• Rotorua City and Lakes Tour

Rotorua City & Lakes Tour

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 Ōkāreka 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 Māori drawings and native bush up close.
  • See the sacred Rotokākahi (Green Lake) and hear the Māori legend of this lake.
  • Learn about the thriving tourism industry that existed in the 1800’s as well as ecology, geology, traditional Māori 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.

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Loved by young and old for almost 2 decades


Adult – $85
Children (3-16 years) – $50
Infants (under 2) – Free

Family Special (2 adults 2 kids) – Normally $250 now $195 – Save $75!
Additional Child over Family – $40,  Seniors $76.50


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.

Loved by young and old for almost 2 decades

The lakes part of the tour includes splashdown onto Tikitapu and Ōkāreka, 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.

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Such an amazing experience!

We were on our honeymoon and I can tell ya now everyone on the duck made it such an amazing time.

TripAdvisor - Otaki, NZ, March 2020

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  • “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.”

    A quacking great tour!

  • “The entire experience of booking on iSite, boarding the tour, very friendly and child attentive tour operator Sean, my children ages 12 & 9 loved the entire 2 hours and so did my wife and me. Even the safety drill was conducted so well, the children and adults had a short stint at the wheel in the lakes, made them feel really special. The tour operators choice of music was excellent too. Not a moment was wasted on this lovely journey!”

    Family, Fun & Stunning Views of the Lakes of Roturua

  • “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. The kids found it so entertaining and there were plenty of facts and info for adults too. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for something different to do.”

    Had an absolute blast

  • “We had an awesome time on our duck boat tour today - with a very entertaining tour guide (Shelly) who kept us laughing... the rain didn't stop us from enjoying ourselves either! Definitely recommend it! Thanks guys :)”

    Duck Boat tour

  • “What a great day we had. Our tour guide Marcus was very knowledgeable on the history of Rotorua. Had a great sense of humour with plenty of laughs, from start to finish, especially with our complimentary duck whistle. If your ever in Rotorua this is definitely a must do tour.”

    lots of laughs

  • “The Duck Tour is a very great opportunity to discover beautiful Rotorua and its surroundings. On a really funny tour we learned a lot and saw amazing landscape and lakes. Very unique because of this really cool vehicle, where else can you drive a duck on your own?! I would highly recommend the Duck to everybody who wants to have a special experience in Rotorua!”

    Rotorua from another nice perspective