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Waikato River BBQ Cruise

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Enjoy spectacular views of the river and Hamilton City upstream of Hamilton Gardens on each 90-minute Heartland Cruise.

Cruising through Heartland New Zealand, highlights include waterfalls, native bush and some of the regions most exclusive properties. The area is also popular for watersports and we are most likely to see Jetskiiers, Jetboaters and Waterskiiers on the river. 

The cruise package includes two courses from our Cafe Menu in Winter and our popular two course Kiwi Barbeque in Summer. The vessel is fully protected from the weather with a fully licensed café & bar on board. EFTPOS and credit card facilities are available on board. We even have coloring in stuff for the kids! Cruises depart at 11:30am & 1:15pm Tuesdays and 1:15pm Saturdays all year with extra cruises at 11:30am & 1:15pm Fridays and & 11:30am Saturdays from November - April.

What You'll Get

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Tamahere, Tamahere, Waikato Region, North Island

Large Riverside Estates, Native Bush & Nukuhau Bend, a large sweeping bend in the river

Pass By: Waikato Region, Waikato Region, North Island

Lush Native bush, amazing riverside properties and The Narrows with it's overhanging trees, large boulders, swift current and waterfall

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • 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 49 travelers
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Lunch - Two Course Kiwi Barbecue Lunch served onboard
  • Restroom on board

  • Alcoholic Beverages

Departure Point
Hamilton Gardens, Waikato 3216, New Zealand

Departure Time
6/27/2019 - 10/25/2019
Tuesday:11:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Saturday:01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
10/26/2019 - 4/11/2020
Tuesday:11:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Friday:11:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Saturday:11:30 AM - 03:00 PM

1 hour 30 minutes

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
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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.