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.

Our address

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

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