! hour cruise on board PS Waimarie during the summer months

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1 Hour Cruise

Looking for a shorter trip option?

Your cruise leaves the Riverboat Centre Wharf and heads upriver and stays with in the urban views of Whanganui which can only be experienced from Te Awa Tupua, the Whanganui River. 

Our commentary shares riverboat history and points of interest along the way. Check out the boiler that powers our paddle steamer.

Our friendly team are only too happy to answer any questions you may have along the way.

Please note that BYO food and alcohol is not permitted on any sailings


  • Most Saturday's January, February, March only
  • 1 Hour
  • Boarding starts 30 minutes before departure.
  • Check in at the gate no later than 15 minutes prior to departure time
  • Departs from the Riverboat Centre Wharf at 2 pm


  • Adult: $45.00
  • Child (5-15 years): $14.00
  • Infants (Ages 4 & under): Free
  • Family Pass (2 Adults + 2 Children (Ages 5-15): $100
  • When booking Family Passes please select 1 for 1 Family Pass which is 2 Adults & 2 Children, add additional adults, children, infants & seniors from the other booking options.


  • 1 hour cruise on the Paddle Steamer Waimarie
  • View our Riverboat Museum before or after your cruise at no additional cost
  • Onboard commentary
  • Wonderful views
  • The nostalgic sound of the steam whistle, the boiler powering the paddles, and the paddles making way through the water

Additional information

  • We are a licensed venue, no BYO food or alcohol aloud.
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Licenced bar on board. Snacks and hot and cold beverages available for purchase
  • Eftpos available
  • Wheel chairs up to 680mm wide can access the vessel but please contact us before making your booking.