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The Kaiapoi River Queen is a popular paddle-boat in North Canterbury, New Zealand that offers scenic tours of the Kaiapoi River and surroundings Originally built in 1986 as a replica of a Mississippi paddle-boat, it was refurbished and renamed in November 2019 to reflect its new home in Kaiapoi.A must-visit attraction for both tourists and locals alike. It offers a unique way to experience the natural beauty of the Kaiapoi River and its surroundings, making it a perfect destination for a relaxing day out. Book your tour today and discover the stunning views of the Kaiapoi River!
The Kaiapoi River Queen was established in Kaiapoi 2019.River Queen started her life in Marlborough on the Taylor river close to the township of Blenheim where it operated for approximately a decade.
She is a flat bottomed 2 story boat constructed of wood and fiberglass that is powered by 2 carefully hidden outboard motors.
It has been fully refurbished since its arrival in Kaiapoi in October 2018 with paint, upholstery, carpets, new decks, new 115 Honda outboard motors and is ready to serve the Kaiapoi and wider areas.
The Kaiapoi River Queens flat bottom allows her to sail no matter the tide.
Its permanent berth is just to the Eastern side of the Williams Street bridge and in front of the Paris for the Weekend Cafe on a purpose built floating jetty, that allows easy access for customers.