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

Scheduled Cruises

Schedule - October 2015


During the recent flood our landing at Upokongaro was washed away. Until further notice our Two Hour River Cruises will not include a stopover at Upokongaro. We are sorry for any inconvenience and disappointment this may cause and we are endeavouring to rectify this as soon as possible.

From May 1 All Sailings will be by arrangement with a minimum booking of 6 Adults to put on a 2 hour River Cruise.

Cost: Adults.$36. Children (5 to 15 years) $10. Under 5 no charge.
Bookings: Available at I-Site, or by phoning 0800 924 782, and at the vessel on the day. Please note No EFPTOS at vessel.
All sailings depart Hatricks Wharf Taupo Quay opposite Motua Gardens, Wanganui.

None available at present.

Other sailings, and group bookings for meal cruises, trips to Hipango Park and cruises for all types of social events can be made by arrangement just give us a call on 0800 924 782.The vessel is available for group bookings at any time for 2hr river cruises. (Minimum booking 6 Adults). So if you have groups who want to go out for a cruise on the beautiful Whanganui River please do not hesitate to give us a call on 0800 924 782.

Group bookings are also available for picnic cruises to HIPANGO PARK. What better way to celebrate a special event than by taking a day long river cruise to Hipango Park, some 26 k up river from Wanganui. Prices are:-
Cost: Adults.$45. Children (5 to 15 years) $10. Under 5 no charge.
For further information on Hipango Park Trips give us a call on 0800 924 782.

This is a new option for those groups who want a short cruise and to have a BBQ meal with their own catering. We cruise up to Upokongaro Landing where there is a picnic area with tables etc. WE supply a portable BBQ and you organise your own meal. Price Adults $36. MInimum booking 10 Adults. For further information on this cruise Phone 0800 924 782.  This cruise can also be organised to Hipango Park.

Wairua Max Passengers – 39
We are not wheelchair accessible


Private Charters of M,V. Wairua are available by arrangement for all types of social events. We are keen to work with you to help arrange the personalised Whanganui River Cruise of your desire.
We specialise in cruises for smaller groups at reasonable rates.

Upokongaro Cruise
A two hour River Cruise (three hours with stop over at Upokongaro)
Prices: Adults $36
  Children 5-15years $10
  Children under 5 Free
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Upokongaro Meal Cruise
Two hours cruise / two hour meal
Prices - BBQ Cruise
Per Person $59.50
Prices - Buffet 1 Per Person $64.50
Prices - Buffet 2 Per Person $69.00
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Upokongaro Lunch Cruise
Cruise to Upokongaro and stop over for lunch at Cafe' 4 forty 4 or bring your own picnic and lunch at the landing
Adults $36

Children 5-15 years $10
Children under 5 Free

Upokongaro Self Catering Cruise
Two hours cruise / two hour meal

Children 5-15 years
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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

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