We really enjoyed our 2 hour Whanganui River Cruise aboard the coal-fired steam-powered paddle boat Waimarie. Recommended! Watch out for soot.

Photos: skipper; sailing upriver; the wake; returning to Whanganui with the Durie Hill tower

The skipper of the boat looking very captainly. Broad river with green hills and verdant greenery. Two men at the side of the boat look at the wake. River, hills, city and tower.

Miraz Jordan @Miraz