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Rotorua City & Lakes Tour

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1 hr 30 mins
Guided tour

Get a complete historical and contemporary cultural experience of the North Island city by exploring its land and lakes on this guided tour.


  • Experience the perfect blend of history, culture, and humor with an expert English-speaking tour guide.
  • Enjoy traveling in 'The Duck', a World War II vehicle able to travel on land and water.
  • Discover the customs and culture of Rotorua by touring Lakes Titikapu and Ōkāreka.
  • Explore the contemporary life of the city while sightseeing its iconic buildings, million-dollar homes and gardens.
  • Journey through the natural landscapes and historically significant sites, getting a complete picture of the Lakes District.


  • Guided tour of the city of Rotorua & Lakes Tikitapu and Ōkāreka
  • English-speaking guide


  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel transfers

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Take a complete guided tour of the Lakes District through the Rotorua City and Lakes Tour. Your avid English-speaking tour guide will regale fascinating tales about the region's history. You will learn about the rich Maori culture of the area throughout the tour. As you go sightseeing around the iconic buildings and the million-dollar houses in Rotorua, you'll get a glimpse of contemporary life in the city. You will also get a chance to see the beautiful sprawling gardens and geothermal areas, owing to the volcanic mountain Tarawera.

Travel from land to lake on 'The Duck', a genuine World War II vehicle that can travel over land and water - a unique and rare means of transportation! Once you have taken in the beauty of the city, prepare yourself for an exciting splashdown into Lake Titikapu and Lake Ōkāreka. The magnificent spectacle of Mt. Tarawera and flourishing native forests are a bonus! The lakeside community will offer you a new perspective on Rotorua's geography, which changed dramatically over a century ago when the volcano erupted.

Important Information

  • Please dress to suit outside weather conditions. While heaters, blankets, and roll-down sides are provided on the tour, it's better to wear warm and waterproof clothes on cooler days.
  • Food (except for hot food) is allowed onboard.
  • This experience is suitable for wheelchair users.
  • Bathroom breaks are included but the duration of these stops is at the driver's discretion. You'll spend roughly 15mins at each lake, and this may be a little longer if the tour is running on time.


  • Daily: 11am & 2:15pm.

My Tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.
  • Please display your mobile voucher along with a valid photo ID to your guide.
  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification.
  • Kindly ensure that you arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your tour guide at Rotorua Duck Store
  • Address: Rotorua Duck Store, 1241 Fenton Street, Opposite Amazing Thai.
  • The meeting point is located just 1 min away from Fronting No. 1241 Bus Stop on Fenton Street.
  • To locate the meeting point on Google Maps, simply search for - Rotorua Duck Store.
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Getting There

  • The nearest bus stop is Fronting No. 1241 on Fenton Street.
  • The stop is only 1 minute away from the meeting point.
  • Buses #1, #3, #4, #5, #6, and more will bring you there.


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