The Paddle Steamer Waimarie offers locals and visitors to Whanganui a unique river related experience. All cruises operate on the Whanganui River aboard our iconic Paddle Steamer Waimarie – New Zealand’s only coal fired paddle steamer which operated in the golden riverboat era of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Our cruises include Cruising at 11, various themed cruises as well as private charter cruises. Cruises run over the warmer months (October-May) with private charter cruises by arrangement. To view our cruise timetable please click the orange ‘Book’ button next to the cruise you are interested in, followed by the 'Date of cruise:' field. We board at 10.30am and all guests 'must check in' to our Ticket Office in the Riverboat Centre to receive their boarding passes before attempting to get on board. Please note that gift vouchers and bookings for private charter cruises can only be arranged through the Riverboat Centre (not online).

Terms and Conditions

If a cancellation is made within 24 Hours of arrival day Loss of 100% of booking. Bookit’s Amendments and Cancellations Cancellation policies are specific to each supplier and are detailed on the payment confirmation page prior to final booking confirmation. Bookit's non-refundable fee of NZD20.00 also applies to all cancellations regardless of the supplier’s cancellation policy. Where you are entitled to a refund the refund will be made to the same credit card that you used to confirm the booking. For amendments of bookings additional charges or a refund may apply depending on the nature of the booking amendment. If you make a booking using a discount code you will not be able to use that discount code on any subsequent booking amendment. Amendments will be made using the normal price of the product being amended.