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Come and enjoy a cup of hot coffee with a muffin, including a 360 view over the sunny lake and surrounding areas.

Lakeland Queen is heritage styled vessel that operates on the beautiful and historical Lake Rotorua. It is the only one of its kind in New Zealand and the gentle pace of its paddle provides a relaxing cruise, perfect for exploring the areas geothermal features, natural wonders and stunning views.

The Lakeland Queen offers multiple dining cruises, providing a unique and memorable experience.

Our daily cruise schedule offers something for everyone, from full meal options including breakfast, lunch or dinner cruises to simply enjoying a coffee or wine cruise. Our cruises are all one hour in duration; perfectly timed to experience the best of the lake.

If you looking for more of a personalised experience, you can charter the vessel for your own individual needs and exclusive use. Whether it’s a unique lunch time experience, exploring the lakes beautiful scenery or an exclusive special occasion we can take you there.

Join us on the Lakeland Queen for a relaxing scenic cruise that is uniquely Rotorua.


Daily Cruises

Departing daily our full meal and cruise options include Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Coffee and Wine Cruise options are also available.


Lake Rotorua

Lake Rotorua is a beautiful lake with its own unique geothermal features and stunning scenery making it a favourite spot for locals and visitors to the region.


Unique Dining

Enjoy a totally different and relaxing way to dine as we cruise the lake with ever changing views and scenery right from your table window


Private Charters

A fantastic venue with a difference that can be used for tailored and exclusive cruise options for your own event or function


The Vessel

Known as the Lady of the Lake, the Lakeland Queen is the only one of its kind in New Zealand - a truly unique vessel that has become as iconic feature of the Rotorua landscape



Lakeland Queen is committed to having a minimal impact on our environment and supports a range of local community groups

Cruise Highlights

The best way to see Rotorua!


Our relaxing cruise explores fantastic scenery and totally unique landscapes of Lake Rotorua, while listening to informative commentary.

It was this lake that Hinemoa swam across, from the mainland to Mokoia Island, to be with her lover, Tutanekai, thus inspiring the greatest of all New Zealand songs, ‘Pokarekare Ana’.

The Lakeland Queen will take you by this very special island so that you can enjoy and capture the beautiful scenery. From geothermal and lake views, the bird sanctuary in Sulphur Bay, Ohinemutu the living Maori village visible from the shores of Lake Rotorua.

Take the opportunity to enjoy this totally different and relaxing perspective of the city and lake views.


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Even my teenager loved it!

Jumped on with my teenage daughter after a busy morning. A great relaxing way to spend an hour, floating across the lake. Window seats have windows you can open which was really nice as not much room outside at the front. It gives you a new way of seeing the beautiful Lake Rotorua. The staff was all lovely and the commentary was really helpful. If you have an hour to spare, this is a nice inexpensive relaxing way to spend it. Even my teenager loved it.

Justine Irwin
- Google Reviews

Great friendly staff and service

Great friendly staff and great service….meals were awesome…great Narrative as we went cruised around lake Rotorua in our WAKA… Thanks, CAPTAIN and Crew 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

Matthew Muscat Gumbie
- Google Reviews

Wedding reception on Lakeland Queen

We had our wedding reception on the Lakeland Queen, and we are so glad we did. Michelle was so accommodating, and she really went the extra mile to make sure the evening was exactly what we wanted. The food was amazing, and the sunset views from the boat were pretty good too! Thank you so much to all the staff for having us, it was an incredibly enjoyable and memorable evening for all on board.

Matt Ennor
- Google Reviews
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