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Rotorua Duck Boat Guided City and Lakes Tour

Rotorua, New Zealand

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icon1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 7 more
Good for avoiding crowds


Discover Rotorua on a 1.5-hour duck tour. This sightseeing adventure takes you aboard a World War II amphibious vehicle — able to travel on land and water. Start with a city tour past Government Gardens, the Blue Baths and more before splashing down into Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake) and Lake Okareka. Enjoy family fun along the way with a provided duck caller, and listen to live commentary about Rotorua’s history and local landmarks.
  • Rotorua City and Lakes Duck Tour
  • Enjoy a cruise along Lakes Tikitapu and Okareka
  • View historic sights of Rotorua's rich history
  • Ride in an authentic WWII amphibious "duck"
  • Tour local landmarks such as Lake Rotorua, Mokoia Island, Geothermal Sulphur Point, Government Gardens, The Museum and Blue Baths
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Live commentary on board
90-minute tour on authentic World War II amphibious vehicle
Free "duck caller" for every passenger
Food and drinks
1241 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Start your duck tour in central Rotorua, where you’ll board an authentic WWII amphibious ‘duck’ that traverses land and water. This 90-minute adventure for all ages is the perfect introduction to Rotorua and offers entertainment for the whole family.

Watch Rotorua's history unfold as you ride past top landmarks and other highlights including Government Gardens public park near Lake Rotorua — punctuated by Mokoia Island; the thermal attraction of Geothermal Sulphur Point; the elegant Rotorua Museum (Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa); and the Blue Baths, established in 1931.

Hear live commentary and anecdotes about Rotorua’s past, and continue your tour with a splashdown into Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake) and Lake Okareka. You’ll visit a lakeside community where the duck's elevation affords magnificent views of Mt Tarawera before returning to central Rotorua.
Pass By:  
Lake Rotorua
Drive around lakefront and learn about history. Great for photo opportunities.
Stop At:  
Rotorua Duck Tours
Where all our tours depart from
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Blue Baths
Drive past, view and learn about history
Pass By:  
Government Gardens
We drive through the Government Gardens, learn about history.
Pass By:  
Lake Okareka Walkway
Talk about walkway on tour
Pass By:  
Blue Lake Track
Point our where the track starts and how good it is.
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Mt. Tarawera
View and learn about 1886 Eruption
Pass By:  
Redwoods Treewalk
Learn about Treewalk
Pass By:  
Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest
Drive past, view and talk about history
Pass By:  
Rotorua Museum
Stop view and learn about
Pass By:  
Blue Baths
Drive by and learn about
Pass By:  
Sulphur Point
Drive around, view and learn about
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Rotorua Duck Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Rotorua Duck Boat Guided City and Lakes Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers.

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222 Reviews
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, Apr 2021
All of it was great Good humorous commitary and very informative of the history around Rotorua and surrounding areas Also the info on the bird life in the lakes exelent
Awesome tour with Duck Tours Rotorua
, Jan 2021
Loved the tour. Tour guide was very humerous and knowledgeable. Suitable for all ages - a really awesome thing to do.
Awesome, funny, knowledgeable and entertaining.
, Jan 2021
We had so much fun from the time we checked in - the tour guides were a laugh a minute but also very informative and knowledgeable. The experience of being in the "duck" was an incredible experience. Highly recommend. I really wish we had done this when our children were younger as they have flown the coup now but children were 'wowed'.
Fantastic and entertaining excursion
, Mar 2020
The tour was well worth it and Shelley (guide) was bright and interactive acted with the guests. BRILLANT
icon Response from Host , Jun 2020
In capital letters even! That's got to be a good sign. Thank you for this awesome review!
Amazing experience
, Feb 2020
Amazing experience. The guides were very friendly and knowledgeable and the scenery was unforgettable.
Absolutely Brilliant
, Jun 2019
Fantastic! Nick did a fabulous job, entertaining , funny and very informative. Would do it again even knowing it now. Great for kids and families and couples. My husband was thoroughly entertained and loved the duck!. Can't recommend this tour if there is one thing you do DO THIS !!!
This was a great trip and enjoyed by...
Wayne G
, Feb 2018
This was a great trip and enjoyed by my wife, myself and our two grand children. We has an excellent driver/ tour guide. the vehicle itself is a wonderful piece of history.
Relaxed and enjoyable way to see all...
, Dec 2017
Relaxed and enjoyable way to see all the main sights at one go.
Our wonderful driver and tour guide...
Robin A
, Nov 2015
Our wonderful driver and tour guide made this very, very enjoyable.
This was an awesome tour! We went on...
, Nov 2015
This was an awesome tour! We went on a rainy day unfortunately, but it was still absolutely worth it. Our guide, Grant, was funny and knowledgeable. Definitely a worth while tour!

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