Waikato River Cafe Cruise

Cultural & Theme Tours in New Zealand
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Tour description

Enjoy spectacular views of the river and Hamilton City upstream of Hamilton Gardens on each 90-minute Cafe 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 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!

Departing Hamilton Gardens each Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday at 11am and 1pm, the vessel heads upstream on this fast-flowing hydro waterway towards Mystery Creek and The Narrows, which is the narrowest part of the 425 km river. After viewing some of the most exclusive real estate in the region, we then head downstream 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. The Skipper will point out many of the exclusive dwellings with some interesting stories about how they came to be on the riverbank.   Our Cafe Menu is available on all cruises. Food options include Toasted Paninis, Nachos, home-baked Fritatta 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.

What's included

  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)

What's not included

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch