Unearth the rich beauty and history of Mokoia Island, alongside the adrenaline of 30 minutes in our V8 powered jet boats.
Mokoia Island is the home of one of our country’s most famous love stories, and the home of some of our most notorious Maori warriors and tribes.
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.
Stay warm and dry with our free-to-use spray jackets and life jackets. Suitable for almost all ages (from 2 years old). We also have a babysitting service available for those who want to leave the little ones at the dock. Child is between 5-15 years old. Infants aged between 2-4 years old go FREE. Limit 1 free infant per paying adult.
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.