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1-hour cruise - Most Saturday's Jan, Feb, Mar only

From NZD 14.00


  • Most Saturday's January, February, March only
  • 1 Hour
  • Boarding is at 1.30pm. All guests to report to our ticket office to receive your boarding pass before 1.30pm
  • Departs from the Riverboat Centre Wharf at 2pm


  • Adult: $43.00
  • Adult - Local (Must live in Whanganui): $38.00
  • Child (5-15 years, under 5 free): $14.00
  • Infants (Ages 4 & under): Free
  • Family Pass (2 Adults + 2 Children (Ages 5-15): $93.00
  • 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.


  • 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

  • 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.

Your cruise leaves the Riverboat Centre Wharf and heads upriver taking in the scenery and 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