Rotorua City & Lakes
Experience the thrill of riding in New Zealand’s only genuine operating WW2 landing crafts and seeing beautiful scenery en route, it promises to be a real highlight of your time in Rotorua.
- Experience three splashdowns as you go from land to lake at Lake Tikitapu, Lake Okareka and Lake Tarawera
- Journey through stunning natural landscapes and historically significant sites
- View and experience Mt Tarawera as you immerse yourself in the story of this history changing eruption
- Get even closer to nature as you disembark the Duck at Lake Tarawera and have the opportunity to view Maori drawings and native bush up close
- See the sacred Rotokakahi (Green Lake) and hear the Maori legend of this lake
- Learn about the thriving tourism industry that existed in the 1800’s as well as ecology, geology, traditional Maori stories and more
- Laugh along with our famous conducktors
- An amazing tour for all ages!
The Duck is a truly magnificent vehicle able to travel on land and water. Come and experience Rotorua and its lakes from a totally unique perspective.
→ Children Drive the Duck
Receive drivers licence and holiday pack
Join us these school holidays for the most fun we have had on a Duck yet! We are recruiting new Duck drivers and issuing a license to all that pass our rigorous testing. Not only that but they will be made an honorary Duck driver with a certificate, colouring page, and whistle to let everyone know they successfully drove a Duck!
So come along for a ride and have a quacking good time!
Adult – $75
Children (3-16 years) – $50
Infants (under 2) – Free
Family Special (2 adults 2 kids) – Normally $250 now $175 – Save $75!
Additional Child over Family – $40
Bookings are essential, and booking online is easy! Alternatively, don’t hesitate to call us on 07 345 6522 to secure your spot.
Weekends – 11am
Weekdays – 11am
All tours depart from the Rotorua Duck Store at 1241 Fenton Street, opposite Amazing Thai. Tour times are subject to change, please check our booking page for confirmed tour times.
About the tour
This tour is broken into two parts which includes a tour through the city, it’s amazing gardens, iconic buildings, and geothermal areas before heading out for Splashdown into two of Rotorua’s most stunning lakes.
The lakes part of the tour includes splashdown onto Tikitapu and Okareka, magnificent views of Mt Tarawera and lush native forests.
Our guides will take you on a journey that everyone who joins us will remember. They will show you the sights and tell you all about what you’re seeing but the most amazing thing is that they will do it while everyone has a laugh. You’ll understand when you experience it that it’s the perfect blend of history and humour! We are all about showing people a good time.
Our passion for our lakes and our area will put a smile on your face as you experience it with us on your journey. You’re travelling through volcanic craters in a genuine WW2 landing craft, seeing the awe on people’s faces as you splash down into the water. You literally can’t find this anywhere else in the world!
Our tours depart at regular intervals daily from a central city location. For full availability please click here.
Had an absolute blast
My sister and I took my two kids on a 90 minute tour which included going onto the Blue and Green Lakes. It was so much fun. We had a driver and tour guide that were a lot of laughs. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for something different to do.
Mandy687 – Brisbane, Australia
A quacking great tour!
Highly recommend this tour for families, Shaun was our guide, had so much fun, laughter, music and learnt alot about Rotorua Lake District. If you are thinking of doing it – do it you will not regret it.
Marie M – Australia