Tarawera & Lakes Eco-Tour
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The Rotorua District is home to 18 stunning lakes, amazing natural landscapes and lush native bush. Our Tarawera and Lakes Eco-Tour will take you from the centre of town into a culturally, ecologically and historically significant area.
Home to ancient Maori tribes our tour route takes you through the Tikitapu scenic reserve visiting 4 lakes and splashing down onto 3. You’ll learn about ancient Maori history, the establishment of tourism in the area, geothermal forces that shaped our land, agriculture, flora and fauna and the list goes on. It is an cultural, ecological and historical eco-tour that is informative, fun and unique!
The eco-tour is a 2-hour extravaganza that has been described as ‘enlightening’ by our guests. You’ll learn a lot and our guides will have you laughing along the way as well.
- Discover the history of our area with a fun & entertaining fully guided commentary, delving deep into Maori history, geothermal activity, volcanoes, legends and more
- Splash down onto three different lakes; Lake Okareka, Lake Tikitapu and iconic Lake Tarawera
- See breath taking views of the volcanic domes of Mt Tarawera and learn about history of this devastating eruption
- Surround yourself with the stunning lake scenery that our district has to offer
The Ducks are now heated for cooler days! We have clear roll down sides, blankets and heaters on board the Duck. Our lakes are very sheltered and don’t get affected much by weather, if anything they get more beautiful! We are prepared for all weather!
October – April
May – September
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.
Family, Fun & Stunning Views of the Lakes of Roturua
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!
Mumbai (Bombay), India