King's Birthday High Tea - First Class Experience 23

First Class is the way to travel! You will be welcomed aboard the eloquent Dining Carriage by your host. Settle in to the comfortable seating nestled as a group of four around the table. Enjoy the included High Tea refreshments and take in the sounds of our restored New Zealand Railways Steam Locomotive as you chuff through the countryside...

Find out more about the First Class journey here (please note that the Dining Carriage does not have an observation balcony).

'High-tea' style platters will be served at your seat to ensure you can continue to feast upon the ambience of traveling behind a steam train. Also included are complimentary tea and coffee, as well as cold non-alcoholic drinks. A perfect experience in relaxing and convivial surrounds!

High Tea Menu

These included refreshments are absolutely scrumptious and are the perfect accompaniment to this relaxed journey. Note: Two person platter shown on banner image.

Something Savoury
Mini pumpkin & tomato quiches
Ham & smoked cheese croissants
Cucumber & avocado sandwiches
Smoked salmon & Prawn Blini

Sweet Treats
Brownie morsels
Petite Macaroon
Lemon Tartlet
Fresh scones with jam and cream

Soft Drink Selection

Vegan, Gluten Free and Dairy Free options available. Please inform us when booking. All items are subject to availability.


Our train departs at 10:00am, 11:30pm, 1.00pm and 2:30pm. Your return journey takes 65 minutes.

Ticket Fares

Seating is strictly limited and allocated onboard our Dining Carriage and booking online is  required. Book now to avoid disappointment as this experience often sells out!

Table of Four (each)
King's Birthday Weekend High Tea - First Class Experience - Return Trip

$189 per Table

Book now for the King's Birthday Weekend High Tea - First Class Experience - Sun 4th & Mon 5th of June 2023

Your ticket includes one return journey onboard the First Class Dining Carriage with complimentary refreshments and non-alcoholic drinks. Tickets are not transferable between departure times or dates. Bookings are required and can only be made in groups of four.
Note: This page is for booking on the special King's Birthday High Tea on Sunday 4th & Monday 5th of June 2023. For other dates, please see the First Class Experience.