Discover Ruapehu Rail Tours STEAM SPECIAL - Departing Friday 23rd September 2022

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September Steam Special!

We are offering the rare one-off opportunity to travel behind an original New Zealand Railways Steam Locomotive on the homeward journey back from Ohakune/National Park/Taumarunui to Hamilton and Auckland.
This is an exciting and surprisingly affordable way to experience the best of the North Island Main Trunk by Steam Train. There may also be an option to travel on an additional special train trip from Ohakune to Feilding and return on Saturday - a full weekend of heritage rail travel!

Please note: The nature of heritage steam locomotives is such that steam haulage is subject to availability of the locomotive, crewing, and final logistical arrangements. If for whatever reason we are unable to provide a steam locomotive then a rebate of $40 will be offered to you on your fare.

Tentative Timetable

Timetable subject to variation required by KiwiRail prior to departure.

Outward (Diesel Train)
Friday 23rd September 2022

Auckland (Glenbrook) dep. 8.55am
Hamilton (Frankton)
dep. 10.55am
Taumarunui arr. 1.40pm
National Park
arr. 2.50pm
Ohakune arr. 3.40pm
Inbound (Steam Train)
Sunday 25th September 2022
Special Timetable for Steam Engine

Ohakune dep. 10.40am
National Park
dep. 11.20pm
Taumarunui dep. 12.55pm
Hamilton (Frankton)
arr. 4.50pm
Auckland (Glenbrook) dep. 7.15pm

Departure Locations


Glenbrook Station
Access is via Glenbrook Station Road.
Free parking is available on site.
Note: Pukekohe station is closed due to major redevelopment works - Glenbrook station is only a further 5 minute drive from the motorway.


Frankton Station
Access is off Fraser Street (off Queens Ave). Free parking is available.

Book for Tour departing Friday 23rd September 2022

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During the peak season, all packages must be booked over the phone through the Ruapehu i-SITE, please call 0800 647 483.
The friendly team at the Ruapehu i-SITE can help build the perfect package for you or your group.

See Terms and Conditions here

Train Only options can still be booked online below: