Lakeland Queen Rototrua - NZ Travel

Lakeland Queen Rototrua

Lakeland Queen
Welcome aboard the Lakeland Queen, New Zealand's only stern-wheel paddle driven vessel.  Modelled from Mississippi river boats and the charm of yesteryear this vessel is undeniably the most romantic way to experience the stunning 360˚ vistas of beautiful Lake Rotorua.

Location:  Rotorua Lakefront, Memorial Drive, Ohinemutu, Rotorua


Distance from Town:  800m


Operating Hours:  8.30am to 5.00pm 


Children:  0 - 4 years of age are Free of Charge and are more than welcome on board the Lakeland Queen as long as they are under supervision of their parent or guardian.

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Help Notes:

Sailing is dependant on the weather conditions. If weather conditions are extreme, they make it unsafe to sail. In this instance the boat will remain docked at the wharf. We will try our very best to sail at all times.


Available Activities:
Breakfast Cruise


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Rotorua shines in the early morning and a Breakfast Cruise is a fantastic way to start your day. You’ll cruise aboard the spectacular MV Lakeland Queen.  Designed to impress, this vessel offers spectacular views, two spacious and safe dining decks and expansive outdoor observation decks.  Join us for a buffet breakfast and experience the difference.

Year round Departures: 8.00am to 9.00am

Child Discount:  Available for children aged 5 to 12 years. 



Express Lunch Cruise


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Take a one hour lunch break and dine in casual elegance on board Rotorua’s Lakeland Queen.  While gently cruising on Lake Rotorua, you can enjoy a delicious Buffet lunch; taking in spectacular views of the city, mystical Mokoia Island and other Rotorua landmarks.  There is plenty of time to enjoy a coffee or tea and some lovely sweet treats after your sumptuous lunch before arriving back an hour later at the Lakefront.  This really is an experience not to be missed!

Year round Departures: 1.00pm to 2.00pm

Child Discount:  Available for children aged 5 to 12 years. 



Coffee Cruise - Kids Cruise Free


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Take in the sights, relax and enjoy cup of coffee or hot tea and a freshly baked muffin while experiencing the serenity of the Lakeland Queen as we gently glide along Lake Rotorua.

Year round Departures: 8.00am and 1.00pm

Children: One child 0 - 15 years of age free of charge when travelling with a full fare paying adult.  Extra children charged at normal child rate. 



Breakfast Cruise & Agrodome Sheep Show

Breakfast Cruise & Agrodome Sheep Show

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Designed for early birds our 1-hour Breakfast Cruise is the best way to kick-start your day of exploring Rotorua.   The menu selection for our Breakfast Cruise is simply delicious. With a great mix of continental, Asian and Kiwi-style breakfast options, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Included in this fantastic combo is entrance to the world famous Agrodome Sheep Show, for a fun and informative insight into agriculture in New Zealand.

Year round Departures: 7.00am and 8.00am

Important Note: The Agrodome Sheep Show times are: 9.30am, 11.00am & 2.30pm. Duration of show is 1 hour and allow 15 minutes driving time between Lakeland Queen and Agrodome.  Transport between Lakeland Queen and Agrodome is not provided.

Child Discount:  Available for children aged 5 to 12 years. 

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