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Christmas Grand Circle Rail Cruise



Sunday 3 December 2017

Departs: 7:10am Paekakariki, 8:15am Levin, 9:15am Palmerston North

Arrives: 5:45pm Paekakariki, 6:50pm Levin, 7:45pm Palmerston North

Departing Paekakariki the train will circumnavigate the Tararuas in a clockwise direction via Palmerston North, the Manawatu Gorge, Wairarapa and onto Wellington via the Rimutaka Tunnel. From Wellington it is back up the west coast to Paekakariki and to Palmerston North. Ideal trip for Horowhenua and Manawatu supporters as we will drop you back to stations from Paekakariki to Palmerston North in the evening. Option of stopover at Mauriceville Country Fair or Paper Road Vineyard at Opaki for a Christmas Lunch.

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Christmas Twilight Express



Sunday 3 December 2017

Departs: 5:55pm Paraparaumu

Arrives: 10:30pm Paraparaumu

A relaxed evening out by train from Kapiti to the Manawatu and return.  Bring a food hamper and a group of friends for a pre Christmas outing.  Diesel hauled.

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Eketahuna Express



Saturday 6 January 2018

Departs: 8:10am Paekakariki

Arrives: 9:30pm Paekakariki

Our traditional festive season trip into the Wairarapa which is always extremely popular and makes an ideal Christmas present!  Runs from Paekakariki to Masterton via the Manawatu.  You can select from the Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre and Middleton Model railway near Eketahuna, lunch at Eketahuna, an Opaki vineyard or Masterton as your destination.  Fares may be less depending on destination station and boarding station.  Steam hauled.

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Deco Delights Express



Saturday 17 February 2018

Departs: 6:00am Paekakariki

Arrives: 10:30pm Paekakariki

A great way to experience Art Deco. Ride the rails in heritage carriages and hauled by an immaculately restored diesel locomotive on a special day adventure from the Kapiti Coast to Napier.  Nearly four hours in Napier to sample the Art Deco activities. Diesel hauled.

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