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Tarawera and Lakes Sightseeing Tour with Duck Cruise

  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Family friendly
Tarawera and Lakes Sightseeing Tour with Duck Cruise
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The Tarawera and Lakes Tour is the best way to appreciate the scenery of the Rotorua lakes district and learn more about the history of the land, the people, and the devastating 1886 eruption of Mt Tarawera. This unique 120 minute fully guided adventure takes place on land and water on-board in a genuine WWII Amphibious Duck. Visit 4 of Rotorua's stunning lakes and travel on 3 with the highlight being the stunning Lake Tarawera at the base of the mighty Mt Tarawera. Comfortable seating for all and great for families, couples and single travelers wanting to learn about our rich history and view natural landscapes.
What to Expect
The Tarawera and Lakes tour is the best way to experience the Rotorua lakes district and learn about the history of the land and the people that shaped our area into what it is today. This fully guided tour takes place on land and water in one of New Zealand’s only genuine WW2 amphibious vehicles.
This 2-hour tour takes you on a breath taking adventure first taking you though the central city before heading straight out to Lake Okareka for your first ‘Splashdown’ nestled in the heart of a vibrant little community.
You’ll then head through a magical, untouched scenic reserve before arriving at Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake) which is Rotorua’s most recreational lake. You’ll see untouched beauty at this magical little local gem.
From Lake Tikitapu it’s off to the main event, Lake Tarawera right at the base of the mighty Mt Tarawera volcano which erupted in 1886 changing our history forever. You’ll learn in depth about this devastating eruption and the effects it had on our land and our people.
Unique vehicle, unique destination, unique history – There’s no better formula for an unforgettable experience!
Reviews (26)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Great, fun trip and a unique experience

We had a great afternoon trip in the Duck. Our driver, Shelley, kept us amused with her "dad" jokes, and gave us some great local info. It was a unique experience to drive/cruise in a genuine WW2 DUKW amphibious vehicle. The views of the countryside...More

Thank xj40jag
Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent family fun for all ages!!

This was a great way to learn about the area and lakes. We had so much fun and our driver Shelly was a blast! Well worth the money and we would recommend this activity to anyone wanting something different to do while in town. We...More

Thank Traveler830111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stunning scenery

Great afternoon seeing things we would not have found ourselves! Great guide and interesting local information.

Thank Journey821781
Reviewed 3 September 2018
Great way to see the lakes !

Thank you Shelley for a great afternoon on saturday. You are friendly, good sense of humor & know your stuff on the local area.Oh & the duckboat was great fun !

Thank I6912SXwayneb
Reviewed 26 August 2018
Great way to see the lakes!!

Our group took up the whole Duckboat and we thoroughly enjoyed seeing 3 stunning Rotorua lakes both from the road and on the water - brilliant!! We had Nick who was fantastic, very funny and informative. All in all an awesome afternoons entertainment, thoroughly recommend...More

Thank SueAllenWaikato
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