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Spiral Express  Train at national Park

Spiral Snow Express



Saturday 28 July 2018

Departs: 6:00am Paekakariki

Arrives: 10.25pm Paekakariki

Travel with Steam Incorporated for a huge day out to the central plateau and the famed Raurimu Spiral for a great winter adventure. This rail journey will be hauled by one or both of our restored Da diesel electric locomotives.

Daffodil Express Steam Train

Daffodil Express



Sunday 9 September 2018

Departs: 8:20am Wellington

Arrives: 5:00pm Wellington

To the annual Carterton Daffodil Carnival.  The steam train runs from Wellington to Carterton and return giving a few hours to attend the Daffodil carnival. This includes a visit to the nearby daffodil fields to pick your own daffodils.  This train ride would make an excellent Fathers Day gift!     

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Heartland Flyer



Sunday 14 October 2018

Departs: 9:10am Paekakariki

Arrives: 5:30pm Paekakariki

Steam hauled train journey to Woodville via the Manawatu Gorge. An easy way to inspect the gorge.

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Alpine Explorer



Wednesday 17 October 2018

Departs: 8:50am Christchurch

Arrives: 5:45pm Christchurch

A great way to experience the route of the Tranz Alpine to Arthurs Pass.  Ride the rails in heritage carriages with open end balconies and hauled by an imacuately restored diesel locomotive on a special day adventure from Christchurch to Arthurs Pass.





Steam Inc train with Dg loco

Southland Flyer



Monday 22 October 2018

Departs: 8:00am Dunedin

Arrives: 7:30pm Dunedin

Day excursion from Dunein to Invercargill hauled by restored English Electric diesel locomotives.  Plenty of time in Invercargill to visit local attractions such as Transport World.

Dg hauled Steam Inc train

Southern Diesel Rail Tour



Wednesday 17 October 2018

Departs: Christchurch

Arrives: Christchurch

One week rail adventure.  17 to 23 October 2018. Hauled by veteran English Electric locos.  Departs from Christchurch.  Travels to Arthurs Pass, Oamaru, Dunedin & Invercargill. Travel for individual days available.


Marlborough Flyer

Marlborough Flyer




Departs: See timetable

Arrives: See timetable

Selected dates over the summer.  Short steam hauled nostalgic train rides from Picton to Blenheim and return.  Hauled by Ab608 “Passchendaele”.

The Marlborough Flyer is operated by Steam Incorporated on behalf of the Pounamu Tourism Group.  For all bookings and enquires see Marlborough Flyer website. Or phone (03) 974 1812.  Bookings can also be made at the Picton and Blenheim i-SITES.

Book online, download the booking form or phone 0800 783 264.
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