Water activity

Waikato River: 1-Hour Ecological River Cruise

Activity provider: Camjet
Water activity

Waikato River: 1-Hour Ecological River Cruise

Activity provider: Camjet

From US$ 75.72 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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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
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

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    Meeting point

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

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 6 reviews

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    Beautiful scenery, funny and informative guide and exciting boat ride.

    February 13, 2023

    Amazing! Aaron very knowledgeable and skilful with the boat. Gave a thrilling, entertaining and enjoyable spin on a fab river with plenty to discover and see at high speed. Absolutely awesome and would love to do it all over again! Thanks Aaron!

    August 28, 2022

    Our guide Aaron was very accomodating to our young grand-daughter’s request to include some thrills and spills. He also refrained from the same when she became less keen after a few spins at speed. She told us afterwards that it was an ‘exciting’ trip. He kept up an informative commentary that we appreciated.

    August 28, 2022

    Product ID: 290910