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Discovery Houseboats Holiday Packages for "Discovery 1"

Select one of our prepared recreational holiday packages to combine with the tranquility, relaxation and serenity of house boating or make up your own from the wide range of activities available to make your holiday one of true discovery.

Discovery Packages include::

Thrill Seeking:

Designed for those who enjoy the thrills of life. With a good range of activities on various days of your houseboating holiday combination of activities that include; jet boating, abseiling, V8 super car ride, caving, jet skiing, Quad biking


There are 8 courses to choose from. Perhaps one or two for each day of your holiday.

Te Kauwhata, Tuakau, Pukekohe.

With lunch at Cooks Landing where you will be able to take part in a driving competition

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Maori Culture:

Internationally know for there music, food, challenges, action songs, carving and history, this is a experience that should not be missed.


The lower region of the Waikato River, played a large part in the early history of New Zealand. In 1863-64 is was used by British as a passage for their gun boats to get close enough to shell the local Maori fortifications (Pa's) during the land wars.


Kayaking can be enjoyed throughout the length of the river, exploring the many smaller waterways around islands, in the River Delta, in the Port Waikato harbour and the ocean surf.


Your fishing holiday provides the challenge of both fresh water and a wide range of salt water fish. Please refer to the lists of fish that can be caught. Please contact us for full details.


Discovery will enable you to experience the wines in the Franklin, Auckland and New Zealand.

New Zealand is internationally know it's wine and there are a number of boutique wine producers in the region, 7 within close proximity of the river.

Motor Racing

Motor racing has been at home in Pukekohe and Meremere (drag strip) for many years.

More recently the Hampton Downs race track has been under construction and this new specially designed track will definitely add to the racing attractions.

Garden Visits

If you enjoy gardens there are a wide range of beautiful gardens available to enjoy during your holiday of on the Waikato River.

The package includes all transport to and from Discovery 1

Keeping Fit

If you enjoy walking or biking, there are many scenic locations as you "glide elegantly" down the Waikato River on Discovery 1, there are many locations where you are able to enjoy these activities as well as the scenery and the many historical battlegrounds and buildings.


The seclusion, scenery and solitude available on many parts of the Waikato River is unmatched.


If you are planning to celebrate a special occasion, birthday, or wedding anniversary, reunion etc Discovery is the ideal choice.

Make this a memorable time relaxing on Discovery 1 with your friends and family in the tranquility and natural beauty of the Waikato River.

Discovery Houseboats Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand