Kapiti Family Express

Bring the family to ride on our Kapiti Family Express to experience the nostalgia of travelling on a real heritage steam train. On Sunday 10th June we will be offering rides between Paraparaumu and Paekakariki. The round trip will take about 45 minutes.

Departs Paraparaumu at:

Report 10 minutes prior to departure.

Two of our coal fired steam locomotives will be used to haul the train. Ja1271 in one direction and Ab608 "Passchendaele" in the other. All trains will be using our fleet of red heritage carriages, many with open end balconies.

Return fares are $22 Adult and $11 Child. A special Family fare of $55 (2A & 2C) is also available.  Child fare is under 13.  No charge for infants under 2 if sitting on an adults knee.  Last years most departures sold out.

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Tickets are available from the Kapiti i-SITE or phone 04 298 8195.

Prior ticket purchase is recommended.  If you are unable to call into the i-SITE to buy you tickets suggest you book over the phone and collect the tickets on the day of the trips.  The i-SITE is near the railway station.

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