Eketahuna Express

Summer steam hauled adventure to the Wairarapa with several destinations and attractions to select from.

Saturday 5 January 2019

Travel with Steam Incorporated north from Kapiti via the spectacular Manawatu Gorge to the Tararua and north Wairarapa regions.  Select from either, Eketahuna (Mt Bruce & Middleton Model Railway), Opaki (Paper Road Vineyard, north of Masterton), or Masterton as your destination.  An ideal Xmas gift!

Steam Inc excursion stop at Eketahuna stationThe train will be hauled by coal fired steam locomotive Ja1271 and we will be using our fleet of classic red heritage carriages.  Includes a buffet counter.  A lunch stop will also be made at Woodville.

Passenger stops will be Paekakariki, Paraparaumu, Waikanae, Otaki, Levin and Palmerston North. 

Return fares may vary based on your boarding station and selected destination.  Some one way seats from Masterton to Paekakariki are available.

If booking the Pukaha Mt Bruce visit there will be three hours at Eketahuna for this.  Included is an optional visit to Middleton Model Railway.  If going all the way to Masterton there is a one stopover while the loco is turned and serviced.

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.

Download a booking form. [PDF, 469 KB]

Related information


Eketahuna Express - See photos of past runs of the Eketahuna Express. This steam train runs from Kapiti to the Wairarapa in early January.