• Tarawera & Lakes Eco Tour

Tarawera & Lakes Eco Tour

$245 $225
For those who want more
2 hours

Tarawera and Lakes Eco-Tour Highlights:

  • 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!
  • We are now providing $1 for every person that goes on this tour to Tree Planting.

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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Adult – $105
Children, 3-16 – $60
Infants, under 2 – Free
Family, 2 adults 2 kids– Normally $310 now $245 $225 – Save $105!!
Additional children – $50, Seniors  $94.50

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

Bookings are essential, and booking online is easy! Alternatively, don’t hesitate to call us on 07 345 6522 to secure your spot.


Daily – 3.30pm

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.

Family Special $85 off!

About the tour

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 Ōkāreka 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 Rotokākahi, 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.

Come along for a quacking good time!

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WOW, where do I start?!

You guys are totally amazing. Our team had the best Christmas party ever (and I mean ever!) We received so many thumbs up and positive comments – they all had an absolute ball. From the organization of tasks, music, your incredible sense of humour and complete tolerance of the riff raff, the afternoon was brilliant. I can’t thank you enough and will definitely recommend Duck Tours to anyone wanting a great function.

Amanda Wells - Kilwell

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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


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