Wine Tasting on The Waikato River Explorer

Join us for a relaxing afternoon as we cruise the mighty Waikato River, enjoying stunning scenery and sampling wine along the way!


  • Waikato River Cruise
  • Kahurangi Estate wine tasting
  • Complimentary Bread & Dips

Prepare to enjoy breath-taking views of the Waikato as we cruise the calm waters of New Zealand’s longest river.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning scenery as we make our way from the city to Days Park, running under three bridges.

Vanessa, our resident Sommelier, joins us for a tasting of several of our most popular drops along with complimentary breads & dips.

4-5 wines are brought along for sampling and are available for purchase after the cruise.

This tour is available every Saturday and the vessel is fully protected by the weather, this fantastic cruise can be enjoyed all year round, no matter what the weather!”

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

Adult $60.00

What's included

  • Waikato River Cruise
  • Sampling of 4 -5 NZ wines
  • Breads & Dips


  • Allow approximately 1 hour for the whole experience

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.


  • Age Ranges:
  • Infants = Under 5s
  • Children = 5-14 years
  • Adults = 15-64 years
  • Senior = 65-99 years
  • 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.

    This cruise will be operating from a temporary Jetty, the Booking Office will confirm the departure point prior to cruising.

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Trina from New Zealand wrote on 25 August 2019

A great way to chill out for 90 minutes

Lovely friendly staff, worth having something to eat on board and sit back and just relax.

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Hi there thanks for taking the time to review your wine tasting experience with us - we really appreciate it. Look forward to hosting you again some time. Thanks from the team at Waikato River Explorer

lisat16 from New Zealand wrote on 28 April 2019

Relaxing cruise

An enjoyable cruise to go on. Family friendly for all ages.

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Thanks for the great review.

Linda Graham from New Zealand wrote on 28 April 2019

Wine Tasting

Highly recommend the cruise, great way to see the Waikato River and learn the history listening to the commentary. Friendly and helpful staff members. An activity for all age groups 😉

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