Dotted with crystal-clear fresh water lakes and rivers that are steeped in cultural history, one of the best ways to experience the Rotorua region is to take a boat cruise.
Take a boat cruise on Rotorua's beautiful Lake Rotoiti and visit the famous Manupirua Hot Springs – only accessible by boat. Or, learn more about the famous Rotorua legend of Hinemoa and Tutanekai when you take a boat ride to Mokoia Island in the heart of Rotorua.
For those passionate about fishing, many of New Zealand’s trophy trout are caught in the lakes and rivers around Rotorua and charters depart daily. If you would prefer something a little quirky to see the sights, there’s Rotorua Duck Tours - an amphibious boat that drives both on water and on land.