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ROTORUA DUCK TOURS – Tarawera & Lakes Tour


Welcome to Rotorua Duck Tours a unique Rotorua attraction offering amphibious sightseeing tours of Rotorua and it’s lakes area. On one of our Rotorua tours you will get a great introduction to Rotorua’s rich history and view some of its most spectacular scenery. Rotorua Duck Tours departs from a central city location at regular intervals throughout the day.

The fun begins as soon as you climb aboard one of our amazing WWII Military Landing Craft (known as Ducks), where you will meet your legendary ‘Conducktor’ who is in charge of your guided tour.



This 2 hour tour departs from the centre of town and heads straight out for “Splashdown” into Lake Okareka where we view abundant bird life and million dollar homes in an amphibious boat. The journey continues past the sacred Lake Rotokakahi (Green Lakes) onto Lake Tarawera where we view the magnificent volcanic domes of Mount Tarawera and hear stories of the devastating Tarawera eruption of 1886. Your return trip brings into view Te Wairoa (Buried Village) before splashing down into Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake), your third lake visit, before heading back into town. This tour is very history orientated covering Maori Migration to New Zealand (and then Rotorua), revealing the mystery of some of Rotorua’s more famous legends, and shedding light on the history of tourism in this fascinating geothermal and cultural centre.


Tarawera & Lakes Tour Schedule
Summer Only: 3.30pm (Oct-April)Hours of Operation
Daily 8.00am-8.30pm (except Christmas day)
Tour Duration
120 minutes
Departs from Tourism Rotorua Travel Office and iSite, 1167 Fenton St.