Water activity

Waikato River: 1-Hour Ecological River Cruise

Waikato River: 1-Hour Ecological River Cruise

From US$ 74.71 per person

Experience an amazing jet boat tour along the Mighty Waikato River during a scenic sightseeing cruise. Enjoy the stunning and breathtaking scenery at a slower pace and learn about the history of the region.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 hour
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Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Explore the lower Mighty Waikato River during a sightseeing cruise
  • Marvel at the amazing Cambridge Gorge with towering cliffs above you
  • Visit the Karapiro Hydro Power Station and see large waterfalls
  • View native wildlife, fish, and birds and hear historic storytelling
Full description
Experience an ecological river cruise on a speedboat that is tailored to the wishes of the customers on board, this includes the speed, and the number of slides and spins if any. The experienced driver will give you a detailed history of the area and Karapiro Dam and power station. Admire the native birds and wildlife which make the area home. Your guide has a diploma in environmental management and an in-depth knowledge of the local flora and fauna. Encounter numerous fish species and birds species such as Fantail, Kingfisher, Tui, Harrier Hawk, NZ Falcon, Heron, Shag, Mallard Duck and more. See large waterfalls from the towering cliffs above. Experience some of the narrowest sections of the Waikato River with the forest canopy above. Visit the base of the Karapiro Hydro Power station with full commentary provided. Then, cruise back to beautiful Cambridge.
  • All wet weather gear and safety equipment provided
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Meeting point

    Please meet at the top of the boat ramp, Dominion Ave, Cambridge 3434, New Zealand

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
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    March 19, 2021

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    Product ID: 290910