paddle Board Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi thanks for taking your time to review us here on Trip Advisor........ that is a Minnesota Nice review for sure. Happy Travels

Reviewed 4 days ago

Our guide Matt was amazing, very attentive and kind. He also knew a great deal about native plants and Maori culture. I can't swim but even that didn't stop me from enjoying the spectacular view of the lake. A must do when you're in Rotorua

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LeDHo
NevW18, Owner at Paddle Board Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Really glad you enjoyed your experience with us and thanks for recommending us as a must do. Happy Travels.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Matty and Jess took us stand-up paddling in Lake Okareka after sunset to visit the glow worm caves. The group was small enough for it to be an intimate and personal experience. From start to finish, we felt really comfortable and well taken care of....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Marilyn G
NevW18, Owner at Paddle Board Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hey marilyn thanks for reviewing us. So glad that you had an unforgettable and memorable experience. Your welcome !! Happy travels

Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a very cool way to see glow worms and do something active at the same time. The tour started in the early evening and I got picked up from the Rotorua i-Site by the guide. At the lake I could borrow a wetsuit and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Eva13Manon
MattB6504, Owner at Paddle Board Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks some much for taking the time to review us eva! Great to hear you had an awesome time!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had such an amazing time with Nev's story telling in transit, Matty & Jess as guides with space and time to get comfortable on the boards, then just cruise around the waters edge, we listened as both Matty & Jess shared knowledge about local...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank vickiwallaceltd
NevW18, Owner at Paddle Board Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow thanks for such an awesome review you guys were super lucky to see the impressive night sky..... glad you guys had an amazing time with us. Thanks again Nev

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

really friendly guides! with good experience! pretty lake! price is more than fair enough! thank you for the amazing evening! check them out guys!!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank hannahgreb
NevW18, Owner at Paddle Board Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey hannah, thanks for reviewing us. Your so welcome for a great evening ! Happy Travels and please track down our jet motors in Klagenfurt - LOL

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I had booked a tour with another company that ended up being cancelled 10 minutes before starting and luckily Nev was able to help us out so we wouldn’t miss out on the super cool tour. Highly recommend these guys, they were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Britovanessa1
NevW18, Owner at Paddle Board Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey thanks for reviewing us ! Just clarifying the other tour that cancelled on you is in a different location as we are the only operator currently on our lake location. Stoked to hear you had a great experience

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an absolute blast with Nev on the kayak tour. Good bloke and very happy to let my kids talk his hind legs off in the kayak whilst we paddled around a very pretty lake till it got dark. The glow worms were amazing. Best...More

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

Glad you guys had a great trip with us and thanks for taking the time to review us !! I think I learned more on that tour than all of the previous tours combined with the ed-encyclopedia. Glad you enjoyed Hobbiton ! Safe Travels

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The guides were so friendly and helpful, being inexperienced paddleboarders as we were. The glow worms were just a beautiful sight. It was definitely and experience we won't forget.

Thank kez1777
NevW18, Owner at Paddle Board Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi thanks so much for taking the time to review us we really appreciate your feedback and are glad to hear you had an unforgettable time.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very nice activity without the need for experience with paddle boarding. The glow worms are a nice extra on this trip. Very friendly guide as well!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sharon M
NevW18, Owner at Paddle Board Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi sharon thanks for reviewing us !!! Glad you had a nice experience with us

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