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Waikato Region: Up to 6-Night Houseboat Holiday for Up to Eight People with Houseboat Holidays - Waikato River

Waikato Region: 1-Night Houseboat Holiday

What You Get

Choose from Five Options

  • $1,599 for a one-night stay (up to $3,980 value)
  • $2,229 for a two-night stay (up to $4,540 value)
  • $2,449 for a three-night stay (up to $4,980 value)
  • $2,729 for a four-night stay (up to $5,460 value)
  • $3,339 for a six-night stay (up to $6,860 value)

Included in all options:
  • Accommodation in four- to six-bedroom houseboat cabin for up to eight people

The Boatel: Houseboat “Discovery 1”

Moored at the historic Lapwood Landing, the houseboat “Discovery 1” offers an ideal starting point to explore the Waikato River (New Zealand’s longest river). During the trip, customers will discover secluded National Reserves, secluded backwaters in the river delta, fishing spots and pristine sandbars. Guests can roam past Native bush, historic Battle sites, and enjoy breathtaking wetlands with considerable birdlife.

The houseboat cabins feature air-conditioned separate living and sleeping areas, as well as fully-equipped kitchens with refrigerators and ice-makers, dishwashers, microwaves, Sky TVs and automatic 240-volt power systems. Holidaymakers can unwind on the large upper enclosed deck which includes an 8 people spa pool, BBQ, sun lounges, a bar and table and chairs.

Room Details

Four- to Six-Bedroom Houseboat Cabin

  • 4 queen-size bedroom houseboat, all beds convert to single beds
  • Standard occupancy: Eight people
  • Maximum occupancy: 12 people
  • The boat features spacious lounge dining kitchen with panoramic windows, gourmet kitchen, spacious front and rear and upper shaded decks with outdoor furniture, gourmet hooded BBQ, fully automated diesel generator, with two quiet and efficient 90hp four-stroke outboards, 7 TVs/DVDs mounted throughout the boat

The Area: Waikato Region, North Island

This region of New Zealand’s North Island marries its breathtaking scenery with a slew of activities that will tempt one’s inner explorer. Explore New Zealand’s longest river, the Waikato with a walking or biking adventure that covers all manners of terrain, from open grassy fields to wooden boardwalks suspended over wetlands.

Visitors continue to be spoilt for choice in Turangi, with a choice of activities like white water rafting, kayaking, trout fishing and skiing. Lake Taupo is a mecca for adrenaline junkies, tempting thrill-seekers with bungy jumping, skydiving, quad biking and scenic helicopter flights. The Tongariro National Park has gained worldwide acclaim after being awarded UNESCO Dual World Heritage and featured in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Visitors to the area are towered over by three volcanoes, including the 2797m Mount Ruapehu as they take one of several walking routes. The 19.4km Tongariro Alpine Crossing is touted as the best day walk in New Zealand, challenging even the most capable hiker with its craters and windy terrain.


  • Check-in: 12pm
  • Check-out: 11am
  • Parking available at $3.00 per day
  • Smoking policy: non-smoking
  • Pets not allowed
  • Accessibility: disabled-accessible rooms are not available
  • Additional people policy: Charges for additional people need to be discussed at the time of booking; any additional amount is payable direct to the merchant at the time of booking

The Fine Print

Due to restrictions in place to comply with social distancing some amenities at this property may not be available for use during your stay. Please check with the property upon check-in for their latest information
• Deal is valid for 8 people

• Limit of 2 vouchers per person

• Purchase up to 2 additional as gifts

• 48-hour cancellation policy or voucher is forfeited

• Max 12 guests per boat

Groupon strongly encourages all travelers to check official advice available at prior to purchasing this deal

Travel insurance not included; customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover after booking

• Charges for additional people needs to be discussed at the time of booking; any additional amount is payable direct to the merchant at the time of booking

• Drivers must be 21 years or older and hold a current car driver's license (full license only)

• Stays can start from any day of the week if available

• A $1,000 credit card security bond is required prior to boarding; this is refundable if everything left in same condition as when boarded the boat

• Linen included

• BYO food and beverages

• Located just 45 minutes from Auckland CBD

• Management reserves right to substitute vessel in unexpected circumstances

• Cruises are subject to weather and river conditions

• Cruise departs at midday

• Arrives back on the day at 11am, depending on the length of cruise

• Please check availability online before purchase:

• Read more about purchase options and common Travel Terms here

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How to Redeem

Can travel to: 30 Nov 2020

• Email to book:

• Phone to book: (64) 9638 8305

• State Voucher and Security Code at time of booking

• Attach PDF voucher

• Present printed voucher on check-in

Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.

Houseboat Holidays - Waikato River (Auckland's Riverland)

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