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Marlborough Flyer

Marlborough Flyer




Departs: See timetable

Arrives: See timetable

Selected dates over the summer.  Short steam hauled nostalgic excursions 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.


Mangaweka Express



Saturday 24 March 2018

Departs: 7:40am

Arrives: 8:30pm

Steam hauled excursion from Paekakariki to Taihape and return with a 1 hour stopover in Taihape.  Crosses many high viaducts over deep canyons as we follow the mighty Rangitikei River to Taihape.

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River City Express



Sunday 22 April 2018

Departs: 7:20am Paekakariki

Arrives: 8:30pm Paekakariki

A steam hauled excursion to the river city of Whanganui.  Plenty of activities in Whanganui to select from including a short river cruise on the paddle steamer Waimarie, a longer cruise on the river boat Wairua and a sightseeing tour.

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Heartland Flyer



Sunday 13 May 2018

Departs: 9:10am

Arrives: 5:30pm

Steam hauled excursion to Woodville via the Manawatu Gorge on Mothers Day.

Kapiti Family Express

Kapiti Family Express



$55/ Family

2 Adults, 2 children

Sunday 10 June 2018

Departs: various Paraparaumu


A series of short rides between Paraparaumu and Paekakariki.  45 minute round trip.  Steam locomotives Ja1271 and Ab608 will take turns at hauling the train.  A great steam experience for the youngsters.  Departs from Paraparaumu at 9.40am, 10.40am, 11.40am, 1.10pm, 2.10pm & 3.10pm.
Tickets from Kapiti i-SITE.

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