Waikato River - Discovery Cruises
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Discovery Cruises Ltd

  • Lapwoods Landing

  • 9 Kms from Pokeno

  • PO Box 26-252

  • Epsom 

  • Auckland

Times of operation

  • Operates all year around

  • By appointment only

  • Luxury river boat cruise
  • Early NZ settlement history
  • Visits to historic NZ land war sites
  • Beautiful landscapes
  • Kayaking
  • Clay bird shooting
  • Jet ski hire 


Discovery Cruises provide a day and overnight sailing in its luxury vessel, Manuwai Tuarua, on the lower Waikato River, passing through beautiful countryside and providing the guests with a special view of farms, horticulture and bush in their natural state, otherwise not accessible to the general public. Special features of the cruise include a retelling of early NZ land war history, with views of historic British redoubts and battle sites, kayaking, clay bird shooting and jet ski hire, following in the wake of the early paddle wheelers. Also included are the old whitebait factory, location of Cameron Stockade and many large islands. Accomodation is provided for up to 30 people on day cruises and 12 overnight in luxury suites, including Spa, air-conditioning, full galley and Sky TV. 

Enjoying the top deck entertainment area
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Luxury River Cruise Cabin
Luxury River Cruise Cabin

Havelock Bluff Stockade
Havelock Bluff Stockade


To find out more:
For more information you can visit <www.discoveryrivercriuses.co.nz> .