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Tarawera & Lakes Eco Tour

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Experience exquisite scenic lakes, volcanic craters, and natural landscapes during this eco-tour around New Zealand’s North Island.


  • Go sightseeing around the Rotorua Lakes District with entertaining commentary from your tour guide.

  • Journey through indigenous Maori history as you visit Lake Ōkāreka and Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake).

  • Ride through Lake Tarawera, considered to be one of the most sacred lakes in the region.

  • View Mount Tarawera and listen to the enthralling story of its history-changing volcanic eruption.

  • Travel by land and by water in New Zealand’s only genuine World WarII military vehicle.


  • Eco-tour of Mount Tarawera & Lake Tikitapu, Lake Ōkāreka, and Lake Tarawera

  • Expert English-speaking guide


  • Food and drinks

  • Transfers

Cancellation policy

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

Take a journey through the picturesque landscapes and seascapes of the Rotorua Lakes District! Your English-speaking guide will elevate your tour with entertaining stories about the history of the Maori region. Your tour will begin with a splash in Lake Okareka, taking in the beauty of the lakeside community. You will ride to Lake Tikitapu in New Zealand’s only genuine World War II landing cart while viewing the spectacular colors of your natural surroundings.

You will pass through the sacred Laka Tamareka and the Buried Village of Te Wairoa. Finally, you will witness the grandeur of the legendary Mount Tarawera, a volcanic mountain that erupted in 1886. This unique eco-tour coupled with the storytelling by your tour guide is sure to give you plenty of Kodak moments.

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, 1pm, and 3:30pm.

My Tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • 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: 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 -Tamaki Maori Village.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

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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