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Rotorua Duck Boat Guided City and Lakes Tour provided by Rotorua Duck Tours

Rotorua Duck Boat Guided City and Lakes Tour

Rotorua Duck Boat Guided City and Lakes Tour
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Book in advance
from $75.00 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, English, Chinese, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, English, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3442ROTDUC
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
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
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities
Duration
15m
Departure details
1241 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Inclusions
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
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities
Departure details
1241 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Duration
15m
Return details
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 travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1241 Fenton Street
    1241 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Lake Rotorua
  • 1
    Rotorua Duck Tours
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    Where all our tours depart from
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    Pass by
    Blue Baths
    Government Gardens
    Lake Okareka Walkway
    Blue Lake Track
    Mt. Tarawera
    Redwoods Treewalk
    Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest
    Rotorua Museum
    Blue Baths
    Sulphur Point
  • You'll end at
    1241 Fenton Street
    1241 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
    See address & details
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Erinmcnaught
2 contributions
Fantastic fun
Apr 2021 • Couples
Josh was a great tour driver he had us all laughing and his local knowledge was superb. The lady back at the office was very helpful also which contributed to our fun day.
Written 12 April 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to review. We are so happy to hear you had a fun trip with Josh. Nga Mihi!
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Terry
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
Everyone was laughing - really fun
Apr 2021
Very fun, my wife and I highly recommend this. Shelley gets everyone laughing and we see cool things. We are both over 65 and want readers to know this is not just for young families.
Written 5 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We would have to agree, Shelley does a very good job at having everyone laughing and learning all at the same time. Nga Mihi!
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scr1be
Auckland, New Zealand18 contributions
Great trip
A fun, entertaining trip with Josh our guide. Went on a couple of lakes on amphibious craft. Josh was funny & had good knowledge of the local area & history. Highly recommend!
Written 27 February 2021
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Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are happy to hear you had an enjoyable experience with Josh. Nga Mihi!
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Tania J
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand10 contributions
Fun, lakes and a duck
Feb 2021 • Family
What a fun and informative trip! Beautiful lakes and very unique experience. Thanks for a great day out team
Written 20 February 2021
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Thank you for your review, we are so happy we were able to give you a great day out. Nga MIhi!
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Pam dilnott
1 contribution
Duck your rotorua
Feb 2021 • Friends
Going onto lakes in duck truck was amazing as it was so easy to change from truck to boat. Our guide was Josh and he was most informative and humorous and kept us entertained. Highly recommend this your to be done by kiwis and they were grateful for our business.
Written 16 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for your review! We consider our Ducks to be the original transformers, we make it look easy! Very happy to hear you enjoyed your tour with us. Nga Mihi!
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Andrew R
2 contributions
Ducking into the Blue Lake
Feb 2021 • Couples
Marcus provided a great deal of useful info and even more entertainment. Good trip, great fun. Thank you.
Written 10 February 2021
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Thank you so much for taking the time to review, glad to hear you enjoyed your time out with Marcus! Nga mihi!
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Laura P
Tauranga, New Zealand1 contribution
Happy local
Feb 2021 • Family
Such a great time! Hilarious tour guides and so full of information. Highly recommend this if you’re a local also, you’ll learn so much about your own town and surroundings.
Written 7 February 2021
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We absolutely love having locals onboard and showing them our own unique view of the area. Thank you for taking the time to review. Nga Mihi!
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Chelsea McVarnock
2 contributions
#SUPPORTLOCAL
Jan 2021 • Family
We had such a great time playing tourist in our own backyard, our tour guide Josh was such a laugh. We were the only locals in our group and we appreciated the inside local jokes so much - it was absolutely hilarious and it just added to our already fun experience. 10/10 recommend A++++
Written 15 January 2021
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Thank you so much for your awesome review! We LOVE showing locals our own unique view of Rotorua. So glad you enjoyed the experience, give us a quack next time we rumble past!
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Mike Lowe
Palmerston North, New Zealand6 contributions
Shelley quacked us up!
