See & Do

Paddle Steamer Waimarie


Local Tip


Embark on a magical journey down the Whanganui River aboard the legendary Paddle Steamer Waimarie! This iconic vessel has a rich history, having been salvaged from the river's depths and restored to her former glory. Today, she's the country's only authentic coal-fired paddle steamer in operation and provides an unforgettable way to explore the stunning scenery and rich history of the Whanganui River.

Take a step back in time as you imagine the hustle and bustle of the settlers who once knew the Paddle Steamer Waimarie as their commuting vessel on the river highway. Now, you can relax and enjoy the stately grace of this magnificent steamer on a leisurely river cruise. Whether you choose a scheduled trip or a private charter, a cruise on the Paddle Steamer Waimarie is sure to leave you with a unique and lasting memory of Whanganui. This experience is loved by adults and children, so bring the whole family and make it a trip to remember.

1A Taupo Quay, Whanganui, New Zealand