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Rail Tour - Awakeri Rail Adventures

Join Awakeri Rail Adventures for a unique experience into New Zealand’s rich rail history and its breathtaking scenic routes...

Highlights

  • Self-drive a rail car along a part of New Zealand's historic railway
  • An experience for the whole family to enjoy
  • Enjoy fantastic photo opportunities
  • Fun day out exploring the beautiful Bay of Plenty countryside

Cruise along the mighty tracks on Awakeri Rail in the FULL self drive rail vehicles - you are the engine driver!

Each trip is almost three hours long, including numerous stops along the railway with fun activities!

We will stop and explore the beautiful white pine scenic reserve and discover 600 year old Kahikatea trees before taking a moment to rest, relax and soak in this beautiful location with a break stop and bite to eat.

Suitable for all ages, and with a capacity of up to 12 people per trip, the Awakeri Rail Tour is a fantastic outdoors experience - sure to be a hit with the whole family!

 

Family Pass Special: Book for 2 Adults and up to 3 Children for only $190! (Normally $300 save $190).

 

Summer hours (day light saving months): 10.30am - 2pm & 2 pm - 5.30pm

Winter Hours (non day light saving months): 9am - 12:30 pm & 12.30pm - 4pm

 

Location: Awakeri Rail Adventures are 45 minutes drive from Rotorua on state highway 2 at Awakeri

 

Adult $90.00
Child $40.00
Family Special $190.00 (Family (2 Adults 3 Children))

Duration

  • Allow approximately 3 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Awakeri Rail Adventures are 45 minutes drive from Rotorua on state highway 2 at Awakeri. Spot our station next to the block of shops at Awakeri

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Child Age 5 - 15 yrs. Under 5 years old are free of charge.

Available Bookings from February 21 to February 27

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Fri 21 Feb
Sat 22 Feb
Sun 23 Feb
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Tue 25 Feb
Wed 26 Feb
Thu 27 Feb

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$60.00
  • Child$40.00
  • Family Special$190.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$75.00
  • Child$40.00
  • Family Special$190.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$75.00
  • Child$40.00
  • Family Special$190.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$75.00
  • Child$40.00
  • Family Special$190.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$75.00
  • Child$40.00
  • Family Special$190.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$70.00
  • Child$40.00
  • Family Special$190.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$90.00
  • Child$40.00
  • Family Special$190.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$75.00
  • Child$40.00
  • Family Special$190.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$85.00
  • Child$40.00
  • Family Special$190.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$75.00
  • Child$40.00
  • Family Special$190.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$75.00
  • Child$40.00
  • Family Special$190.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$90.00
  • Child$40.00
  • Family Special$190.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Trudy from Australia wrote on 13 March 2018

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Fantastic

Excellent trip ...walk through the bush so enjoyable with Paul’s knowledge and humour making the excursion a real experience. Great for all ages ...driving the rail carts a real novelty ....highly recommend doing.

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We had a great day Trudy!

Moira Keyte from New Zealand wrote on 25 January 2018

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Great Day

Such a fun time had by my son and I. Paul & Liana are great hosts. Thanks for having us 😀

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Thanks for coming Moira!!!

Melissa Allan from New Zealand wrote on 31 December 2017

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Awesome Awakeri Rail Adventures

Come and do this! Paul has an awesome set up - that also contributes to preserving this little slice of NZ. Thanks Paul, we had a great time.

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Hey Malissa whos your new friend??

Lesley Dowding from New Zealand wrote on 18 March 2019

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Although we had a good time, this was more of a bush trucker tour and rather expensive for what we got.

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Hi Guys .. thanks for your feed back.. the trip is 2.5 hours of rail travel ..you paid 75.00 pp ( the normal price per adult is$90.00) another rail operator charges over $165.00 pp for a very similar trip to ours so..were over priced.. how?

Ruth from New Zealand wrote on 28 November 2017

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Great trip on the tracks

Fantastic trip with Paul, a very pleasant and knowledgable man. Loved the ride and the forest walk.

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Thanks ruth

10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

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