Matakana River Tours

We offer a relaxing cruise down the calm and safe Matakana River. A fascinating one hour tour, highlighting the history and ecosystem of this once vital link to Auckland


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Matakana River tours is the only activity in walking distance of the main village.

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An hour daily cruise over the high tide( departure times change daily) showcasing the history and diverse ecosystem of the river. Come and experience a New Zealand tidal estuary where the captain gives and informative, educational and amusing commentary.
Possible sighting of stingrays, birdlife such as the shy black shag(Kawau) and royal spoonbills.

Relax and even enjoy a glass of wine or beer as you relax on the quiet waters. With the tour only being an hour, this leaves loads of time to explore the rest of the amazing Matakana coast and wine country.

Paddle board options also available. Bookings Essential. Phone or book online.


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Physical address

Matakana River Tours, Matakana Wharf Road, Matakana, Matakana, Auckland, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
9am - 8pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

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Proximity to town:
City Centre

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $25.00
(12 year(s) and under)
Other charges:
20 Seniors

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