Welcome to the Whanganui Riverboat site...


Appointments for visits to the museum can be made by arrangement.


The PS Waimarie is a unique turn of the century paddle steamer that sails the Whanganui River

New Zealands only coal fired Paddle Steamer

Sailing Saturdays at 11am. 

 for a two hour cruise


Book now using the tab above

 Available for charter any day, any time, just call.

Come and meet the crew, visit the engine room or have a drink in the Yarrow's Saloon.

Watch our homing pigeons fly off with your message and then deliver it to the Riverboat Museum

Stoke some coal and get your "Honorary Stokers Certificate"




Or for more information, please contact the museum on 06 3471863, or email us at:



Final Sailings for the Summer Season:

Saturday the 30th May depart 11am return 1pm

Monday the 1st  June depart 11am return 1pm

Full galley cafe open with refreshments.

On board live commentary “Tales of the Waimarie”.

Send a message back to our base with on board homing pigeons. Great for the kids.


   New Summer season 2015 / 2016 opening 24th October.

Charters from June to October will be considered depending on requested dates and compatibility with our maintenance programme.

Please contact our office or e-mail for further detail.

06 347 1863


Email:    info@riverboats.co.nz



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If you wish to become a volunteer for the P.S Waimarie and Museum please email your interest to
We appreciate all the support
of the community and local business.

WHANGANUI RIVERBOAT CENTRE, 1A Taupo Quay Wanganui New Zealand.
For urgent contact, call  06 3471863 or email us at: info@riverboats.co.nz
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