River City Express

Steam hauled day excursion to Whanganui.

Sunday 22 April

Travel with Steam Incorporated North from Kapiti via Palmerston North to the river city of Whanganui enjoying a full day of steam travel.  Departs Paekakariki at 7.20am, arrives back at 8.30pm.

The train will be hauled by one of our coal fired steam locos.  It will comprise our fleet of classic red carriages. There is a buffet counter selling sandwiches, sausages, hamburgers, drinks and snacks.  You are welcome to bring your own food along.  

Waimarie and train

There will be 2.5 hours in Whanganui.  Optional tours available include a short river cruise on the "Waimarie" Paddle Steamer, a longer cruise on the river boat "Wairua" or a city sightseeing tour.

Return train fare from Kapiti stations Adult $149, Child $109.  Also picks up at Paraparaumu, Waikanae, Otaki, Levin, Plamerston North and Feilding.


Book this adventure now!

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


Get the full timetable, conditions of travel and manual booking form. [PDF, 572 KB]



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River City Express - See photos of past runs of the River City Express