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Rotorua Duck Boat Guided City and Lakes Tour

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes (Approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Discover Rotorua on a 1.5-hour duck tour. This sightseeing adventure takes you aboard a World War II amphibious vehicle — able to travel on land and water. Start with a city tour past Government Gardens, the Blue Baths and more before splashing down into Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake) and Lake Okareka. Enjoy family fun along the way with a provided duck caller, and listen to live commentary about Rotorua’s history and local landmarks.
  • Rotorua City and Lakes Duck Tour
  • Enjoy a cruise along Lakes Tikitapu and Okareka
  • View historic sights of Rotorua's rich history
  • Ride in an authentic WWII amphibious "duck"
  • Tour local landmarks such as Lake Rotorua, Mokoia Island, Geothermal Sulphur Point, Government Gardens, The Museum and Blue Baths

What's Included

  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • 90-minute tour on authentic World War II amphibious vehicle
  • Free "duck caller" for every passenger
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • 1241 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand

Return Details

  • Returns to original departure point

What To Expect

Start your duck tour in central Rotorua, where you’ll board an authentic WWII amphibious ‘duck’ that traverses land and water. This 90-minute adventure for all ages is the perfect introduction to Rotorua and offers entertainment for the whole family.

Watch Rotorua's history unfold as you ride past top landmarks and other highlights including Government Gardens public park near Lake Rotorua — punctuated by Mokoia Island; the thermal attraction of Geothermal Sulphur Point; the elegant Rotorua Museum (Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa); and the Blue Baths, established in 1931.

Hear live commentary and anecdotes about Rotorua’s past, and continue your tour with a splashdown into Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake) and Lake Okareka. You’ll visit a lakeside community where the duck's elevation affords magnificent views of Mt Tarawera before returning to central Rotorua.

Lake Rotorua (Pass By)

Drive around lakefront and learn about history. Great for photo opportunities.

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Rotorua Duck Tours

Where all our tours depart from

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers
Operated by Rotorua Duck Tours

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Rotorua Duck Boat Guided City and Lakes Tour?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Rotorua Duck Boat Guided City and Lakes Tour?

A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:What is the social distancing policy during Rotorua Duck Boat Guided City and Lakes Tour?

A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Rotorua Duck Boat Guided City and Lakes Tour?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Pat_H, Apr 2021
All of it was great Good humorous commitary and very informative of the history around Rotorua and surrounding areas Also the info on the bird life in the lakes exelent
1 traveler found this review helpful
Awesome tour with Duck Tours Rotorua
Judith_N, Jan 2021
Loved the tour. Tour guide was very humerous and knowledgeable. Suitable for all ages - a really awesome thing to do.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Awesome, funny, knowledgeable and entertaining.
Judith_N, Jan 2021
We had so much fun from the time we checked in - the tour guides were a laugh a minute but also very informative and knowledgeable. The experience of being in the "duck" was an incredible experience. Highly recommend. I really wish we had done this when our children were younger as they have flown the coup now but children were 'wowed'.
Fantastic and entertaining excursion
Ray_F, Mar 2020
The tour was well worth it and Shelley (guide) was bright and interactive acted with the guests. BRILLANT
Response from Host, Jun 2020
In capital letters even! That's got to be a good sign. Thank you for this awesome review!
Amazing experience
Isobel_M, Feb 2020
Amazing experience. The guides were very friendly and knowledgeable and the scenery was unforgettable.
Absolutely Brilliant
Michelle_B, Jun 2019
Fantastic! Nick did a fabulous job, entertaining , funny and very informative. Would do it again even knowing it now. Great for kids and families and couples. My husband was thoroughly entertained and loved the duck!. Can't recommend this tour if there is one thing you do DO THIS !!!
This was a great trip and enjoyed by...
Walter_G, Feb 2018
This was a great trip and enjoyed by my wife, myself and our two grand children. We has an excellent driver/ tour guide. the vehicle itself is a wonderful piece of history.
Relaxed and enjoyable way to see all...
GOPALAKRISHNAN V, Dec 2017
Relaxed and enjoyable way to see all the main sights at one go.
Our wonderful driver and tour guide...
Robin A, Nov 2015
Our wonderful driver and tour guide made this very, very enjoyable.
This was an awesome tour! We went on...
AB, Nov 2015
This was an awesome tour! We went on a rainy day unfortunately, but it was still absolutely worth it. Our guide, Grant, was funny and knowledgeable. Definitely a worth while tour!

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