90-Minute Waikato Heartland BBQ Lunch Cruise - Ex Hamilton Gardens

Join the friendly team at Waikato River Explorer for a fantastic scenic cruise on the mighty Waikato River.

Departing Hamilton Gardens, we’ll pass gorgeous views of the Waikato Region and hear fascinating onboard commentary about the rich history of this iconic New Zealand river.

Enjoy a delicious classic kiwi BBQ on board as you soak up the beautiful stunning scenery.

A memorable and visually stunning experience for the whole family to enjoy- this is a fabulous way to see the best of the Waikato region at a relaxed and enjoyable pace.

Departure times:

This cruise option is available at 11:30am & 1:15pm Tuesdays & 1:15pm Saturday over Winter and 11:30am & 1:15pm Tuesday, Friday & Saturday over Summer (from 26.10.19).

Because the vessel is protected in the weather, the 90 Minute Scenic Cruise makes for a fabulous activity no matter what the weather!

The crew at Waikato River Explorer look forward to having you on board as we cruise New Zealand’s favourite river!

****PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are strictly are non-transferable. They can only be redeemed on the specific date/time you have purchased****

Adult $69.00
Child $34.50

Duration

  • Allow approximately 90 minutes for the whole experience

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Legal Drinking Age Enforced

  • To consume Alcohol you must be over the legal drinking age. You may be asked to produce Government Issued ID to prove your age.

Notes

  • Age Ranges:
  • Infants = Under 5s
  • Children = 5-14 years
  • Adults = 15-64 years
  • Senior = 65-99 years
  • Infants go free
  • Please note BYO booze and food is not allowed on board Minimum 2 persons required for cruise to depart. Single bookings will be waitlisted to be confirmed.

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aglowu from New Zealand wrote on 22 January 2020

Definitely recommend it

The bbq was so delicious!!!! Thanks guys really enjoyed our time

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Thanks so much great review. So glad you guys had a great time on the river!

Hillary Olivier from South Korea wrote on 15 February 2020

Excellent cruise

Great value for money. Food was awesome, big portion of steak. Staff friendly and accommodating with regards to not eating red meat. Snacks and drinks good prices. An enjoyable trip if in area. Highly recommend

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Thanks so much for the fantastic review .. we work incredibly hard 365 days per year to provide the best experience we can for our guests and your review confirms that we are on the right track.

Catherine from New Zealand wrote on 26 January 2020

Lovely Trip

We had a lovely trip. Great staff very knowledgeable. The river is beautiful.

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Thanks so much for the glowing review. So glad you enjoyed our special river.

alisaa from New Zealand wrote on 22 January 2020

Lunchtime cruising

Good commentary, the BBQ lunch was plentiful and delicious. Great service. I am glad that our cruise was not full as the number of tables and chairs on board if full, I think would feel crammed.

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Thanks for the fantastic review. Our vessel can take 49 people however we usually only put 20-25 people on-board for the BBQ Lunch for the reason mentioned above.

carolynk from New Zealand wrote on 27 November 2019

Fantastic!

Really enjoyed the Waikato River cruise, very informative commentary, and the BBQ lunch was delicious!! The deck crew were very friendly, felt it was good value for money.

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Thanks for the great review. We hope to see guys again soon.

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