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Two hundred thousand years ago a lake was created after a violent eruption which is now known as Lake Rotorua. Today the lake is the heart of the region with the popular city of Rotorua located right on its shores.
Here are the three top activities for you to do during your trip to Rotorua to ensure you experience all the best of the city and the lake.
The unique sightseeing adventure takes place on land and water, on-board an authentic WWII amphibious Duck! Rotorua Duck Tours is the best way to see the city and experience the beauty of the surrounding lake district all at once. Unlike any other tour in Rotorua, you will learn all about the rich history and diversity and discover the sights and sounds which make Rotorua such a unique destination. During the duck tour you will even “splashdown” onto a number of the regions lakes. Rotorua Duck Tours is educational, fun for the whole family, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity so don’t miss out.
Happy Ewe Cycle Tours is the only guided cycle tour in Rotorua and is currently ranked the 2nd best activity in Rotorua on Tripadvisor (December 2014). This tour offers a complete overview of Rotorua, visiting 27 locations that best represents Rotorua’s historical, geological and cultural identity. Your local guide Roge, was born and raised in Rotorua and is more than happy to share with you the amazing history, culture and scenery so you can experience Rotorua from a local point of view. This tour is suitable for all as Rotorua is very flat and the bikes are amazingly comfortable. A great activity to do during the summer.
Third Place Cafe
Either before or after a busy day quacking and cycling around the city, head to Third Place Cafe and enjoy a delicious and affordable meal from their all day breakfast menu. The only cafe in Rotorua with spectacular views over Lake Rotorua, Third place cafe is the perfect location to recharge the batteries with a barista made coffee. Third Place Cafe is also only a stones through away from Kuirau Park, Ohinemutu and of course the Rotorua lakefront.
Jump on board a guided sightseeing tour of Rotorua and the lakes in our Amphibious Landing Crafts. Splashdown onto pristine lakes surrounded by beautiful native forests. The perfect introduction to Rotorua’s geothermal and Maori history!