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Hamilton City Cafe Cruise

Waikato River Explorer

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Enjoy spectacular views of New Zealand's longest inland waterway on Kiwi Cat, our floating Cafe. Our 60-minute Cafe Cruises from Hamilton Gardens to the city and back again operate most days and highlights include the cities many old bridges, scuptures, art installations, Natrive Trees, Birds, Marine Life and some amazing riverside property. We may even pass a rowing crew out practicing.

The vessel is fully protected from the weather with a fully licensed café & bar on board. Lunch is included in the price (excluding beverages). EFTPOS and credit card facilities are available on board. We even have coloring in stuff for the kids! Cruises depart 10am (Mon-Thurs Summer only), 11am, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm. In Winter this option is only available Wednesday - Sunday (1pm & 2pm cruises on Saturdays do not operate over Winter also).

What You'll Get

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Waikato River Explorer, Hamilton New Zealand

Departing Hamilton Gardens, the vessel heads downstream on this fast-flowing hydro waterway through Hamilton City as far as Hamilton's famous landmark, The Claudelands Bridge, then back upstream, stopping off in the CBD before returning to the River Ferry Terminal at Hamilton Gardens.

Our Skippers provide an entertaining commentary telling the story of the region, and pointing out various landmarks including the many Sculptures and Art Installations, the site of the first European landings in the mid 1860s and the vessel they arrived on which is still sitting up on the riverbank.

Our Cafe Menu includes Toasted Paninis, Pulled Beef Nachos, Homebaked Fritatta, Sliders and our popular Smoked Chicken Salad. A selection of delicious Muffins, Cookies and Slices are also available along with Espresso Coffee, Tea & Chocolate.

Other Snack Food is available and the Bar onboard is fully-licensed.

Complimentary Sunscreen is available.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 44 travelers
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • TripAdvisor Experiences brokerage fee
  • Live commentary on board
  • Lunch - Two courses from our Cafe Menu
  • Restroom on board

  • Alcoholic Beverages

Departure Point
Hamilton Gardens, Waikato 3216, New Zealand

Departure Time
10/26/2019 - 3/31/2020
Monday:10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Wednesday:10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Thursday:10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Friday:11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Saturday:11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Sunday:11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
6/26/2020 - 10/25/2020
Wednesday:11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Thursday:11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Friday:11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Saturday:11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Sunday:11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
10/26/2020 - 4/12/2021
Monday:10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Wednesday:10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Thursday:10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Friday:11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Saturday:11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Sunday:11:00 AM - 03:00 PM

1 hour

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Waikato River Explorer in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.