The Waimarie Centre consists of the restored 100 year-old steam-powered paddle steamer Waimarie and a small museum. Waimarie plied the waters of the Whanganui River between 1899 and 1949 and she capsized and sank in 1952. In 1993 Waimarie was salvaged and after a seven-year restoration programme she was re-launched in 2000. Waimarie now runs regular cruises 13km upriver to the small settlement of Upokongoro.
- 1A Taupo Quay, Whanganui 4500
- Telephone (06) 347 1863
- Website waimarie.co.nz
- Open Jan–Apr & Oct–Dec 10am–3pm daily; cruises depart 11am daily