Paddle Steamer 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. Make Paddle Steamer Waimarie a centerpiece of your Whanganui vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Whanganui trip planning website .
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  • It was a pleasurable trip up the river. Good commentary. Very pleased to hear Te Reo Māori being spoken on the pre-recordings. This is an important river culturally to my iwi. It was sad to see that.....  more »
  • This boat trip was a lovely way to spend a couple of hours in Whanganui on a summer day. Lovely old boat well restored. The staff are lovely, so helpful and friendly. Good attention to health and...  more »
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  • I love this trip. We had amazing staff, who were friendly and welcoming. Filled us in as we went. We also had a tour guide who was great. It was great value, it was about 3 hours by the time we saw the museum, then boarded, had our guided tour, then got back. We enjoyed lovely sandwiches and tea and scones while on board. We had a fantastic ride and loved the history of the boat and the River. Would not miss it if visiting.
  • Great money with excellent commentary from Murray all staff is kind and friendly, we so enjoyed our 2 hour trip. Many thanks.
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