Enjoy Rotorua’s rich cultural and natural beauty with Lakeland Queen and Whakarewarewa, Living Maori village.
Soak up authentic cultural experience at Whakarewarewa – the Living Māori Village and then enjoy the stunning Rotorua’s lakefront view with dinner on the Lakeland Queen.
Home to two sub-tribes, Māori have lived at Whakarewarewa village for hundreds of years. Whaka is a real living community that’s steeped in heritage, culture and geothermal wonders.
On arrival, enjoy a cultural performance where you will experience traditional Māori songs and dance, including world famous haka. Followed by a guided tour to view the world-famous Pōhutu Geyser, as well as explore the steaming pools, bubbling mud and traditional carvings of the village.
You are welcome to explore the five walking tracks to view some of the unique flora and fauna of whakarewarewa.
As part of this combo, you’ll also have an amazing dinner cruise experience.
A perfect way to end the day with our full buffet dinner cruise, as the sun sets over the lake offering stunning twilight views. A magical setting with our full bar service available, this is the ideal way to relax after a busy day of activities.
Our relaxing cruise explores fantastic scenery and totally unique landscapes of Lake Rotorua, while listening to informative commentary on the sights.
It was this lake that Hinemoa swam across to Mokoia Island to be with her lover, Tutanekai, thus inspiring the greatest of all New Zealand songs, ‘Pokarekare Ana’, which you heard in the cultural performance of Whakarewarewa.
The Lakeland Queen will take you by this very special island, so make sure to bring your camera to capture the beautiful geothermal and lake views, the bird sanctuary in Sulphur Bay, and views of the city.
Lakeland Queen + Whaka Village
Adult – $95
Child – $45
Arrive at Whaka Village at 2pm. Experience 30-mintues cultural performance and join the 2.30 pm guided tour, lasts around one hour. Self-explore the walking tracks and head to Lakeland Queen dinner cruise. Boarding time is at 5.45 pm.