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Fathers Day Cruise

From NZD 19.00 NZD


  • 2 Hours.
  • Available up to six days a week during the warmer months (September to May - please see our booking calendar on our website)
  • Boarding is at 10.30 am. All guests are to report to our ticket office to receive their boarding pass before 10.30 am
  • Departs from the Riverboat Centre Wharf at 11 am


  • Adult: $53.00
  • Adult -  Local (Must live in Whanganui): $48.00
  • Child (5-15 years, under 5 free): $19.00
  • Seniors (Age 65+): $44.00
  • Infants (Ages 4 & under): Free
  • Family Pass (2 Adults + 2 Children (Ages 5-15): $123.00
  • 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.


Tram Ride - Sundays Only See Additional Information below

  • Adult: $5.00
  • Children & infants: Free



  • 2 hour cruise on the Paddle Steamer Waimarie
  • On board commentary
  • Wonderful views
  • Meet the homing pigeons and perhaps send a message back with them on their flight to the Riverboat Centre
  • The nostalgic sound of the steam whistle, the boiler powering the paddles, and the paddles making way their way through the water
  • View our Riverboat Museum before or after your cruise at no addition cost


Additional Information

  • 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.


  • Tram Rides - Sunday's only - Step back in time with a trip on Whanganui’s fully restored tram. Her name is Mable and she provides short trips along the downtown Whanganui Riverbank on Sunday afternoons, thanks to a wonderful group of local volunteers.
  • When you book on the paddle steamer you can also choose to book a ride on Mable which will be awaiting your return from our Sunday 11am cruise. Included is a tour of the Tram Shed where the team will share the tram's history.  After which you will  be returned to the Riverboat Centre. Only $5.00 for adults, Children & Infants Free.
  • You can find more information on Whanganui Tramways Facebook page Whanganui Tramways | Facebook