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“Well worth the money” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rotorua Duck Tours

Rotorua Duck Tours
1241 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-345 6522
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$52*
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Climb aboard our authentic World War II Amphibious landing crafts and see Rotorua by land and lake. Our tours are a great introduction to Rotorua, its history, its people and the magnificent lakes region. View spectacular scenery. Tours depart up to 3 times daily. Join our 90min Rotorua City & Lakes Tour or 120 Min Tarawera & Lakes Tour.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Well worth the money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

This trip is well worth the money, if only for the banter and repartee. The guides local knowledge is enormous. The details of the local Maori culture was impressive as well as the local folk law.

Visited April 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Quack Quack”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

We went on the City and Lakes tour and were fortunate enough to have Ngata as our driver and guide. He told us some history, a few stories, a few jokes and encouraged us to quack with our duck callers!
Definitely worth doing early in your stay to get your bearings in the city.

Visited April 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Splashing around!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Great fun and informative tour of either the city or lakes.

I did the lake tour finding out all about the various superstitions and factual info regarding Mt Tarawera.

I'd recommend this tour to anyone arriving in the city and wants a brief intorduction to the city and/or surrounding area for quacking great fun at any age!

Visited April 2013
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“It ya backyard”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Living in Rotorua, have never done the duck tour, hubby being from the UK, we decided to give it a go, had a fantastic time, saw some sights I'd never seen before even though I have lived here 10 years lol....learnt new info about our city, and our drive/tour guide Johnny was funny and kept us entertain which is always a big bonus

Visited April 2013
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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“Relaxing & Informative”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

We departed from Rotorua museum on the "Duck" complete with our duck whistles! Our guide was informative & had a great sense of humour and you get the feeling he really enjoys his job. The day was awesome, really great weather, amazing scenery and a rare opportunity to "ride in" a machine from NZ's bygone era.

Visited June 2012
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