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  • Location: Rotorua, New Zealand
  • Duration:  60 minutes (approx.)
Cruise the waters of scenic Lake Rotorua on a modernized replica of a Mississippi River paddlewheel steamboat! Enjoy a delicious, gourmet meal about this luxury vessel! See Lake Rotorua’s signature sights including Kawaha Point, Sulfur Bay and mystic Mokoia Island, as well as the Rotorua’s lakeshore scenery.


  • Breakfast or lunch cruise on an authentic replica of a Mississippi River paddlewheel steamboat
  • The gourmet breakfast or lunch showcases the best of New Zealand's local produce
  • World-famous Kiwi hospitality
  • Unbeatable views of Lake Rotorua area, including Kawaha Point and Mokoia Island

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What You Can Expect

Lake Rotorua Paddle Boat Cruise with Breakfast or Lunch

Lake Rotorua Paddle Boat Cruise with Breakfast or Lunch

Let your imagination float to the days of steamboats and luxury travel with a breakfast or lunch cruise on board the only paddlewheel boat in Rotorua! This authentic replica of the American boats made famous in Mark Twain’s yarns blends authentic, 19th-century details with modern conveniences to create an unforgettable Kiwi pleasure cruise - you’ll find a large dining room, two bars and plenty of spots to soak in the sights!

You’ll dine on a gourmet meal made from the finest New Zealand-grown produce, enjoying the world-famous Kiwi hospitality and the elegant comfort of this unique replica from a bygone era. As your captain steers you in sight of the majestic Kawaha Point, Sulfur Bay and mystic Mokoia Island, he’ll provide an entertaining narrative about the lake and picturesque Rotorua Town.

Take in the lake’s magnificent scenery, and keep an eye out for wildlife! Bring your cameras, as you’ll be privileged to photo opportunities unique to this one-of-a-kind Lake Rotorua sightseeing experience. Book your passage today—this is a Rotorua activity not to be missed!


Breakfast Menu
Cold Selection:
  • Freshly Baked Breakfast Rolls and Croissants served with butter a variety of New Zealand jams and preserves
  • Assorted Traditional Cereals
  • Fresh Kiwi Fruit
  • Sliced Peaches, Pears and Plums
  • Seasonal New Zealand Dairy Yoghurt
  • Fresh Fruit Platter
Hot Mains:
  • Farm Fresh Scrambled Eggs
  • Hot Grilled Bacon
  • Sweet Baked Beans
  • Oven Baked Hash Browns Potatoes
  • Grilled Sausages
  • Stir Fried Egg Noodles with Fresh Seasonal Vegetable
  • Milk
  • Fresh Chilled Orange Juice
  • Assortment of Herbal Teas
  • Coffee

Lunch Menu
  • Chef's Choice of Fresh Salads of the Day
Hot Mains
  • Steamed Fragrant Rice
  • Medley of Seasonal Fresh Vegetables
  • Steamed Gourmet Potatoes with Garlic Butter and Spring Onions
  • Stir Fried Rice with Farm Eggs and Bacon
  • Grilled Cajun Chicken with Fresh Vegetables
  • Grilled Barbeque Lam Ribs
  • Freshly Cut Seasonal Fruit
  • Assortment of Hot Herbal Teas
  • Coffee
  • Glass of house wine, beer or juice

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Nice staff great lunch. Beautiful time.

Isobel M
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Excellent. Combined a hot buffet lunch with an ever changing beautiful scenery.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Had a really relaxing and peaceful breakfast cruise! The food was great, but the staff were amazing! Really enjoyed this cruise!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Wonderful, relaxing, beautiful views, and friendly staff. The food was great and had plenty of variety. A realy enjoyable afternoon was had by all on board.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

It was a fantastic trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Loved Rotorua, the Paddle Boat was great. Food was really nice, well worth the money. And was very happy with Malfroy Motel, Ron the owner couldnt do enough for us, very clean and pretty garden. We will definately be back and stay at Malfroy again. the negative side we could have stayed another week. Would love to go on the Paddle Boat again. Loved Rotorua, was my favourite place.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

We took the breakfast cruise and what a great start to our day. The crew were great from welcoming us aboard through to our departure back at the wharf. Breakfast was well prepared and presented and would have catered for any dietary needs. The cruise was very pleasant with a good commentary.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2012

What a wonderful afternoon and beautiful lunch we had. absolutely awesome experience. would reccomend it to anyone. thankyou.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2012

Really good breakfast, a nice way to spend a breakfast hour.

4 star rating: Recommended April 2015

Excellent breakfast and very relaxing

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