Cruise aboard the Paddle Steamer Waimarie. © Waimarie

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Paddle Steamer Waimarie

Enjoy river travel as it used to be as you listen to stories, take in the beautiful scenery, watch the homing pigeons and visit the engine room during this unique cruise aboard the Paddle Steamer Waimarie.

With a full galley and a licensed bar on board, you can have a light lunch and refreshments to make your cruise even better.

A trip aboard the iconic Paddle Steamer Waimarie is undoubtedly one of the most authentic ways to experience the river’s scenery and history.

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Win a double pass for the Paddle Steamer Waimarie

PLUS: All correct entries for our Kiwi Gems Quiz automatically go in the draw to win one of three fantastic We Love You New Zealand Travel Prize Packs! Find out more.


Prize Terms and Conditions

Prize is for two adults.

Must be booked in advance.

Subject to availability.

Subject to weather conditions

Prize cannot be exchanged for cash.

Waimarie begins operation from Labour Day, 24 Oct 2020. 

Cruises only run on weekends until December. From January to March sailings are every day except Tuesdays.

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