Tour guide, driver and skipper Shelley did a fine job highlighting some of the city sights and surrounding natural attractions. Not only did she have good local knowledge but her sense of humour was delightful and almost drove us quackers. Good work Shelley.
Written 27 December 2020
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Thank you for your kind words. Shelley is always happy to provide the cheese, that must be why you were driven quackers!
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Andra
3 contributions
Ducking Amazing
Dec 2020 • Family
My family and I took a guided tour of the Rotorua lakes in the amphibian duck boat. A genuine WW2 military craft, the duck boat was a sight to behold and definitely the centre of attention on the roads with loads of waving and smiles from people we passed.
Our intrepid guide, Josh, had the charismatic banter of an experienced professional that led me to suggest he moonlight as a stand up comedian.
Friendly and clearly happy in his work, Josh gave out interesting facts and fascinating historical information about the locations we visited and ensured we all had a great time.
The lakes were beautiful, some as smelly as expected, others picturesque. We even won the triathlon taking place on one (OK, we inadvertently parked at the finish line so Josh could check for water weeds, and quickly had to back up when the winners arrived).
With such gorgeous scenery there were loads of great opportunities for photos and the duck tours was the highlight of our holiday.
Written 21 December 2020
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Thank you for your review, we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your tour with Josh. I must admit I was surprised to hear our Duck had won a triathlon considering her speed both for the water and road (I have yet to see her ride a bike!) however you cleared up that confusion! Thanks for joining us!
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By: Rotorua Duck Tours
Melli257
Melli257
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Fun trip
Had a hilarious and very informative time with Shelley as our host on Rotorua Duck Tours. Something a bit different
Marka2402
Marka2402
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Great trip
We went on this tour on the 14th of April with our family of 12. It was a most enjoyable trip with Marcus our trip
ALANAPAN
ALANAPAN
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Good staff . Bad equipments.
Josh was trying to Make it a Good tour. He was very enthusiastic. But the low equality Speakers spoiled it all. Cou
18Cowley
18Cowley
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Quack of a time!
Excellent tour guide/driver had many funny stories and also stories of the local area. Beautiful scenery and awesom
TMPjo
TMPjo
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Great Tour of Lakes
This was part of a trip with my older mum in her late 60’s and we both enjoyed it thoroughly. We had an excellent
vikingleif_1
vikingleif_1
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Duck!
Really pleasant little tour around and even into some of the beautiful Rotorua lakes in a very cool 1940s amphibiou
Skye1502
Skye1502
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Memorable Duck Tour
The tour guide, Josh, was funny and friendly. He told stories and entertained us for two hours of sightseeing that
Bob_from_the_bay
Bob_from_the_bay
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Fun
We were booked for the morning trip. There were not enough people booked So we had the choice to get money back o
ricko186
ricko186
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Awesome guys, just awesome!!!!!!!!!!
A tour not to be missed and definitely value for money. Marcus is an excellent tour guide, funny and knows the area
Paula-manarangi
Paula-manarangi
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Best tour I’ve done in a long time !!!
Ah - mazing!!! Josh - a legend !! Thanks so much for an awesome afternoon- highly highly recommended!!
MsMaeD
MsMaeD
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A Unique Experience
Most fascinating 2 hours WW2 amphibious cruise exploring the magical Rotorua Lakes, amazing sights and hearing the
m_nicaa912
m_nicaa912
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Riding back on time
Crew are very kind,I can’t believe all this stuff is real and so old .... and still working safe and sound
Grey999
Grey999
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Entertaining and Informative
Our Guide Josh kept everyone entertained through the 90+ minutes of the tour and gave a lot of very insightful comm
Grandvisitor
Grandvisitor
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A nice way to see a little of Rotorua
Once again we chose this tour on recommendation. Our tour guide was informative on the many sights we were taken to
Jorged3672
Jorged3672
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An Unforgettable Experience!!
On our last day in Rotorua, we decided to go on the Duck Tours. The level of customer service, we received from Rot
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