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Houseboat Holidays in Auckland, New Zealand

Houseboat
12 Guests

About This Sleep Aboard Boat

Discover the unexpected beauty of the Riverlands cruising on a houseboat! Rent the houseboat for up to 12 people. Rates start from NZD $2,200 for 2 nights.

A river cruise on our houseboat, lets you escape the world and experience one of New Zealand's hidden treasures.
 
Wine and dine on the spacious deck, or simply relax and enjoy great company as the tranquility of the Wetlands pass by.

No cars, no queues, just smooth cruising and panoramic views aboard a luxury houseboat with Auckland's Discovery River Cruises.  

Vessel Features

This is Manuwai vessel it accommodates 8-12 people. We have 4-6 Sumptuous bedrooms with high quality white linen.

Pricing: (All prices in NZD currency)

Monday, May 1, 2017 to Saturday, September 30, 2017

• 2 Nights $2,200
• 3 & 4 Nights Mid week $3,295
• 7 Nights $5,275
• Petrol per hour Included
• Generator & Gas per hour Included

Saturday, October 1, 2016 to Sunday, April 30, 2017

• 2 Nights $3,740
• 3 & 4 Nights Mid week $3,960
• 7 Nights $6,265
• Petrol per hour Included
• Generator & Gas per hour Included 

Overnight Cruises

With 90 km of the most spectacular river scenery with it’s ancient towering cliffs, historic battle sites,abundant birdlife, magnificent native bush, seclusion and available onshore facilities you are able to enjoy the ultimate in on-water luxury accommodation for 1 to 7 nights enjoying a different location each day. You are welcome to bring your Kayaks, boats and Jet Ski’s for sport or exploring.

One Night

Depart our historic Lapwood Landing at 2pm and cruise through the scenic “Riverland” before your crew moors the vessel in the calm waters in the channel between the large natural bush covered Kaiwaka Island and eastern shore. The crew leave the vessel for you to enjoy the sunset, scenery, seclusion and tranquility of the location, the luxury of the vessel and it’s many features for your overnight. After you have enjoyed the morning bird song the crew returns at 0900 next morning for your breakfast cruise back to historic Lapwood Landing.

Two Nights

As for 1 Night except the cruise includes a down river cruise as follows: Your cruise continues down river while you breakfast or perhaps take another dip in the Jacuzzi while enjoying the scenery. We pass by the location of the 1863 Cameron Stockade (Camerontown) where on the 7th of September 1863, two Victoria Cross’s and 5 Distinguished Conduct Medals were won, when 200 Kingite warriors attacked the stockade.

A short distance down river the steel mill water intake jetty and the first of the larger Whitebait stands named “Red Light Bay” can be seen. The old sand mining location, Ski Club and slipway are visible down river. Due to river conditions the vessel returns a short distance up river to it’s 2nd mooring. Once secure, the crew will be happy to take you ashore for a walk on the large island and later return you to the vessel. The crew will leave the vessel and return next morning at 0900 for your breakfast cruise back to Historic Lapwood landing.

Three Nights

As for 2 Nights except we your cruise continues past the old sand mining location and slipway and further down river passed the old Whitebait factory which closed in the 1940’s but did process and can up to 120 tons of whitebait a season. This is our mooring location for the 2nd evening and once moored the crew will leave you to enjoy the location and sunset. They return next morning at 0900 for your cruise up river as due to river conditions the vessel must make a high tide pass through to the location of it’s 3rd evening mooring. Once secure, the crew will be happy to take you ashore for a walk on a large island and later return you to the vessel. The crew will leave the vessel and return next morning at 0900 to provide your breakfast cruise back to Historic Lapwood landing.

Four Nights

As for 2 Nights except we your cruise continues past the old sand mining location and slipway and further down river passed the old Whitebait factory which closed in the 1940’s but did process and can up to 120 tons of whitebait a season. This is our mooring location for the 2nd evening and once moored the crew will leave you to enjoy the location and sunset. They return next morning at 0900 for your cruise up river as due to river conditions the vessel must make a high tide pass through to the location of it’s 3rd evening mooring. Once secure, the crew will be happy to take you ashore for a walk on a large island and later return you to the vessel. The crew will leave the vessel and return next morning at 0900 to provide your breakfast cruise back to Historic Lapwood landing.

Five Nights

As for 4 nights except your cruise extends from the River Delta into the Port Waikato harbour where salt water fishing is available as well as mountain biking through the Waiuku Forest on North Head. Due to river conditions our 3rd night is in the harbour and 4th night back up river near the old Whitebait Factory. Crew return next morning at 0900 to continue the cruise up river to our 5th evening mooring where the crew will be happy to take you ashore for a walk on a large island and later return you to the vessel. They will then leave the vessel and return next morning at 0900 to provide your breakfast cruise back to Historic Lapwood landing.

Details

  • Type: Houseboat
  • Capacity: 12 People
  • Rental Minimum: 2 days
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 30 Days Prior

Rental Requirements

Cancellations

Providing that at least 30 days notice of cancellation is received by us (or 60 days in the case of school and public holiday periods), the deposit and bond are refundable less a cancellation fee ($150).

Otherwise, any refund will depend on the houseboat being re-let for the full period and at the full rate of hire.

Terms and Conditions

The hire period commences at 2 pm. The hire period ends at 10 am on the last day of hire. Mid week hires operate between Monday and Friday. Weekend hires operate between Friday and Monday. Whilst full week hires commence on either Monday or Friday or by arrangement. Number of persons on board must not exceed the number of berths for overnight cruises. We agree to have the vessel, motors and accessories in good working order upon your arrival. Discovery River Cruises Ltd will not be obligated to compensate for lost of time due to mechanical problems during the hire period. The hirer must read and sign a comprehensive Hirers Agreement prior to departure.

Booking a House Boat Get-a-way on “Discovery 1” means acceptance of the following terms and conditions:

Departure and Returns from our Historic Lapwood Landing 9km West of Pokeno 35 minutes from Auckland.Payment will be required for any damage, lost items, insurance excess and breakages on your return.Prices include the services of the Skipper & one crew member, both leave the vessel each day.Prices include free car parking at our terminal at Lapwood LandingPayment - 50% deposit to confirm bookings, with final payment 10 days prior to departure.Pre-prepared meals are available from our chef for those special celebrationHire time begins at our Landing at 3pmHire return time is 10am

Note: Hire Rates are subject to change without notice.

Specs

  • Cabin
  • Toilet
  • CD Player
  • Climate Control
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Air Conditioning

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Meet Ian

Ian

From Auckland

Member Since Sep 2013

Contact Owner
  • Listing Address
  • 12 Boston Rd
  • Auckland, Auckland 1023,
  • New Zealand
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