Tarawera & Lakes Eco-Tour


For those who want MORE

Adults: $95
Kids: $60
Family: $225

Tarawera and Lakes Eco-Tour Highlights:

  • 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!

See, hear and experience MORE!


Adult – $95
Children, 3-16 – $60
Infants, under 2 – Free
Family, 2 adults 2 kids– Normally $310 now $225 – Save $85!!
Additional children – $50

These prices are only available for direct bookings and are for a limited time only!

Bookings are essential
Book online here
Or call 07 345 6522 to secure your spot




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.

We understand there are people out there who always want more. That’s why we created the Tarawera and Lakes Eco-Tour.

The Tarawera and Lakes Eco-Tour takes you on a deeper journey through the Rotorua Lakes District with the highlight being a visit to Lake Tarawera, not only a stunning setting, but home to Mt Tarawera which changed our entire history in 1886.

On our journey to Tarawera we firstly visit the stunning Lake Okareka for our first splashdown. A small lakeside community within a bird sanctuary. We discover Tikitapu (Blue Lake) with its incredible colours and natural surrounds. After that we pass our most sacred Lake in the area Rotokakahi, along with the Buried Village of Te Wairoa before engaging in the spectacular view of Mount Tarawera, without a doubt the most stunning view on the journey.

Riding on New Zealand’s ONLY genuine WW2 landing crafts through these spectacular lake settings, volcanic craters and natural landscapes is something that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

Our guides focus is about entertaining anyone with a highly informative and humorous commentary. Our ability to engage all is legendary. If you don’t believe me check out our Tripadvisor.

Holiday Special – 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!

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Customer Reviews

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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 🙂


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