Waimarie, Whanganui

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Undoubtedly the most authentic way to experience Whanganui River’s scenery and history. Regular cruises aboard the iconic Waimarie Paddle Steamer - NZ’s only coal-fired paddle steamer operating from the golden riverboat era - are available during warmer months (October - April) and private charter cruises can be made by arrangement anytime. View cruise entertainment, timetable, prices and purchase tickets online or at the Waimarie Centre, where you can also uncover river memorabilia at the Waimarie Museum and marvel at a 134-year old architecturally designed building.
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  • Great way to spend a couple of hours. Loved the way they added more history by attaching notes from passengers to Homing Pigeons and setting them off to take them back to base for the passengers to co...  more »
  • The ship was built over 100 years ago and served on the river. It was then abandoned and ended up on the river bed. A group of enthusiasts rescued and renovated it and they now offer 2 hour rivers tri...  more »
  • Spent a lovely couple of hours on this wonderful boat, beautiful scenery - lovely red wine ! The only downside was that we couldn't hear the commentary. A must do.  more »