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Rotorua Rail Cruising

Hop aboard your own self-drive railway car and enjoy epic 360-degree views of Lake Rotorua and rolling farmland...

Highlights

  • Step aboard and captain your very own rail car! on a 19km return trip!
  • The Rail Cruiser V3000 is an innovative world first vehicle like no other
  • Enjoy views of Lake Rotorua, stunning bush scenery and scenery extending as far as Mount Tarawera
  • Listen to an audio tour as you make your way through the beautiful Dansey Scenic Reserve
  • A magical railway experience not to be missed!

Rail Cruising is a fun, innovative and totally new way for people to explore the stunning Dansey Scenic Reserve. This is a magical railway experience with a difference.

In this awesome travel experience you get to step aboard and captain your very own rail car!

The Rail Cruiser is a self drive heated 4 seater hybrid rail car with unobstructed viewing windows. The RailCruiser V3000 is an innovative world first vehicle like no other!

Travel along the Rotorua Railway in your comfortable RailCruiser at 20km/hr departing from Mamaku Railway Station. You can listen to the audio tour as you make your way through the beautiful Dansey Scenic Reserve on your 19km return trip to Tarukenga Railway Station.

The historic railway provides gentle curves and steep climbs with views of Lake Rotorua, stunning bush scenery and views extending as far as Mount Tarawera.

So, for a totally unique, relaxed, comfortable and independent travel experience hop aboard a Rail Cruiser - this is a magical railway experience not to be missed!


Distance: 19km return

Departure Times: 11am & 1pm

Departure Point: The Rail Cruising Excursion departs from Mamaku Station Railway - Mamaku Village, 19 km north of Rotorua. Pickup from Rotorua City is available at an additional cost.

Please Note: Infants 0 to 5 years FREE and must be booked upon checkout.

Adult $76.00
Child $38.00

Duration

  • Allow approximately 90 minutes for the whole experience

Notes

  • Child Age 6 - 16 years. Infants 0 to 5 years FREE and must be booked upon checkout. Infants aged 0 - 2 must be accompanied by a second adult for safety reasons (1 adult driving and the other to sit with infants).

Available Bookings from February 18 to February 24

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Tue 18 Feb
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Mon 24 Feb

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$76.00
  • Child$38.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$76.00
  • Child$38.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$76.00
  • Child$38.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$76.00
  • Child$38.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$76.00
  • Child$38.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$76.00
  • Child$38.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$62.00
  • Child$38.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$62.00
  • Child$38.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$62.00
  • Child$38.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$62.00
  • Child$38.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$57.00
  • Child$38.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$57.00
  • Child$38.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$62.00
  • Child$38.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$62.00
  • Child$38.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$57.00
  • Child$38.00

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

4.6

303 reviews

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Sheherazad from New Zealand wrote on 09 May 2019

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Must do in Rotorua

This was a really lovely family friendly adventure in unique style. Pack a picnic and dress warm! Great team running this I hope it continues and expands.

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Leeanne from New Zealand wrote on 22 April 2019

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Great experience

Awesome experience friendly staff a must to do in rotorua

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Helen from New Zealand wrote on 28 April 2019

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Super fun for everyone!

We went and booked this on a whim after seeing some road signs on the way into Rotorua, and boy were we glad to do it! Nothing quite compares to the fun of your own little train taking you to unknown places. Staff are so friendly and up for a bit of banter, but are also very organized so everything went smoothly. Highly recommended!

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Erin Fleming from New Zealand wrote on 15 April 2019

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Awesome

This is our second time of railing with this firm and they are just fantastic. Brilliant, approachable manner and such professional service to each train client taking their train. Such an enjoyable way to venture through the country side while the grandchildren are pointing out what they see so excitedly. Totally recommend this rail journey.

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Sathya Thirunavukkarasu from Australia wrote on 20 December 2018

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It’s a different experience

Different way to enjoy Rotorua we all enjoyed.

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