Mr Hatrick's Motor Vessel Wairua - A genuine vintage riverboat

Cruise Packages

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- Hipango Park Picnic Cruise
- Upokongaro Cruise
- Upokongaro BBQ Cruise
- Upokongaro Self Catering Cruise

Please call us with any questions or requests.


Hipango Park Picnic Cruise
Hipango Park was donated to Wanganui City by Waata Hipango in 1913 for use as a picnic ground by riverboat excursionists. The park consists of 30 acres of native bush and is the first of the Whanganui River reserves above Wanganui City. It is a unique park as it is only accessible to the public by river.

Here you can discover bush walks, the earth works of the old fighting par Potakataka, native birds and a large picnic ground with BBQ’s, toilets and a shelter for wet days.

Cruises to Hipango Park are available by arrangement or charter. Overnight camping trips to Hipango Park can also be arranged.

Prices: Adults $45
  Children 5-15years $10
  Children under 5 Free

For Arranged Cruises:
Departure and return times can be determined by the customer.

For Scheduled Cruises:
The vessel leaves at 10am and returns at 4pm.

By Charter:
All Day Private Charter to Hipango Park $1,500. Departure and return times by arrangement. A 10% Deposit is required for Charter bookings.

For Hipango Park Cruises you need to bring warm clothing (in case it’s cold) strong foot wear (the track to the park from the landing is steep), a picnic lunch, drinks etc, swimming gear, sun block. Passengers need to be physically fit (the track is short but steep).

For those who wish we can provide a packed lunch. Price: $14.00 pp


Upokongaro Cruise
This is a two hour River Cruise or it can be of three hours in duration if passengers require a stop over at Upokongaro

Prices: Adults $36
  Children 5-15years $10
  Children under 5 Free

Upokongaro Meal Cruise
Cruise to Upokongaro and we can arrange for you to have a meal at the Avoca Hotel at Upokongaro.

We will stop over for two hours while you enjoy your meal then cruise back to Wanganui.

Prices - BBQ Cruise
Per Person $54.50
Prices - Buffet 1 Per Person $59
Prices - Buffet 2 Per Person $65

Duration of cruise and meal four hours, although longer stopover periods can be arranged.
Note: Minimum booking for Buffet Meals is 20 persons.


Upokongaro Lunch Cruise
This is a three and a half hour River Cruise. Cruise to Upokongaro and stop over for lunch at Cafe' 4 fourty 4 or bring your own picnic and lunch at the landing.

Prices: Adults $36
  Children 5-15years $10
  Children under 5 Free

Self Catering BBQ Cruise
Cruise to Upokongaro Landing for a self catering BBQ. BBQ and hot water supplied, you provide your own catering.

We will stop over for two hours while you enjoy your meal then cruise back to Wanganui, although longer stopover periods can be arranged.

Prices:
Adults $36

Children 5-15 years
$10

Note: Minimum booking 10 adults.

 
Private Charter Rates Costs
(inclusive of GST)
One Hour $ 600.00
Two Hours $ 800.00
Three Hours $1,000.00
All Day to Hipango Park $1,500.00

We are Cycle and Canoe Friendly and we will carry these items, by arrangement, if required and are happy to pick up and deliver groups of cyclists to and from Upokongaro landing and other calling points.


For further info contact:
Whanganui Riverboat Services
0800 WAIRUA (924782)
Mob. 027 555 4201
info@whanganuiriverboat.co.nz
 
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