Rotorua Duck Tours - Fully Guided City and Lakes Tour

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Rotorua Duck Tours - Fully Guided City and Lakes Tour
from AUD $80.85
Discover Rotorua on a unique 90-105 minute sightseeing adventure on-board a WWII amphibious vehicle able to travel on land and water! Our tours leave at regular intervals from a central city location and explore Rotorua's most stunning scenery. We have 18 lakes in the Rotorua region all set within lush native New Zealand bush. Our tours are fully guided as well with our tour guides covering everything from Maori migration, geothermal history, history of Rotorua and much more.
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In Brief

Rotorua, New Zealand
New Zealand
90 to 105 minutes
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Lake Rotorua, Rotorua New Zealand

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

Stop At: Rotorua Duck Tours, 1241 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand

Where all our tours depart from

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Blue Baths, Government Gardens 1 Queens Drive, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand

Drive past, view and learn about history

Pass By: Government Gardens, Queens Dr 9 Queens Dr, Rotorua New Zealand

We drive through the Government Gardens, learn about history.

Pass By: Lake Okareka Walkway, Lake Okareka, Rotorua 3076 New Zealand

Talk about walkway on tour

Pass By: Blue Lake Track, Tarawera Road Lake Tikiapu Scenic Reserve, Rotorua New Zealand

Point our where the track starts and how good it is.

Pass By: Mt. Tarawera, Tr, Rotorua New Zealand

View and learn about 1886 Eruption

Pass By: Redwoods Treewalk, Long Mile Road Whakarewarewa, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand

Learn about Treewalk

Pass By: Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, Long Mile Road The Redwoods, Rotorua 3046 New Zealand

Drive past, view and talk about history

Pass By: Rotorua Museum, Oruawhata Drive Government Gardens, Rotorua New Zealand

Stop view and learn about

Pass By: Blue Baths, Government Gardens 1 Queens Drive, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand

Drive by and learn about

Pass By: Sulphur Point, 1 Queens Drive, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand

Drive around, view and learn about


  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • 90-minute tour on authentic World War II amphibious vehicle
  • Free "duck caller" for every passenger
  • Entry/Admission - Rotorua Duck Tours


  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Departure Point

1241 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

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

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.64 out of 5 based on the last 22 recent reviews

Amazing experience. The guides were very friendly and knowledgeable and the scenery was unforgettable.
• Submitted 20 Feb 2020
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 !!!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
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.
• Submitted 06 Feb 2018
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!
• Submitted 17 Nov 2015
Fun and varied trip
• Submitted 05 May 2015
Excellent great fun and something different Irene E
• Submitted 12 Mar 2015
An enjoyable and enlightening tour. Our guide was excellent.
• Submitted 25 Jan 2015
The weather was perfect! We had a fun and informative sightseeing trip. The driver was great. So glad we decided on this tour.
• Submitted 06 Nov 2014
A really fun and unique way to explore Rotorua. A really insightful tour and the guide was just fantastic! had a really wonderful time on this tour!
• Submitted 11 Jun 2014
Was amazing experience and so much fun ian and I had a ball
• Submitted 16 Apr 2014
It was great. We had two friends from the UK with us and their comments were that I couldn't have chosen anything better. thoroughly enjoyable - even the duck caller which our friend Dave continued to use throughout the following week and had it in his pocket even when boarding the plane on the first leg of the journey home!
• Submitted 02 Jan 2014
This is the most fun you can have, Paulie and Grant looked after us fabulously. Excellent
• Submitted 30 Dec 2013
A most enjoyable tour. Our tour guide Ngotha had us laughing all the way, and the amphibious vehicle gave us a very different way of experiencing Rotorua.
• Submitted 02 Jul 2013
Brilliant,brilliant,brilliant. Even though it was pouring with rain and freezing cold on the day the duck driver ensured we had a great time. Driving through the lakes was fab. Highly recommended!
• Submitted 16 Oct 2012
I thoroughly enjoyed the Duck Tour. Grant (the tour guide) was wonderful and had us all laughing in no time. It was a casual but informative tour and great fun. I got some great pics even though the weather was not good but I'm glad I decided to take that tour.
• Submitted 13 Jan 2011
Loved the Duck Tours trip! The driver had a great personality and made it a very fun outing. We learned a lot about Rotorua.
• Submitted 15 Feb 2010
One of the owners provided an amusing and informative commentary. He made what might have been a tacky tourist activity a very positive experience.
• Submitted 15 Feb 2010
Relaxed and enjoyable way to see all the main sights at one go.
• Submitted 28 Dec 2017
Our wonderful driver and tour guide made this very, very enjoyable.
• Submitted 01 Dec 2015
interesting tour. quite different in the duck.courteous driver
• Submitted 20 May 2013
Well organised and informative tour of Rotorua lakes. My 7 year old boy loved the idea of a 'truck' going into the lakes...he was very excited!!!
• Submitted 30 Mar 2014
My 8 and 12 year old sons enjoyed this tour in this unique vehicle. They liked the noisy yellow duck beak duck caller too. We enjoyed how the boat went on land and in the lakes and the information about the boat was very interesting. I would have liked to know more information about the Maori, European settlement and landscape rather than trivia about wealthy homes.
• Submitted 17 Apr 2015

In Brief

Rotorua, New Zealand
New Zealand
90 to 105 minutes

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