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Lakeland Queen - 1 Hour Cruise

All aboard the Lakeland Queen with live Commentary, great food, and stunning views of Lake Rotorua!

Highlights

  • Experience New Zealand’s only stern wheel paddle-driven vessel
  • See unique geothermal features, landscapes and hidden gems of Rotorua
  • Fully licensed bar and cafe onboard
  • A fantastic idea for all ages!

Discover the beauty of Lake Rotorua on a relaxing and educational hour cruise onboard Rotorua's iconic Lakeland Queen - New Zealand’s only stern wheel paddle-driven vessel.

The Lakeland Queen is a heritage styled vessel built locally in 1986 featuring two deck levels and outdoor viewing platforms making it perfect for exploring and soaking up the unique geothermal features, landscapes, and natural wonders of Lake Rotorua.

You'll enjoy informative commentary as we cruise at a gentle pace, and there are a fully licensed bar and cafe onboard offering snacks, light meals or platters and a selection of beverages, including coffee, wine and more.

The Lakeland Cruise is truly unique to Rotorua and provides a unique and memorable experience perfect for the entire family!

Itinerary

  • Boarding from 12:45 pm
  • Cruising from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
  • Stay after the cruise and enjoy the afternoon dockside.
Adult $19.50
Child $9.50 (Aged 6 - 14 years)

What's included

  • 1 hour cruise onboard the Lakeland Queen

Duration

  • Allow approximately 1 hour for the whole experience

Location

  • Memorial Drive, Lakefront, Rotorua

Legal Drinking Age Enforced

  • To consume Alcohol you must be over the legal drinking age. You may be asked to produce Government Issued ID to prove your age.

Notes

  • Infants 0-5 go free.

Available Bookings from August 05 to August 11

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  • Adult $14.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$9.50

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  • Child$9.50

  • Adult $14.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$9.50

  • Adult $14.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$9.50

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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awhib from New Zealand wrote on 18 January 2021

So good

Nice relaxing for a Sunday afternoon.. we took my daughter on there for her birthday.. and the captain made it extra special by doing a shout out to her over the mic so everyone could hear.. she was thrilled and had so much fun..

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Kia Ora, Thank you to write a review. Glad you enjoyed the Cruise. Your Opinion is valuable for us. I hope to welcome you back in the near future. Have a great time. Markus GM

Raj Gandhi from New Zealand wrote on 18 July 2020

Good fun for all ages

We were part of a large group with ages varying from 2 to 80 year old and everyone had a good time. Captain is awesome allowing kids into his cabin and giving good commentary about surrounding area. There is a good selection of food and drinks on board .

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Kia Ora, Thank you very much for taking the time to provide us with feedback regarding your recent cruise here at the Lakeland Queen Rotorua. We very much appreciate your comments regarding your cruise with us. We are glad our team here is able to provide you with the high levels of service we strive for. It was our pleasure to bring the amazing moment for you. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Kind Regards Markus GM

Kaizer Merchant from New Zealand wrote on 09 November 2020

Lakeland Queen Cruise (1hr)

We had a fantastic experience on the lakeland queen cruise. The weather was great and the crew gave us a very warm welcome on board. The ship is pretty iconic and impressively well maintained and in good condition. The sailing started on the dot at 1pm and our cruise captain was awesome who gave an excellent and clear commentary with a brief history of all attractions of the rotorua lakes region as we passed them by. We were absolutely thrilled with our experience and would very highly recommend every tourist to do this cruise as a MUST DO activity while in rotorua.

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From Lakeland Queen - 1 Hour Cruise

Kia Ora, Thank you very much for taking the time to provide us with feedback regarding your recent cruise here at the Lakeland Queen Rotorua. We very much appreciate your comments regarding your cruise with us. We are glad our team here is able to provide you with the high levels of service we strive for. It was our pleasure to bring the amazing moment for you. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Kind Regards Markus GM

JUDITH PINNINGTON from New Zealand wrote on 29 April 2021

Disappointed

Beautiful boat & lovely crew. It was very relaxing as the weather was quite good. The captain gave you a heap of info but couldn't hear most of. It was a shame that all staff weren't local cultural people and the use of the culture wasn't used. I was expecting in some places to go closer to the land to view things of interest especially the Island. Very limited outside space for standing.

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Kia Ora, Thank you very much for taking the time to provide us with feedback regarding your recent cruise . We very much appreciate your comments regarding your cruise with us. I am sorry we could not offer the right food for your liking. Kind Regards Markus GM

chanellew2 from New Zealand wrote on 25 February 2020

Food- entertainment- view- experience

Had a lovely evening, fully enjoyed the band they played great music and had excellent / funny commentating. Service was great, food was plentiful with lots of options to pick from. Staff were friendly and very hospitable. Would recommend to all.

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Thank you for choosing Lakeland Queen Cruise! We are happy to hearing from customer and will keep developing our product! Hope to see you again soon!

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