Welcome to Discovery Houseboats

Auckland, New Zealand

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Features of "Discovery 1"

Every effort has been made in the design and building of "Discovery 1" to ensure that she provides the very highest possible level of comfort and facilities while protecting the environment and the river. 

Main Deck Features:

  • 4 Queen-size beds - Some zip apart to singles
  • 4 Ensuited bedrooms with 19" LCD TV/DVD
  • 2 Rear lounges with TV that convert to bedrooms
  • 5th Toilet off the passage
  • 5th Shower off the passage
  • Sofa lounge (front section)
  • Designer kitchen with stainless appliances
  • Dishwasher and microwave
  • Gas stove
  • Filtered drinking water
  • Huge living area
  • 42" Plasma TV with DVD
  • Sky Digital TV
  • CD stereo to upper, lower, fore and aft decks
  • CDMA Phone and UHF radio
  • Reverse cycle air-conditioning
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Fish finder/depth sounder
  • Close circuit TV to rear deck
  • Rear sundeck with 2 ski boat hitches
  • 1 x 144lt Ice Box

View Main Deck Plans 

For your Convenience/safety:

  • All safety equipment required by NZ Law
  • Chart Plotter
  • Below deck generator
  • Wind generator to support the power supply
  • Full automated electrical system
  • Electric anchor
  • GPS tracking
  • Security System
  • Wind Speed & Direction indicator
  • Lightening arrestor

Upper Deck Features:

  • Extended upper deck
  • 10 person heated spa pool
  • 6 burner Stainless steel bar fridge
  • Wet bar facility with stainless bar fridge
  • Outdoor setting and sun lounges
  • Clears for wet or cool weather conditions
  • Gas heating
  • Large water proof sun shade
  • 1x 144lt Ice Box
  • CD stereo to upper and lower decks

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  • Fresh bed linen, quilts, blankets, pillows, bath towels & tea towels
  • Crockery, cutlery and kitchen utensils

What you need:

  • Food and drinks
  • Beach towels
  • Personal toiletries & sunscreen

Optional extras:

  • Catering for food and beverages
  • Transfers from Auckland
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Tour packages





Discovery Houseboats Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand