Step onboard our lovingly restored heritage coaches, hauled by our heritage diesel locomotive and settle into your seats to enjoy this rare opportunity to travel on the North Island Main Trunk to Te Kuiti and return.
Bring your friends and family along for this little train adventure.
Boarding at Hamilton's Frankton Station, the journey south sees us pass through a quick succession of rural towns. To our right will be the majestic Pirongia Mountain as we traverse the rich Waikato farming pasture. South of Te Awamutu we pass over the Puniu River, entering the King Country. After we pass through Otorohanga, you may catch a glimpse of the Rangitoto Ranges to the left. From here it is only a short gallop into Te Kuiti.
At Te Kuiti you will have an hour to stretch your legs, visit the Gallagher Meads Brothers Exhibition, or explore the town. Meanwhile we will turn the locomotive around on the turntable (this is quite fun to watch from the brand new footbridge) then depart back north. Our licensed train's food and drinks trolley service will be operating - so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey back.
Arriving into Kirikiriroa-Hamilton-Frankton station at 3.35pm, your journey with us here ends today, with plenty of time to share some fun stories of your little train adventure with us today!
Adult $35 - Child (2-14) $25
As this is a pre-booked allocated-seating tour, face coverings are not compulsory but are strongly encouraged. For more info see the official NZ Government COVID-19 website.
In the event that the NZ Government or its agencies prevent the operation of this tour taking place due to COVID-19, refunds of fares paid (net of outgoings made from those fares) may be made by GVR upon written application being received from booked passengers.
We aim to seat passengers from the same booking together. You will be allocated at least one window seat for bookings of 2 or more (subject to availability). Where possible, seats will be turned to face the direction of travel (pairs and singles) or to face each other (groups). If you are travelling with people on a different booking or have another specific request then please email us as soon as possible at [email protected] and we will try and accommodate your request the best we can. Your allocated seat and carriage details will be on your boarding pass which will be emailed to you at least 2-3 days before your departure date.