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The Paddleboat Company
$22 for Two Hour Cruise on Lake Maraetai (value $45)
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- Experience a popular cruise that'll take you through breathtaking scenery.
- Grab a two-hour cruise on Lake Maraetai for $22 with The Paddleboat Company.
- Enjoy cruising on Otunui - New Zealand's oldest operating paddleboat.
- Make the most of the licensed bar on board with tea, coffee and snacks available.
- Take part in some of the activities the area has to offer with a walk up Mt Titiraupenga or river walking trails.
There's something wildly romantic and adventurous about paddleboats. Big or small, plain or ridiculously elegant and over the top, you can't help but feel like you're in a movie every time you step on one. The old style appearance and leisurely way in which they cruise makes you want to hop on board for an adventure to anywhere. Luckily for us Kiwis the scenic town of Mangakino has just the thing to propel you into your own movie.
Pay just $22 for a two-hour cruise on Lake Maraetai with The Paddleboat Company and enjoy checking out beautiful scenery from the comfort of an historic boat. The Otunui has more than 100 years of history in New Zealand and attracts tourists from near and far. Comfortably able to seat 48 passengers and with full commentary and food and snacks available, you'll love the experience of learning about Mangakino and seeing the most spectacular sights.
This popular cruise will expose you to amazing sights like vertical cliffs, drowned forests and a narrow river gorge. It'll be an adventure of a lifetime! You'll see native trees like Rimu and Tanekaha and a few birds like Swans and Teal as well as some trout and boar. This two-hour cruise heads down Lake Maraetai all the way into Mangakino Stream after passing the Waikato River Trail boardwalk. As you reach up stream the boat will be tied up so you can enjoy a warm or cool drink as you take in the scenery. With a full commentary you'll come out with knowledge about the area you never knew existed. The boats long and often thrilling history will make you feel like you becoming part of history too.
While in Mangakino why not enjoy, golf, kayaking, mountain biking, trout fishing, with accommodation available and free camping at the lakeside.