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Paddle Steamer Waimarie

New Zealand's last authentic coal-fired paddle steamer.

Sailing Thursday - Sunday, February, March and April.


If you are looking for a new gig and hold a current Skipper Restricted Limits license, we would love to hear from you. contact [email protected]

The Paddle Steamer Waimarie provides a unique river-related experience. Our cruises are available over the warmer months (September-May) and include Cruising at 11, themed, and private charter cruises by arrangement.


All cruises operate on Te Awa Tupua - Whanganui River onboard the iconic Paddle Steamer Waimarie – New Zealand’s last coal-fired paddle steamer operating from the golden riverboat era of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.


We offset our carbon footprint by supporting local tree planting initiatives which primarily relate to the health of local whenua and Te Awa Tupua, the Whanganui River for the betterment of our future.

Join us to see Whanganui from awa, sit back, and watch the river run.

Here's what makes our cruises so special

Unforgettable scenery

Immerse yourself in a journey through time and experience Whanganui from Te Awa Tupua - Whanganui River

Unique Experience

Explore the rich history and natural beauty of Whanganui on board PS Waimarie

Enriched in History

While a cruise on our paddle steamer will take you down memory lane – our Riverboat Museum is rich with riverboat history & momentos.

Unforgettable scenery
Unique Experience
Enriched in History