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22 Mar 2015
“A delightful cruise!”
25 Feb 2015
“River Cruising”
The Paddleboat Company operates the Otunui Paddleboat on the Wairoa River in Tauranga. Otunui was built in 1907 making her 107 years old. With a refreshments and toilet on board, and traveling through stunning scenery, the Otunui Paddleboat is a...more
Cnr Highway 2 and Wairoa Road, Tauranga 3491, New Zealand
+64 274 183 930
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Reviewed 22 March 2015

Finding the Otonui Paddleboat is the only slightly challenging aspect of this wonderful attraction in Tauranga - just find the Waimarino Adventure Park which is next door. The steamer is a 100 year old flat bottomed boat that has been lovingly restored and takes you...More

Date of experience: January 2015
1  Thank theseekersspace
Reviewed 25 February 2015

The "Otunui" Paddleboat is now cruising on the Wairoa River at Bethlehem near Tauranga, Peter took us on a cruise up the Wairoa River nearly as far as the Ruahihi Power Station. We stopped for a picnic lunch on the riverbank & were lucky to...More

Date of experience: February 2015
2  Thank Helen C
Reviewed 21 January 2014

As we were travelling outside a weekend we pre-booked on this trip to make sure it was sailing on the day we were in the area. Based on the pamphlet we had showing Lake Maraetai and the paddle steamer Otunui we duly headed to Mangakino...More

Date of experience: January 2014
1  Thank silverthreads101
Reviewed 9 May 2013

I had no expectations (or any knowledge) of this attraction, but it is highly deserving of a great deal more exposure. Having just read the other reviews, I have nothing further to add, except to unreservedly recommend to anyone interested in maritime history, natural beauty,...More

Date of experience: May 2013
3  Thank KiwiWithWings80
Reviewed 5 November 2012 via mobile

Honoured to review the Otunui, a 1907 paddle boat operating on Lake MAraetai and Waikato river ,NZ. 39 of us were in our group of Taupo Junior Golfers and the owners had donated this large group trip as a prize for a golf auction. The...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2012

We were staying at Rotorua for our 48th wedding anniversary & travelled to Mangakino (about 45 minutes - And a lovely drive.) We went on the 2 hour afternoon trip - left at 1pm and back around 3pm. Departed from the wharf at Lake Maraetai...More

Date of experience: February 2012
Thank TerrySenior
Reviewed 29 December 2011

There is not much to do in Mangakino except to relax, fish and do some boating if you have one. This idyllic lake seems to be a popular spot for wake boarding as well. The Otunui Paddle Boat is a new addition to the lake...More

Date of experience: December 2011
2  Thank Josywales
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