Waimarie Centre (previously known as the Whanganui Riverboat Centre) is located on the banks of the Whanganui River at 1a Taupo Quay and is the central hub for all Waimarie® operations.
The booking office at Waimarie Centre is where you can make bookings and purchase cruise tickets, gift
We are open 10.00am-2.00pm Wednesday to Monday (October-April) or by arrangement. We are also open from 4.30pm-5.30pm every Friday that Cruising on Friday operates and New Zealand public holiday Monday to coincide with scheduled cruises.
Waimarie Centre is housed
The buildings historic connections complement our Waimarie Paddle Steamer and our Waimarie Museum perfectly – together all three make Waimarie® a unique historical attraction for both locals and visitors.
The building was near derelict and close to collapse on its totara blocks – it was during the 1990’s, community volunteers with a range of skills and expertise turned the building into a wonderful workshop for Project Waimarie.
Thanks to Wanganui’s Master Painters the building was recently given a fresh coat of paint. Just over 230
Today the building is home to our Waimarie Museum which houses an intricate display of river-related photographs,
You will also find a full photographic record of the salvage of the Waimarie Paddle Steamer and