Relax on the crater lake while we cruise on to majestic Mokoia Island. Set foot on Mokoia Island where a guided tour awaits. Uncover the beauty and Māori history wrapped in a love story and war. From bird watching, geothermal pools and strolling through nature, Mokoia Island has it all.
Mokoia Island sits in the heart of Lake Rotorua, 180 meters above the lake surface and is an iconic landmark dating back to 1350 A.D. Katoa Lake Rotorua has exclusive access to Mokoia Island where you can hear NZ's most famous love story and see where it happened. Uncover little surprises by our knowledgeable local guide while you unlock the history of Mokoia Island.
Home to 25 pairs of breeding kiwi, North Island Saddleback (tīeke), native robin, ducks and more, Mokoia Island is a bird watchers delight. The native bush, including ferns and Kawakawa (which you can even eat), shades you from the sun and makes the island look even more beautiful against the crater lake of Lake Rotorua.
Our water taxi is designed with comfort in mind. It keeps you away from the spray and quickly transports you to Mokoia Island. With covered seating for up to 30 guests and large windows to take in the scenery, there’s no reason not to unearth Mokoia Island’s hidden treasures.
All departures are from our convenient Lakefront location, situated only 2 mins walk from the centre of the city.
By taking this trip, you’re helping contribute to the longevity of Mokoia Island. A percentage of each fare is paid to the Mokoia Island Trust. This goes towards the development and maintenance of the island. Mokoia Island is managed in conjunction with the Department of Conservation and relies heavily on this income to sustain the Wildlife Sanctuary and preserve the habitat for future generations.