Central City Jetty or
Hamilton Gardens Jetty


Winter schedule
Thursday to Sunday

Contact Details

Phone: 0800 139 756

Cost and Booking



The Waikato River Explorer offers locals and visitors the opportunity to experience the Waikato River from a unique perspective and enjoy the wonderful natural attraction that flows through our region.

The Scenic cruise departs from the Hamilton central jetty or Hamilton Gardens jetty and we are currently operating on a winter schedule.  There is a fully licensed bar on board and cafe-style food available for purchase during the cruise with EFTPOS and credit card facilities available. 

Purchase tickets online or at Hamilton i-SITE (120 Victoria Street).  Please book early to avoid disappointment on the day.

City Central Jetty - access via Grantham Street or behind the Waikato Museum/Carpark, follow the path that leads you down towards the river.
Hamilton Gardens Jetty - access via Gate 1 Carpark, follow the path that leads you down towards the river