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.

Summer Hours (day light saving months)
Express run 8am-10:30am, Bush walk & snack run 10:30am-2pm & 2pm-5:30pm

Winter Hours (non day light saving months)
Bush walk and snack run 9am-12:30pm & 12:30pm-4pm