Experience beautiful Lake Tarawera on Sophia, our 12m lake cruise boat.

A cruise on Lake Tarawera not only gives you access to one of the most beautiful lakes in New Zealand but introduces you to the amazing Maori cultural and geothermal history of this area.

Cruise the lake or add a Hot Water Beach stopover for a thermal soak or barbecue.

You can choose, sun and fresh air on the top deck, or relax on the sheltered lower deck.Your skipper and friendly hosts will introduce you to the natural highlights and fascinating history of the area.


  • Indoor table seating
  • 360 degree upper deck viewing
  • Morning tea, lunch or barbecue options
  • Multi TV audio visual for story telling
  • 60 passenger capacity
  • Wonderful friendly & helpful service. The staff were very friendly, and the trip was a great conclusion to the weekend
    Roam 414 via TripAdvisor   -   November 2018
  • Above and beyond. Super helpful, friendly service returning from Hot Water Beach.
    MMDunedin, via TripAdvisor   -   November 2018
  • The cruise was really great: David is a passionate guide who knows a lot about the history of the landscape around the lake and also about the people who lived there and live here today: so interesting!
    Leopold L, via TripAdvisor   -   August 2018
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