Pricing and Conditions

Adult $139.00 - $175.00
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$10 back rest

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Min. numbers apply. Minimum age 8 years. Booking essential. Given the nature of our tours/hires being outdoors, we operate in all weather conditions and recommend that you dress appropriately for the weather. Riverside Adventures Waikato can not be held responsible for any adverse weather conditions while you are on tour/hire with us and as such any refunds are at our discretion and we are under no obligation to do so. see website -

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Early cancellation of more than 30 days before hire/tour gains full refund. Cancellations within the 8 - 29 days of hire/tour of all services provided directly by Riverside Adventures Waikato will be refunded 80% of payment and 20% will be kept as credit towards next adventure within 6 months. No refund within 7 days of hire/tour. See website for further terms and conditions:

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Your adventure begins late afternoon/early evening at Riverside Adventures' base in South Waikato. Paddle along the southern edge of Lake Karapiro, over the old submerged Horahora Dam that produced electricity for the early Waihi goldfields. Learn the history of the Horahora village and enjoy the twilight & silence of being on the water as the day draws to an end. As night arrives over the lake, paddle slowly up the Pokaiwhenua Stream and through the canyon carved out by water over many hundreds of years. Native ferns & trees drape over you, bird life is all around. When darkness falls we float silently back downstream, being guided by the glowworms on either side sparkling like Christmas lights.

Opening times

Business hours:
Summer (Oct-Mar) 10.00am - 5pm Winter (April - Sep) 10am - 4pm Closed Mondays.
Months of operation:
All months of the year


396 Horahora Road, Tīrau, New Zealand.

plane Proximity to airport:
30 minutes to Hamilton Airport, 2 hours to Auckland International Airport.
bus Proximity to coach terminal:
30 minutes.
decisions Proximity to town:
15 minutes from Cambridge & Matamata.

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