Sunday, March 16, 2008

MV Waipa Delta

This photo of the MV Waipa Delta sailing down the mighty Waikato river, was taken around noon today. This replica paddle steamer cruises the Waikato River every day of the week. It sails past historical sites, sacred Maori villages, ancient native trees and other scenes of interest with insightful commentary provided by the steamer's skipper.

Passengers have a choice of enjoying a three-course meal for lunch or a four-course meal for dinner on one of the longer cruise options. Every Dinner Cruise includes live entertainment as you dine and drink (provided by talented local musicians) on the lower deck. The Sunday Sunset Cruise is a popular favourite. If you prefer a shorter one hour coffee cruise, you will be able to enjoy a freshly baked scone with Chantilly cream and jam, served with a steaming cup of tea or coffee. Mmmm ...yum!

7 comments:

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

Hello Sakiwi! Greetings from Boston! Lovely photos of the Waikato river (the large version looks fantastic on my screen).

Chantilly cream and jam on a freshly baked scone with a steaming cup of coffee, you say? Oh, yes, that sounds like a great river cruise. Lovely views and yummy munchies.

Cheers!

sam said...

hi, welcome to City daily Photos, we have been onboard for 5 months now and really enjoy being part of this friendly and interesting community. Thanks for the visits to PE! That Paddle Steamer is stunning!

Jilly said...

How lovely! This sounds idyllic. Love the photograph.

Welcome to the City Daily Photo family. Look forward to your postings.

Jilly
Menton Daily P and Monte Carlo DP.

Ben said...

Huge welcome from Nelson!

look forward to see one of many cultural significant place from your camera.

The cruise sounds very attractive...

Kate said...

Welcome to the Daily Photo family; I think you'll like it here. I also think that I'd like the cruise plus the food you described. Nummy!

Sakiwi said...

Thanks for the welcome, everybody! I look forward to sharing my photos and experiences of Hamilton with the world!!

Destitute Rebel said...

Love the riverboat, great picture.