Popular tours

Daffodil Express steam train

Runs from Wellington to Carterton for the annual Daffodil Festival. Includes option of picking daffodils in the nearby daffodil fields.

Da1431 at Carterton

Departing Paekakariki the train heads to Palmerston North, through the Manawatu Gorge before heading down the Wairarapa and onto Wellington back to Paekakariki.

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An easy day trip from Paekakariki to the wind farm capital of Woodville and return via the spectacular Manawatu Gorge.

Ab608  Passchendaele at Eketahuna

A steam hauled excursion that runs from Paekakariki to Masterton and return (via Manawatu Gorge).

N34A4610 manganoho

A great day out in late March running from Paekakariki to Taihape and return. Journey includes passing over many impressive viaducts. Steam hauled.

DH Rang River4

Steam hauled excursion from Paekakariki to Wanganui. Attractions at Wanganui include a river cruise on the paddle steamer “Waimarie”, tram rides and other city attractions.