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Rotorua Duck Tours - City and Lakes Tour

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  • Rotorua City and Lakes Duck Tour
  • Enjoy a cruise along Lakes Tikitapu and Okareka
  • View historic sights of Rotorua's rich history
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Rotorua Duck Tours - City and Lakes Tour
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Overview
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.
What to Expect
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.
Reviews (98)
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Fun and enthusiastic guide

We had a fun trip on Mathilda the duck with our very enthusiastic guide Shelly. It's a great and intertaining ride

Thank Sabine K
DuckRotorua, General Manager at Rotorua Duck Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks Sabine, we appreciate you taking the time to leave this review and we are glad you enjoyed your tour.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brilliant day !

Had a great morning adventure. Shelly our driver was superb, very good fun and full of knowledge. Would certainly recommend to any friends visiting Rotorua.

Thank Yorkshire4ever
DuckRotorua, General Manager at Rotorua Duck Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the kind review! We always aim for a combination of fun and information and we are glad you got both with Shelley

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great 90 minute ride with Rotorua Duck Tours

Nick, our tour guide, gets 10/10 for a ride filled with interesting information and for providing us with a laugh a minute for nearly two hours that we were on board. It was a really interesting journey and and well worth the charge.

Thank cartwrightjanine
DuckRotorua, General Manager at Rotorua Duck Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

A laugh a minute for 2 hours. 120 laughs has to be tough on the lungs! Thanks for the kind review and we are glad you enjoyed your tour with Nick.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Brilliant tour with super friendly staff

We took our two young kids (5&8) on the duck tour and we all had a great time. The guy I'm the office was super friendly and helpful and Nick our driver was really knowledgeable and led the tour with good humour and plenty of...More

Thank DelorusP
DuckRotorua, General Manager at Rotorua Duck Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for this amazing review. It's always good to hear that the whole process from the office to the tour itself is performing well and feedback like this is always greatly appreciated. Thanks again and we are glad you and the kids enjoyed yourselves.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Lakes tour at 3:30pm

Shelly was a fantastic driver who kept us entertained the whole two hr tour with commentary, jokes and music. We lucked out and had good weather.More

Thank kinx81
DuckRotorua, General Manager at Rotorua Duck Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Not much we can do about that unpredictable NZ weather and thankfully we are well prepared for any weather condition but it is always nice to strike a sunny day as well. Thanks for the kind review and we are glad you enjoyed your tour...More

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