A cruise aboard the iconic Waimarie Paddle Steamer is undoubtedly one of the most authentic ways to experience Whanganui River’s scenery and history.
In March we sail 6 days a week, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
From the 1st of April 2019 we will only be sailing 4 days a week,
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11am
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.
Sailing on the Waimarie is reliant on weather conditions and passenger numbers. We may cancel any trip at short notice and either refund or transfer your booking to a more suitable date.
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.