Dec 17: New group boat charters in the city

In preparation for the commencement of the River Plan developments and the installation of a new pontoon below Waikato Museum, we have installed a temporary pontoon mooring at Memorial Park.

Waikato River Explorer New group boat charters in the city

Sitting next to a piece of history, the hull of the vessel the original European settlers arrived on in 1864, the pontoon allows easy access to the vessel at all river heights with plenty of parking for coaches and cars up on Memorial Drive.

For those wanting to continue the celebrations afterwards, the location is a mere 15-minute walk across one of the city’s oldest bridges from the center of Hamilton nightlife.

Hamilton City Council expects to have its new mooring pontoon installed sometime after Christmas and this along with the new pontoon mooring at Hamilton Gardens, planned for May 2018, will provide the facilities desperately needed to meet the growing popularity of the river as a tourist destination and activity.