Waipukurau Wanderer

Travel with Steam Incorporated north from Kapiti via the spectacular Manawatu Gorge for a big day out to the Central Hawkes Bay Region. The route includes travelling over several viaducts with the highlight being the renowned curved Ormondville Viaduct.

Sunday 23rd June 2019

This is a rare chance to travel on the rail line east of Woodville which opened 130 years ago. The route includes travelling over several viaducts with the highlight being the renowned curved Ormondville Viaduct.  We also pass through the restored Ormondville Station Precinct.  The first part of the Ormondville Station building was opened in 1880.

The train will be hauled by one of our restored diesel locomotives. Included is an open air viewing platform and a buffet counter selling burgers, sausages, sandwiches, drinks and snacks, and a souvenir counter for all sorts of railway and steam memorabilia.    You are welcome to bring your own food onboard.

 

Waipukurau excursion on Ormondville Viaduct

Waipukurau excursion on Ormondville Viaduct

The train will include an open air viewing platform and a buffet counter selling burgers, sausages, sandwiches, drinks and snacks, and a souvenir counter for all sorts of railway and steam memorabilia.  A refreshment stop will also be made at Woodville on the return journey.  You are welcome to bring your own food onboard.

Other highlights of the rail journey include travelling over many viaducts including the famous curved Ormondville Viaduct and passing through the restored Ormondville Station Precinct.  The first part of the Ormondville Station building was opened in 1880.

At Waipukurau the following options are available:

Option 1 – Artmosphere Gallery
Visit to Artmosphere Gallery to see their new exhibition, gallery and sculpture garden.  Work from 85 artists on display.  Includes Gary Waldrom and Helmut Hirler.  Transfers from the train included.

  • Adult  $6.  Child no charge.

Option 2 – Pukeora Estate & Vineyard for Lunch
Lunch at Pukeora with stunning rural views provide a backdrop looking out over the vineyard, down the river and across the plains to the mountains beyond.  Bus transfers from railway station included.  $30.

Option 3 – Woburn Homestead Lunch
Woburn Homestead welcomes you for a special lunch, and invites you to warm yourselves by the fire with a free glass of wine while  they prepare a hearty winter feast, where everything is made from scratch, with locally sourced produce and fresh veg, fruits and herbs from their gardens.   Bus transfers provided.   $39

Option 4 – Waipukurau Own Arrangements

  • Just enjoy a full day of nostalgic rail travel.  Two hours at Waipukurau for you to explore the township which is adjacent to the railway station.  
  • Return train fares ex Kapiti Stations are Adult  $155 & Child $99.  $10 less if boarding at Levin or $30 less at Palmerston North.

 

Book this adventure now!

Book online at Bookit.co.nz (external link)  or call us on 0800 783 264.

Get the full Steam into Spring Excursion to Waipukurau timetable, conditions of travel and manual booking form.

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