At Select NZ we are always looking for exclusive new experiences for discerning clients and we are delighted to announce a new initiative by a premium tourism operator, Pure Cruise based on the shores of Lake Rotoiti, connected by a natural channel to nearby Lake Rotorua. Pure Cruise is now providing an overnight private charter on their luxury 53ft catamaran sailing on the pristine waters of Lake Rotoiti.
Lake Rotoiti was formed over 8500 years ago and is really two lakes in one. The eastern section sits in the north of a volcanic depression – the Okataina Caldera - and has many hot sulphur springs. The western half sits in a drowned valley, Te Awa-i-Takapuwhaia, and was formerly an outlet for Lake Rotorua. The two lakes today share a navigable outlet at Rotoiti’s western end.
Lake Rotoiti is a deep lake, 11km in length and is popular for water sports and trophy trout fishing with natural hot pools to bathe in which can only reached by boat, and with secluded coves and pumice sand beaches to explore. The lake is steep sided with beautiful native pohutukawa trees, tree ferns and native bush on its slopes and its shore edge. It is steeped with rich cultural history and has important cultural, historic and scenic sites around the lake - at Okere Falls Scenic Reserve, the Hinehopu/Hongi Track, and the Lake Rotoiti and the Hinehopu Scenic Reserves.
An overnight on Pure Cruise about Tiua provides a unique alternative to a conventional lodge stay, in a beautiful lake location. Tiua has three beautifully appointed double berths with adjoining ensuites and guests overnight stay is complimented with an array of cuisine using fresh local ingredients and tailored activities specific to guests requirements.
Imagine, sailing along in a gentle evening breeze, relaxing with a glass of exquisite NZ wine, a trout fishing line running out the back of the catamaran as you head for the natural hot springs set on the side of the lake for a relaxing soak in a hot pool, before al fresco dining back on board and after retiring, a heavenly sleep….
Select NZ can arrange this exclusive experience for you on Pure Cruise’s Tiua together with a selection of other premium experiences in the region, that you will leave with life time memories of your visit to New Zealand.