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Lakeland Queen - Coffee Cruise

Join the friendly crew aboard the M.V Lakeland Queen for an hour of relaxed cruising on Lake Rotorua while enjoying a coffee and fresh baking.

Highlights

  • Relax on a 1 hour scenic cruise of Lake Rotorua
  • Experience New Zealand’s only stern wheel paddle-driven vessel
  • Enjoy unlimited coffee and tea and a freshly baked treat

Join the friendly crew aboard the M.V Lakeland Queen for an hour of relaxed cruising on Lake Rotorua.

Kick back and take in the beautiful views including Mokoia Island, Kawaha Point, and Sulphur Bay while enjoying complimentary hot drinks and a freshly baked treat.

About The Lakeland Queen:

The Lakeland Queen was built locally in 1986 and modelled 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 500 hp Cummins diesel engine driving a 16 bladed stern paddle. A true icon of the region the recently refurbished 'Grand Old Lady of the Lake' can cater for up to 210 seated guests and is a real must-do during your Rotorua visit.

Our comfortable floating restaurant has two deck levels, outdoor viewing platforms, and a fully licensed bar for your enjoyment.

The lower deck is wheelchair friendly with accessible restroom.

Adult $30.00 (Aged 15+)
Child $15.00 (Aged 6 - 14 years)

What's included

  • 1 hour cruise
  • Unlimited tea and coffee
  • Freshly baked treat

Duration

  • Allow approximately 1 hour for the whole experience

Location

  • Memorial Drive, Lakefront, Rotorua

Notes

  • Infants 0-5 go free.

Available Bookings from August 03 to August 09

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  • Adult$24.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$15.00

  • Adult$24.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$15.00

  • Adult$24.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$15.00

  • Adult$30.00
  • Child$15.00

  • Adult$24.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$15.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.5

174 reviews

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Duchess from New Zealand wrote on 28 July 2020

Great fun

Great scenery, informative info about points of interest, staff were helpful, wine tasted great, relaxing, and Skipper/Captain was friendly and willing to answer lots of questions so all up I really enjoyed it.

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Kia Ora, Thank you very much for taking the time to provide us with feedback regarding your recent cruise here at the Lakeland Queen Rotorua. We very much appreciate your comments regarding your cruise with us. We are glad our team here is able to provide you with the high levels of service we strive for. It was our pleasure to bring the amazing moment for you. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Kind Regards Markus GM

Brooke Sergeant from New Zealand wrote on 19 July 2020

Lovely cruise

My son Kaya and I had a great time, the staff were friendly, the coffee, hot chocolate for kaya, and muffins went down a treat. Kaya even got to steer the boat. It was a great afternoon. Definitely recommend for a coffee date for anyone.

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Kia Ora, Thank you very much for taking the time to provide us with feedback regarding your recent cruise here at the Lakeland Queen Rotorua. We very much appreciate your comments regarding your cruise with us. We are glad our team here is able to provide you with the high levels of service we strive for. It was our pleasure to bring the amazing moment for you. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Kind Regards Markus GM

carmenb5 from New Zealand wrote on 08 March 2020

Carmen

It was a lovely cruise looking at Rotorua from the water. Coffee and muffin was nice too.

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Thank you for choosing Lakeland Queen Cruise! We are happy to hearing from customer and will keep developing our product! Hope to see you again soon!

Deborah from New Zealand wrote on 07 March 2021

Back to the 1950's

A trip back in time to when smokers lit up without any consideration for others. Perhaps Lakeland Queen should rename this the "Smokers Cruise.'? The only place outside upstairs on this coffee cruise is a small "deck" next to the Captain's cabin. The company allows both smoking and vaping on the one deck that customers would like to look out from! I am sure most people want to take in the views (that's what we paid for) rather than taking in others second hand smoke... The company does not care and states that they do not want to discriminate so are happy to carry on with this disgusting situation. Smoke wafts back into the upstairs dining area. Perhaps they could have smokers standing underneath the funnels then this "paddle steamer" may look a little more realistic with smoke coming out of the funnels instead of into the dining room... Surely smokers and vapers can cope for ONE HOUR on this cruise without having to send their poisonous fumes around the boat? Why are the management of this cruise not living in the 21st century. Roll on smoke free NZ in 2025!!

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Kia Ora, Thanks for your comments. We surly will look into this. Be kind and respect others. Warm Regards Markus GM

Leah Taylor from New Zealand wrote on 28 February 2021

Awesome

Had an awesome cruise. Weather was amazing.. Glad we decided to do the coffee cruise experience. Price was cheap. Would definitely do it again.

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Kia Ora, Thank you very much for taking the time to provide us with feedback regarding your recent cruise here at the Lakeland Queen Rotorua. We very much appreciate your comments regarding your cruise with us. We are glad our team here is able to provide you with the high levels of service we strive for. It was our pleasure to bring the amazing moment for you. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Kind Regards Markus GM

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