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July 17: Set Sail and Explore the Mighty Waikato

The Waikato River Explorer is set for a big summer season, with new jetty facilities under construction at Hamilton Gardens. Darren Mills (Owner) says that as part of the ongoing development programme at Hamilton Gardens, the Explorer’s temporary pontoon and ramp will be replaced with a new structure come September 2017.

“As well as a new pontoon and ramp, there will also be a brand-new boardwalk along the riverside, providing better access to the Jetty area. Artist Jeremy Shirley who is responsible for a number of popular city art commissions, will be designing a series of sculptures to sit atop the new poles that will align the pontoon”, says Mills.

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