The Vessel

No trip to Rotorua would be complete without a cruise on board the Lakeland Queen, New Zealand’s only stern wheel paddle-driven vessel. Built right here in Rotorua and modelled on the famous paddle river cruise vessels from around the world she is designed to specifically operate on lake Rotorua.

The gentle pace of the paddle allows for a relaxing scenic cruise with passengers able to move freely about the vessel. A recent refurbishment was designed for your comfort while retaining the ships historic integrity. Wide and numerous windows allow passengers to take in the best scenic viewing opportunities and the outdoor viewing platforms offer great photo opportunities for those memorable images to take and share back home. With two deck levels, each level offers full restroom facilities, an outdoor viewing platform and full bar services. The lower level is wheel chair friendly with appropriate restroom.

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