A cruise aboard the iconic Waimarie Paddle Steamer is undoubtedly one of the most authentic ways to experience Whanganui River’s scenery and history.
We sail 6 days a week, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Salvaged from the bottom of the Whanganui River where she sat for around 50 years, the Waimarie Paddle Steamer was restored to her former glory and re-launched in 2000 to make her New Zealand’s only authentic coal-fired paddle steamer in operation. Our scheduled and private Waimarie Paddle Steamer cruises, together with our Waimarie Museum, make us an iconic symbol of the River City and a significant attraction for locals and visitors.
With a Fully Stocked Galley on-board and a Licensed Bar you can have a light lunch on board and refreshing drinks to make the cruise even better.
Please note: Super Gold Discount not available when booking online…In order to get the NZ Super Gold Discount, you need to book at our ticket office directly.