Sam Smith hops aboard a boat in Lake Tarawera after fans blast his music at him

Sam Smith hops aboard a boat in Lake Tarawera after fans blast his music at him
  1. Sam Smith hops aboard a boat in Lake Tarawera after fans blast his music at him
    A group of holidaymakers on Lake Tarawera convinced singer Sam Smith to jump on their boat by blasting his music at…

A group of holidaymakers on Lake Tarawera convinced singer Sam Smith to jump on their boat by blasting his music at him.

The Grammy-winning singer is holidaying in New Zealand - including a stint at Lake Tarawera near Rotorua.

Taylor Powell told TVNZ they spotted someone who looked like the British star on another boat.

Sam Smith is holidaying in New Zealand. GETTY IMAGES

Sam Smith is holidaying in New Zealand.

When she spotted his distinctive elbow tattoos - one saying "honesty" and one saying "alone" - she knew it was really him.

* English singer Sam Smith in New Zealand, visits Rotorua Cafe
* Sam Smith is losing his 's...' over New Zealand's beauty

Have you seen Sam Smith or any other stars on holiday in New Zealand? Email your newstips, photos and video to

Powell and her family friends began to blast Smith's smash hit 'Stay With Me' loud enough for him to hear, and waved for him to come over.

Eventually Smith's boat approached theirs, and he hopped aboard.

"He was taking pictures and selfies, asking what we were doing and how our holiday was going," Powell told TVNZ.

The singer was "genuine, easy to talk to and very lovely."

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