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Manawatu Gorge Shuttles - Saturday 3rd October 2020

Travel by Vintage Railcar through the scenic Manawatu Gorge.

Woodville - Ashhurst Return

Departs Woodville:  10:00am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 01:30pm


Join us on board our Standard Railcar Rm31 and experience the nostalgia of vintage railcar travel. Departing Woodville we travel through the scenic Manawatu Gorge to Ashhurst before returning to Woodville.  With the road through the Manawatu Gorge being closed since 2017 this is the ideal opportunity to take in the views.

Seats are strictly limited, bookings are essential!


FARES:  Adult - $25  <>  Child - $20  <>  Family (2A2C) - $80

Tickets are available from:
 

Tararua I-Site
45 Vogel Street
Woodville
0800 827 278

(Booking fee of $2 applies)

NB:  Due to the nature of these shuttles there will NOT be a stop over in Ashhurst and the seats will not be turned for the return journey.

Round the Hills by Railcar - Sunday 4th October 2020

Round the Hills by Railcar

Palmerston North - Masterton - Paraparaumu - Palmerston North

Departs Palmerston North:  07:00am

Returns Palmerston North: 04:10pm

With the original date for this excursion being cancelled, we are pleased to announce the new date: Sunday 4th October 2020.

Join us on board our Standard Railcar Rm31 and experience the nostalgia of vintage railcar travel. Departing Palmerston North we make our way to the Tararua District taking in the sights of the spectacular Manawatu Gorge, departing Woodville we travel along the Wairarapa Line to Masterton where we stop for a 30 minute leg stretch (please feel free to bring a picnic hamper with you).  From Masterton we make our way through the Rimutaka Tunnel on our way to Wellington.  After a direction change we make our way along the Kapiti Coast to Paraparaumu, here there will be a 2 hour stop over where you have the option of partaking in the delicious offerings at the 'Blue Train' or visit one of the local cafe' in the Coastlands Shopping Centre.  Departing Paraparaumu we travel through the Horowhenua on our way back to Palmerston North.


Seats are strictly limited, bookings are essential!


FARES:  Seat Only - $180  <>  Seat and Meal (Blue Train) - $220

Option to board at Woodville or Pahiatua available on request.

Railcar to Manakau - Sunday 4th October 2020

Railcar to Manakau

Paraparaumu - Manakau Return

Departs Paraparaumu:  01:50pm

Returns Paraparaumu:  02:45pm

Join us on board our Standard Railcar Rm31 and experience the nostalgia of vintage railcar travel.

 

During our stop over in Paraparaumu we are offering this one off trip.
 

Departing Paraparaumu, this  return trip takes us to Manakau in the Horowhenua District.  Due to the nature of this trip there will not be a stop over in Manakau, here the crew change ends and the seats are turned for our return journey.

Seats are strictly limited for this one off trip, bookings are essential!


FARES:  Single Return - $25

 

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