Deco Delights Express

Day return excursion from Kapiti to the annual Napier Art Deco Festival.

Saturday 16 February 2019

Deco Delights Express Hastings

Travel with Steam Incorporated on this special diesel hauled excursion to the Art Deco Capital of Napier for the 30th annual Art Deco festival.

A great way to experience Art Deco.  Ride the rails in heritage carriages and hauled by an imacuately restored diesel locomotive on a special day adventure from the Kapiti Coast to Napier.  Marvel at the construction of the spectacular Manawatu Gorge and travel over the many high viaducts on the journey to Napier. 

Option of joining at main intermediate stations enroute including Palmerston North. 

Indulge in a range of Art Deco Events during our Napier stopover.  Taking place during the afternoon are: “Costumes & Coiffure & Bathing Belles Competitions”, “Once Were Wild Ones” street party, Sound Shell Show & Shine, Tea, Vintage Car parade, rides & tours,  Walking Tours, Radio Play High Tea and Vintage Dance Lessons.    A flying display will be in progress as we pull into Napier.  A comprehensive Art Deco programme is available at (external link)   with times and if applicable costs.  Some events require early advance bookings to secure a place.

The diesel train will run from Paekakariki picking up at stations to Palmerston North (Paraparaumu, Waikanae, Otaki, Levin) then travel through the spectacular Manawatu Gorge to Woodville before heading towards the Hawkes Bay.

The train will be hauled by a powerful diesel locomotive and comprise our fleet of classic red “steel” cars.  There will be an open air viewing platform on the train.  Also included is a buffet counter selling sandwiches, sausages, hamburgers, drinks and snacks, and a souvenir counter for all sorts of railway memorabilia. You are welcome to bring your own food on the train.

You can board the train at Paekakariki, Paraparaumu, Waikanae, Otaki, Levin, Palmerston North or Woodville.  Instead of visiting Napier we could also drop you off at Hastings to spend the afternoon with friends or family.

Return train fare from Kapiti Stations is $169 adult and $109 child.  Reduced fares from Palmerston North and Woodville.

Art Deco Attire encouraged and early bookings advised! 

Book this adventure now!

Book online here (external link)  or call us on 0800 783 264. 

Get the full timetable, conditions of travel and manual booking form.

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