Matariki Night Lights Train - Tuhi ō nō rangi 24

Next Event: Friday 28th June 2024

Glenbrook Vintage Railway and Te Kopu Incorporated present Tuhi ō nō rangi - It is written in the sky - A Matariki Night Lights Festival at Waiuku.

Take a ride with Taiki The Train!

Glenbrook Vintage Railway's Matariki Night Lights Steam Train will depart from the Festival site at Waiuku approximately every 30 minutes from 12.30pm till 9pm for a ride to Pukeoware Workshops and return.

The Matariki Night Lights Festival at Oha Cafe Waiuku will be open from 12 noon till late and will feature Night Markets, Great Kai (food and drink) and more!

Train Fares

Online - Discounted Presale (Limited Tickets)
$12 Per Person (Ages 2+)
$40 Family (2 Adults, 2 Children aged 2-14 years)

Door Sales - Cash/Eftpos
$15 Per Person (Ages 2+)
$50 Family (2 Adults, 2 Children aged 2-14 years)

Trains depart Waiuku (Victoria Ave) regularly from 12.30pm till 9.00pm
Return journey is approx 40 minutes

Please follow signage at Waiuku.

Do I have to book online?
- No, but there is a discount for pre-booking online. The prices are $12 Per Person (anyone over the age of 2) or $40 Family Pass (for two Adults and two Children aged 2-14) . Online bookings close at 12.30pm on the day and the online discounted tickets may sell out earlier. You must still redeem your booking for your train tickets at the ticket tent.

I can't book online/Online tickets are sold out, can I still come?
- Yes you can, the walk up ticket price is $15 Per Person (anyone over the age of 2) or $50 Family Pass (for two Adults and two Children aged 2-14).

Is there a child price?
- No, our Per Person tickets cover all people over the age of 2, though you may find it better to buy a Family Pass (for two Adults and two Children aged 2-14).

What is covered by the Family Pass?
- Two Adults and two Children, aged 2-14. A Family Pass costs $40 when booked online, or $50 when bought at the gate.

I made a mistake and want to change something on my booking!
- If you have made a mistake on your booking too many tickets, or no longer want to attend we will review your email request and reply as soon as we can. Please do not call us, as our event team cannot change bookings over the phone.

Help! - I haven't received my online booking confirmation!
- Email [email protected] with your name, booking reference (if known), and correct email address and we'll try to re-send it. Otherwise you can turn up on the evening with your name, phone number, booking reference, or email, and we can search it up for you!

Can I book for a specific train?
- No, trains and seating are not allocated however there are plenty of trains running throughout the evening and you won't miss out!

What times are the train?
- Trains run every half hour throughout the afternoon and evening from 12.30pm to 9.00pm

Where does the train go? How long is the train ride? Can I get off at the other end?
- Trains run on a return trip from the event site at Waiuku to the Pukeoware workshops only. You cannot get off the train at Pukeoware and must return to Waiuku.

How long will I have to wait? What are the busy times?
- Once it goes dark, you may need to wait at least an hour to get a train ride. To avoid the crowds we recommend you come earlier in the afternoon.
What are you doing about crowd control and wait times?
- The queue will be fenced and we will carefully manage numbers being let into the boarding area for each train. We will be running two steam trains throughout the evening and trains will run until all passengers in the queue have had a ride.


Book now for Matariki Night Lights Steam Train - Tuhi ō nō rangi 2024

Your ticket entitles you to one return train ride on any one train departure. Entry to the event is free.

Online Pre-sales are closed. Walk up tickets are available at the event throughout the evening. Last sale 8.30pm.