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Taranaki Winter Express
Saturday 22 July 2017
Departs: 6:20am Paekakariki
Arrives: 10:00pm Paekakariki
Diesel hauled mid winter day excursion from Paekakariki to Stratford and return. Option of visiting The Pioneer Village at Stratford or exploring Stratford and the Glockenspiel clock tower. Plus if the weather cooperates, majestic views of a snow covered Mt Taranaki! Picks up most stations. New Gold Class lounge car available. Supplement applies.
Sunday 10 September 2017
Departs: 8:40am Wellington
Arrives: 5:00pm Wellington - Also picks up at Petone, Waterloo and Upper Hutt.
Catch our annual Daffodil Express to Carterton's popular Daffodil Festival with its great range of activities including Daffodil picking at Middlerun, near Gladstone, Art and Crafts markets, food stalls and the Wai Art Sale at Carterton Events Centre. And not forgetting Carrington House's open-day amongst the daffs and gardens.
Steam Into Spring Excursion to Waipukurau
Saturday 30 September 2017
Departs: 8:10am Paekakariki
Arrives: 8:00pm Paekakariki
Steam and diesel hauled excursion from Paekakariki to Waipukurau and return. Options of visiting the Artmoshere Gallery, Pukeroa Estate for lunch, Taniwha Daffodils, or exploring Waipukurau township. Includes steam hauled journey through the spectacular Manawatu Gorge. Heritage diesel hauled beyond Woodville. Picks up most stations. New Gold Class lounge car available. Supplement applies.
Christmas Grand Circle Rail Cruise
Sunday 3 December 2017
Departs: 7:10am Paekakariki, 8:15am Levin, 9:15am Palmerston North
Arrives: 5:45pm Paekakariki, 6:50pm Levin, 7:45pm Palmerston North
Departing Paekakariki the train will circumnavigate the Tararuas in a clockwise direction via Palmerston North, the Manawatu Gorge, Wairarapa and onto Wellington via the Rimutaka Tunnel. From Wellington it is back up the west coast to Paekakariki and to Palmerston North. Ideal trip for Horowhenua and Manawatu supporters as we will drop you back to stations from Paekakariki to Palmerston North in the evening. Option of stopover at Mauriceville Country Fair or Paper Road Vineyard at Opaki for a Christmas Lunch.
Other future tours
Passchendaele Centenary (Steam)
Mid October 2017
Christmas Twilight Express (Diesel)
3 December 2017
Eketahuna Express (Steam)
6 January 2018
Deco Delights (Diesel)
17 February 2018
Mangaweka Express (Steam)
24 March 2018
More details about these tours will be added on our website when available.
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See photos of some of our past tours at www.steaminc.org.nz/photo-gallery/tours/