The Duck Tour + Whakarewarewa Combo

Experience the journey of the Māori! Explore the stunning Rotorua lakes district via a guided Duck tour, then enjoy a traditional lunch and cultural experience at Whakarewarewa – the Living Māori Village.

90 or 120 min
Tour + Cultural Experience

Perfect for
all ages

Adults: from $100
Kids: from $52.50

Enjoy Rotorua’s rich cultural history and natural beauty with Rotorua Duck Tours and Whakarewarewa

Rotorua is most famous for its geothermal wonders, rich cultural history, heritage and spectacular lakes and volcanoes. The Maori were the first to journey to this land hundreds of years ago and their discoveries are still important to our lives today. This combo allows you to experience this journey for yourself and discover why our land was so important to the Maori and remains so today.

With Rotorua Duck Tours you’ll experience the wider Rotorua district as you ride from land to lake on New Zealand’s ONLY genuine WW2 landing crafts. Choose between two tours; our 90min City and Lakes Tour or our more in-depth 120min Tarawera and Lakes Eco-tour. Explore the lakes and learn the fascinating history of Rotorua while you learn and laugh along with our legendary ‘conducktors’.

Whakarewarewa – The Living Maori Village will bring the stories you’ve heard to life! Home to two sub-trimes, Maori have lived here for hundreds of years and ‘Whaka’ (as it is known by locals) is a real living community that’s steeped in heritage, culture and geothermal wonders. On arrival, enjoy a famous hangi pie and geothermally cooked corn then check out the world-famous Pōhutu Geyser, as well as explore the steaming pools, fumaroles and traditional carvings of the village. Join the guided tour and experience an engaging and interactive Māori cultural performance.

Suggested Itineraries

City and Lakes + Whaka Village

Join the 11am City and Lakes Duck Tour finishing at 12.30pm. Head to Whaka Village and have a bite to eat. Explore the walking tracks in the village before viewing the 2pm cultural performance and join the 2.30pm guided tour.

11am arrive at Whaka Village and view 11.15am cultural performance. After the performance join the 11.45am tour. Have lunch and then join the 1pm City and Lakes Tour finishing at 2.30pm.

Tarawera and Lakes Tour + Whaka Village

12pm arrive at Whaka Village. Have lunch and then explore the walking tracks in the village. Join the 1pm guided tour and view the 2pm cultural performance. After the village join the 3.30pm Tarawera and Lakes Eco-Tour finishing at 5.30pm

This is a unique opportunity to enjoy a number of Rotorua’s most unique and impressive experiences rolled into one!

How to find us

Rotorua Duck Tours are located at 1241 Fenton Street in the heart of the city. Whaka village is a short 2.6km away at 17 Tryon Street.

Click here for directions.

City and Lakes Tour + Whakarewarewa Combo

Adult – $100

Child (3-16years) – $52.50


Tarawera and Lakes + Whakarewarewa Combo

Adult – $125

Child (3-16) – $76


Explore Rotorua’s scenic lake district, then enjoy a traditional Māori experience



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