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Lakeland Queen - Lunch Cruise

Step aboard the iconic M.V Lakeland Queen for a fantastic lunchtime cruise across Lake Rotorua.

Enjoy a delicious lunch out on the lake while taking in the breathtaking views of Mokoia Island, Kawaha Point, and Sulphur Bay. This hour long express cruise is the perfect break in your day to re-energize you for whatever is next on your 'to do' list.


  • $45 Adult
  • $1.50 per year of age (ages 6-15) - To be added to your booking on the way to checkout

  • Children 5 and under are free of charge
  • Departures: 1pm Daily

    Duration: 1 hours

    Lunch Menu:

    Hot Mains

    • Oven grilled Captain Cook style cajun chicken marinated with red onions
    • Poached fish of the day glazed with spinach, garlic butter cream sauce
    • Steamed fragrant rice
    • Medley of steamed seasonal fresh vegetables
    • Fresh steamed gourmet potatoes glazed with garlic oil
    • Bacon and egg fried rice with vegetables


    • 4 x chef's choice of fresh salads of the day


    • Seasonal fresh cut fruit platter
    • Assorted cake slices


    • Selection of Fine Tea and Coffee
    • *Juice, Soft Drinks, Beer, Wine and Spirits available from our bar

    *Not Included in Cruise Price

    About The Lakeland Queen

    The Lakeland Queen was built locally in 1986 and modeled on the famous Mississipi riverboats making her ideal for the shallower waters of Lake Rotorua. A genuine stern wheel paddle steamer, she is powered by a 240 hp Cummins diesel engine driving an 8 bladed stern paddle. A true icon of the region the recently refurbished "Grand Old Lady of the Lake" can cater for up to 250 seated guests and is a real must do during your Rotorua Visit.

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    Russell Wong from New Zealand wrote on 19 May 2014

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    Very good

    The staff very helpful. Plus they waited for us as we were a bit late do well done

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    Nick Malibiran from New Zealand wrote on 11 July 2014

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    great experience

    Thanks bookme! :)

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    sandra bradshaw from New Zealand wrote on 28 March 2014

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    lakeland queen

    we were very lucky to have perfect weather on the day to celebrate my daughter's 30th birthday, the host on the day was fantastic, he even allowed my 3 y.o. grandson to steer the vessel, the food was delicious, no indigestion afterwards,the waiters were very attentive and the commentory was very interesting, my only negative is that we would have preferred the 2 hour cruise which isn't available at this time of the year,I would definitely recommend this cruise and hope to do it again some day, such great value for the money and heaps of friendly staff on board to help the enjoyment of the cruise. thankyou very much, my daughter has a lovely memory for her 30th birthday.

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    malcolm parker from New Zealand wrote on 08 March 2014

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    Stranded on the lake !!

    We were looking forward to this lunch cruise...got 20 mins out on lake and the boat broke down... we were stranded! We had to get to a wedding..so the captain got a speed boat that was in the middle of a paraglide ride, to come and rescue us !...Some of the passengers and the captain ( he had to go get a part for the boat )so we jumped onto the speed boat leaving the others behind !... We were really looking forward to this lake cruise...it was a shame.. but the frantic captain was very nice and funny about the situation !

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    L.T from New Zealand wrote on 17 January 2014

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    Was okay. Expected better food especially for what you're paying for. Just wasn't what we were expecting. But great friendly staff.

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