Hundreds of visitors, many from all over the world have enjoyed the experience!

Welcome to Awakeri Rail Adventures in Whakatane. Travel along a piece of New Zealand’s rich rail history and experience the natural beauty and adventure from the comfort of a rail-cart, cleverly adapted to be self-driven along the rail tracks. Our rail cars are FULL self drive – you are in complete control of your rail vehicle – you may stop any where you wish to take photographs (or pick up your hat).

Your adventure starts from Awakeri traveling at a leisurely 25 kilometeres 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.

  •   We had a fabulous afternoon doing the rail adventure with the grandies, thoroughly enjoying ourselves and having a ball. Lots of scenery, birds and animals to see along the way,... read more

    WANDDZ
    10/05/2019
  •   What a great day out. Our engineer Paul took us all on an enjoyable trip stopping along the way to experience nature at its best. A fantastic day out with... read more

    thumb GarthA63
    3/01/2019
  •   Our grandchildren and selves enjoyed an awesome morning on the golf cart. Our granddaughter especially liked the stop at the chickens and I liked the bush walk. It was all... read more

    LindaN2747
    7/10/2019
  •   We went on a whim as we had a bit of spare time so no real expectations, it was so much fun though! We were travelling with 2 kids (12... read more

    Lisa W
    10/05/2019
  •   We went on The Awakeri Rail Adventure and thoroughly enjoyed it. We were late arriving, but the owner took it in his stride and still took us. We saw many... read more

    Lorry55
    9/29/2019

Travel along a piece of New Zealand’s rich rail history and experience the natural beauty and adventure from the comfort of our rail-cart

Awakeri Rail Adventures offers four types of trip. The first is an “Express Run” where you will drive over 20km of track, with one stop enroute. The Express Run takes approx 2 hours.

The second option is the “Bush Walk / Snack Run” where you will be guided on a bush walk, stop for a relaxing track side snack and other activities and still drive over the 20km of track. This trip will take approx 2.5 hours.

The third option is the “Bush Walk Run” where you travel 12km of track – enjoy a guided bush walk – wraps up in about 1.5 hours.

The fourth option is the Chicken run – travel 8 km of track and help feed the chickens and other birds (this one is ideal for the under fives).

CHICKEN RUN & BUSH WALK RUN ARE BY ARRANGEMENT ONLY.

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