Water activity

Rotorua City and Lakes Duck Tour

4.7 / 5

65 reviews

Activity provider: Rotorua Duck Tours Ltd
Water activity

Rotorua City and Lakes Duck Tour

Activity provider: Rotorua Duck Tours Ltd

From US$ 52.65 per person

Discover Rotorua's stunning lakes district. Ride on land and in the water on New Zealand's only genuine World War II landing craft. Take in the sights of Rotorua without leaving your seat!

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Take in Rotorua’s sights from your seat on an amphibious bus
  • See amazing lakes, volcanic domes, geothermal sites, iconic buildings and more
  • Enjoy live commentary on the history of Rotorua
Full description
Discover Rotorua city and its lakes on a unique 90-minute sightseeing adventure that takes you over land and into the water by amphibious vehicle. This is the best way to see the city and experience the beauty of the lake region on a single tour. Your tour begins right in the heart of the city, where you’ll see the city’s top sights and learn about the diversity that makes Rotorua such a unique destination. Venture out of town to the spectacular lake region and take in magnificent views of Mount Tarawera. Splash down into Lake Tikitapu and Lake Okareka. The tour is educational and fun for the whole family. Everyone is sure to enjoy this unique adventure in an authentic WWII-era amphibious vehicle.
  • 90-minute fully guided amphibious bus tour
  • Live informative commentary
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

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Meeting point

1241 Fenton Street, Rotorua, New Zealand

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Dress warmly on cold days, as with the open windows on the bus it can sometimes get a bit cold and windy
  • Blankets are provided for colder days but please also be prepared
  • The tour operates in all weather. The bus has clear roll-down sides to keep you dry on rainy days
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 65 reviews

Review summary

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It was great. I thought that paying $100 for a three year old and a four year old was EXCESSIVE. It put a bit of a sting into the experience, in fact. Also, I have a suggestion: It would be great to have a 'cut out' of the duck where we could sit behind it and have our photo taken. We can't do it when it's parked at the side of the road because we can't enter the vehicle without the guides. Once the guides arrive, we're off . . . so it would be great if we had a place to take snap shots that had a mock up setting. (Like what they have for the luge toboggans at the Gondolas. We took some great pics there of the children.)

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February 28, 2023

Sean was an awesome guide, funny and has a great sense of humor. Some of the "dad jokes" he says sarcastically are really well scripted and adds great value to the trip. Got to be the best trip I've ever been on and I've done most of NZ

January 3, 2021

Good tour with funny guide/driver

February 25, 2023

Product ID: 108475