Waikato River Explorer

November 2022



Not available during Alert Level 4 or Alert Level 3

Please visit the Waikato Explorer website for departure information. 


From $20.
Check availability on www.waikatoexplorer.co.nz or by calling 0800139756.


Enjoy spectacular views with a cruise on the Waikato River Explorer. ‚ÄčOur vessels are protected from the weather with fully licensed cafe/bar on board. Delicious menu available on all cruises, with EFTPOS and credit card facilities on board. We even have coloring-in stuff for the kids!

City Cafe Cruise

Our 60-minute return City Cafe Cruises run from Hamilton Gardens down through the center of Hamilton city. This is a totally unique way to view New Zealand’s largest inland city. Highlights include several 100-year-old bridges, riverside sculptures and artworks - plus our skipper's unique commentary. We may even pass a rowing crew out practicing. All cruises return to Hamilton Gardens. 

Heartland Cruise

Meanwhile, our 90-minute Heartland Cruises show off the heart of the Waikato between Hamilton Gardens and The Narrows, near Mystery Creek. Highlights include the waterfall in The Narrows, amazing riverside estates, native bush and bird life. All cruises return to Hamilton Gardens and a BBQ lunch is available onboard during summer months from November to March.

Book now: www.waikatoexplorer.co.nz