Explore a piece of New Zealand’s rich rail heritage while relaxing in the luxury of a rail-car, which has been cleverly modified to be self-driven along the rail tracks. Enjoy the natural beauty and adventure of New Zealand from the comfort of a rail-car. Our rail cars are completely self-driven, which means you have complete control over your rail vehicle and are free to stop wherever you want to take photographs (or pick up your hat).
Your journey begins in Awakeri, where you’ll travel at a leisurely 25 kilometres per hour with family and friends along a section of historic railway line that has been preserved. Along the way, there are four bridges, various cuts, and bush landscapes to enjoy.
This Rail Trail tour is not currently operating
The express run is an early morning trip that is only available during the summer months for visitors who wish to take a rail trip earlier in the day to allow time for other local activities.
Our adventure begins in Awakeri, travelling at a leisurely 25 kilometres per hour along a section of historic railway line with family and friends. The express run makes two stops along the way, including a stop for hot coffee and tea in our bush café. The express run is approximately two hours long. Along the trail, there are four bridges, various cuts, and bush sceneries.
What to Bring
Price:$90 per person children (ages 5 to 15) $40pp
Family (2 Adults & ≤ 3 Children): $190
Duration: Three Hours
Tour Time: 9:00 am & 12:30 pm (Non daylight saving)
Tour Time: 10:30 am & 2:0 pm (daylight saving months)
Experience and travel along a portion of New Zealand’s rich rail history from the comfort of your rail-car, enjoy the natural scenic landscapes and adventure.
You will be escorted on a bushwalk and will have the opportunity to unwind with a cup of hot coffee or tea at our trackside bush café.
Our adventure starts from Awakeri traveling at a leisurely 25 kilometers per hour with family and friends along a piece of historic railway line.
There are 4 bridges, numerous cuttings and bush scenes along the track.
What to Bring