Resources

Find a list of useful links and resources.

NZ Rail Websites

www.new-zealand-trains-and-trams.org.nz/ (external link)  
Federation of Rail Organisations of NZ. Includes a listing of all rail museums & heritage rail operators in NZ.

www.nzrsr.co.nz (external link)  
NZ Rolling Stock Register. Has listings of all preserved locomotives & rolling stock in NZ.

www.railsoc.org.nz (external link)  
NZ Railway & Locomotive Society. A very long established organization. Well known for its publications and research archives. Ab608 is on lease from the NZRLS.

www.kiwirail.co.nz (external link)  
KiwiRail. NZ national rail operator, includes KiwiRail Scenic Journeys (long distance passenger services).

www.metlink.org.nz (external link)  
Information on Wellington area suburban rail services including Wellington to Masterton. 

www.marlboroughflyer.co.nz (external link)  
A new summer steam hauled tourist train between Picton ans Blenheim that we are associated with.  Starts December 2017. 

www.wellingtontrams.org.nz (external link)  
Wellington Tramway Museum and Kapiti Coast Electric Tramway located just up the road from us at Queen Elizabeth Park.

www.kapitiheritage.org.nz/ (external link)  
Details of all the museums in the Kapiti area.

www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/slideshows/fred-hamers-last-ride (external link)
Fred Hamer's Last Ride with pictures by Andrew Gorrie & music by Wayne Mason.

stationmuseum.co.nz/ (external link)  
Paekakariki Station Museum, our neighbouring society.

www.marinenz.com (external link)  
Kapiti US Marines Trust. Aimed at preserving and promoting World War II US Armed Forces history in the Kapiti district. 15,000 US Marines were based in our area during WWII.

www.Bluetrain.co.nz (external link)  
A new Kapiti café utilising ex Wellington English Electric multiple unit carriages.

Tour Operators that use our trains and other websites

www.artdeconapier.com (external link)  
Art Deco Trust, Napier. Our train is a regular participant in the annual Art Deco Weekend held the 3rd weekend of February each year.

www.kiwitoursltd.co.nz (external link)  
Kiwi Tours Ltd. A specialist tour operator based in Taranaki.

www.facebook.com/destinationkapiti/ (external link)  
Destination Kapiti, the official page for Kapiti tourism.

www.marinenz.com (external link)  
Kapiti US Marines Trust. Aimed at preserving and promoting World War II US Armed Forces history in the Kapiti district. 15,000 US Marines were based in our area during WWII.

www.passchendaelesociety.org (external link)  
The prime objective of the Passchendaele Society is to increase community awareness and recognition of the events at Passchendaele and the Western Front related to the Great War of 1914-1918.

www.kapitivintage.co.nz (external link)  
Kapiti Vintage. Annual classic cuisine adventure by train.

www.tranzittours.co.nz (external link)  
Tranzit Tours. Coach tours & travel club.

www.pounamutravel.com (external link)  
A South Island based luxury travel operator.

Kapiti Accommodation

www.travelbug.co.nz (external link)  
Book Wellington accomodation and last minute motel deal.

www.finnshotel.co.nz/ (external link)  
Finns, a new hotel on the site of the old Paekakariki Hotel. Virtually at the end of the Paekakariki Platform.

www.wellingtonnz.com/discover/accommodation/belvedere-motel (external link)  
Belvedere Motel. A traditional motel on the opposite side of SH1 to Paekakariki township and station.

www.elliottsmotorlodge.co.nz (external link)  
Elliotts Comfort Inn. A motel in the centre of Paraparaumu, 2 minutes walk to Railway Station and shopping centre. Suitable if you are connecting with the Northern Explorer.

www.vistadelsol.co.nz (external link)  
Vista del Sol. A luxury B&B and Spa near Te Horo about 20 minutes drive north of Paekakariki.

www.paekakarikiholidaypark.co.nz/ (external link)  
Paekakariki Holiday Park has camping and cabin accommodation. 

Rail Maps

Railway North Island locations [PDF, 88 KB]

Railway South Island locations [PDF, 41 KB]

 


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