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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.
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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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Awesome experience

Many thanks for our super ride today. We took our family two adults and two teenagers . Surprisingly they got into the swing of it and laughed a lot! From the interesting local history to the scenic lakes it was fun all the way ....More

Thank cara r
DuckRotorua, General Manager at Rotorua Duck Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

One of our favorite past times is getting teenagers involved in things but thankfully in the case of your group it was really easy and everyone was awesome to have on the Duck! We are glad you had such a good time and thank you...More

Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile
City and Lakes tour

A lot of fun and a lot of interesting info about Rotorua, the locals, and it's explosive past! Our driver was a great story teller with plenty of Dad jokes

Thank marilynrb
DuckRotorua, General Manager at Rotorua Duck Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

You say we have dad jokes yet you make a pun about our 'explosive past' well played indeed!! Thanks for leaving this review and we are glad you enjoyed your experience with us.

Reviewed 15 June 2018
Great fun for all ages

My hubby and I went on our second duck tour this week and loved every second of it. Our driver Marcus,was very entertaining and knowledgeable and a credit to the company. I would highly recommend anyone who is thinking of doing this tour to do...More

Thank aussiechick2360
DuckRotorua, General Manager at Rotorua Duck Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Second Duck Tour in a week? That's commitment and we love to see it!! Thanks for the kind words and we are glad you had a good time with Marcus or Tom Cruise as he sometimes prefers to be known by. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile
Rockstar good!!!!

This is the second duck tour I have ever done, and it was fantastic! Our driver Shelley was informative and super entertaining. The tour itself was fantastic, and really gives you a glimpse into the beauty of the area.More

Thank irshcladda
DuckRotorua, General Manager at Rotorua Duck Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Going second is always hard as you have shoes to fill but it seems in this case we brought our own shoes instead! Thanks for the kind words and we are glad you had a good tour with Shelley. You are right about the beauty...More

Reviewed 27 May 2018
Fun and informative

Booked the tour online before the trip if you don't want to have disappointment. The tour showed us around the city and went to 2 lakes. It was fun and learned some facts about Rotorua.

Thank hyaus
DuckRotorua, Owner at Rotorua Duck Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Hi Hyaus. Thank you for the positive feedback from the tour. We try to provide an exceptional overall view of what Rotorua is about from its past to the now. Thank you for taking the time to experience Rotorua along with the Duck. Trevor

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