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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

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 a 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: Twelve 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.


Enjoy a unique group holiday, spending up to six nights in a fully equipped houseboat on the scenic Waikato River

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 $4,940 value)
  • $2,449 for a three-night stay (up to $5,540 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


  • 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

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The Fine Print

• Deal is valid for up to 8 people

• Limit of 2 vouchers per person

• Purchase up to 2 additional as gifts

• 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

• Maximum capacity of 12 people

• 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 the same condition as when boarded the boat

• Linen included

• Fuel costs (petrol, diesel and LPG) and car parking will be deducted on completion of hire; secure car parking available at $3 per car per day

• Reverse cycle air conditioning available at an additional charge of $65 per day (must be for the number of days of the charter)

• Sky TV is available at an additional charge of $20 per day (must be for the number of days of the charter)

• Use of the spa pool will be at an additional charge of $20 per day (must be for the number of days of the charter)

• Bring your own 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

• Please check availability online before purchase

• Cruise departs at midday

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

• 48-hour cancellation policy or voucher is forfeited

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

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How to Redeem

Can travel to: 30 Nov 2019

• Email to book:

• State name, preferred dates of stay and voucher and security codes

• Attach PDF voucher

• Present printed voucher on arrival

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