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Experience the beauty and tranquil water of the Waikato River
on the Waikato River Explorer

Come for a relaxing cruise on New Zealand's longest waterway flowing 
through Hamilton, New Zealand's largest inland city

NEW 'River Cruise & Guided Gardens Tour ... with Motel/Hotel pick-up'

The Waikato River Explorer and Friends of the Hamilton Gardens have teamed up to provide a new day tour option combining the award winning Hamilton Gardens and the mighty Waikato River

The tour includes pick up and return transport to your accommodation, a tour of the Paradise Gardens Collection with free time to explore the rest of Hamilton Gardens, as well as a delicious lunch and relaxing river cruise on the Waikato River Explorer on New Zealand’s longest river, the Waikato River

This tour is available now from Monday to Friday through to the 5th February 2016
for just $69 per person

Call us now on 0800 139 756 to find out more or email us at
to book your tour with us today


Daily cruises 
11:00am - 12:30pm Mystery Creek Scenic Cruise BOOK NOW
12:45pm – 2:00pm Hamilton City Scenic Cruise (Lunch optional) BOOK NOW

Weekly cruises
11am - 3:45pm (Weekends only) Cruise to lunch at a country cafe: 
Olde Creamery BOOK NOW
Narrows Landing BOOK NOW
Lily Pad Cafe BOOK NOW
Vilagrad Winery (Includes wine tasting) BOOK NOW
2:00pm – 3:45pm (Weekends only) Mystery Creek Scenic Cruise BOOK NOW
2:00 - 5:00pm (Weekends only) Mystery Creek Wine Tasting BOOK NOW
4:00pm - 5:30pm (Saturdays only) Hamilton City Scenic Cruise
6:00pm – 9:30pm (Saturdays only) Cruise to Dinner @ The Narrow’s Landing BOOK NOW

*Please note that several Mondays and Tuesdays in February and March will be unavailable due to charter commitments and vessel maintenance
 Click here to view our on-board cafe menu {available for individuals and groups up to 10 people}

With weekly Scenic Cruises, Wine Tasting Cruises or Ferry Trips to events at either
Hamilton Gardens or Mystery Creek Events Centre, the Waikato River Explorer
is a great option for corporate events, client functions, staff dinners
or just a leisurely cruise with family and friends


Bookings essential on all sailings to avoid disappointment  

 See you on the river....

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Operating Thursday - Sunday, at either 12:30 or 2:30 with additional sailings at 10:30am and 4:30pm on weekends during Daylight Saving months. Journey under Hamilton's magnificent old bridges or upstream with native bush, waterfalls and amazing riverside estates. Pick ups from Hamilton Gardens.
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Perfect for special occasions. Available on request all year round with great menu options.

Enjoy a charter cruise on the Waikato River

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