Is tourism going quackers?
Who comes up with these ideas? Well in this case two brothers, Peter and Trevor Weir. The business kicked off in 2003 and 15 years later Rotorua Duck Tours is more popular than ever, it seems people have taken to these yellow leviathans like ducks to water. In fact a third duck from Oregon, USA is joining the team.
It seems ironic that these amphibious trucks put into service during World War II for transporting goods and troops over land and water and for use approaching and crossing beaches in amphibious attacks are now providing fun, laughter and lovely memories for tourists from all over the world.
The tour leaves from Rotorua town and takes you out into the beautiful surrounding countryside visiting various lakes including the blue and green lakes and the iconic Lake Tarawera at the base of the mighty volcanic Mount Tarawera. Yes, you will have fun and you will also learn about the local history. What a unique way of site seeing for both adults and children.