Discover more hidden gems during your family holiday in Rotorua

Looking for a fun and informative tour of Rotorua and it’s surrounding lakes in a vehicle that can travel on land and on water? 

At first you may think, what? But the curiosity the two authentic amphibious WWII landing craft or ‘Ducks’ create driving around the city of Rotorua is contagious.

Rotorua Duck Tours was conceived by two brothers at a family get together and to this day is still run by those two families. Operations begun in December 2003 and has become an iconic Rotorua attraction which is fun for the whole family. 

The captain greets you and welcomes you on board the vessel, then after a short safety briefing, the journey begins. Each passenger is gifted with a ‘quacker’ to be used to inform bystanders of an imminent passing flock of ducks. They instantly put a smile on everyone’s faces and will keep kids of all ages happy for hours!

During the tour you pass by many iconic buildings and locations around Rotorua and you get a special insight into the history of the city and the people. On the City & Lakes Tour you visit three lakes and ‘splash down’ onto two of them, seeing the spectacular natural New Zealand scenery Rotorua has to offer from the unique perspective of the middle of a lake.

The soft hearted humour and friendly nature of the captain puts everyone at ease and adds that x-factor to the tour. You’ll leave with a smile on your face, some new interesting facts about the history of Rotorua and some great family memories.