Head to the Rotorua lakefront in the morning or afternoon, and board a Mississippi River–style paddlewheel steamboat, a unique replica that blends 19th-century elegance with modern comforts. This is definitely one Rotorua activity not to be missed!
Take a seat in the spacious dining room and indulge in a gourmet breakfast or lunch buffet made from the finest New Zealand–grown produce while your vessel gently plies the waters of Lake Rotorua. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine, beer or juice with lunch, or purchase a drink from one of the two bars available on board (own expense).
As your captain steers you in sight of Kawaha Point, Sulfur Bay and Mokoia Island, listen to informative commentary about Rotorua and its picturesque lake. After your meal, find a comfortable spot from which to appreciate the lakeshore’s lovely scenery, and be on the lookout for wildlife and plenty of photo opportunities.