Spring Steam Supreme



Jump on board with the Glenbrook Vintage Railway and Steam Incorporated as we join forces and celebrate 100 years of the Waiuku Branchline – where the GVR is based – and Steam Inc, based in Wellington, celebrate its 50th anniversary!
Glenbrook Vintage Railway have teamed up with our friends at Steam Inc to bring to Glenbrook their resplendent Ja1271, for a number of joint trips in Auckland & the Waikato.
So hop on board as we step back in time – to how rail travel used to be – and experience steam on the main line.




Steam returns to the main line in Auckland & the Waikato! 


Celebrate with the Glenbrook Vintage Railway and Steam Incorporated! 

Glenbrook Vintage Railway is celebrating 100 years of the Waiuku branch line and Steam Inc is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. 

So GVR and Steam Inc have joined forces, which will see Ja1271 coming up from Wellington for a select period. GVR, in conjunction with Steam Inc, will be running trips with for locals using Ja1271 and a combination of GVR and Steam Inc's carriages - making for some impressive, large, multi-coloured trains! - in and around Auckland and the Waikato. An exciting tour is organised for the return journey back to Wellington - taking in many parts of the Upper North Island rail network. 

So why not join us! Celebrate alongside GVR and Steam Inc by jumping on board one of the many trips we have planned and experience the romance of rail - behind steam loco Ja1271. 




Multi-day Tours


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The Great North Island Steam Tour
Departs Wellington: Sunday 16th October - 11 days
Departs Auckland: Wednesday 19th October - 10 days

Join us on this exclusive multi-day tour departing from Wellington and Auckland. 
Tour includes several steam-hauled rail days, premium accommodation and optional activities. 

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Discover Ruapehu Rail Tour - Steam Special
Departs: Friday 23rd September
Returns: Sunday 25th September

This is an exciting and surprisingly affordable way to experience the best of the North Island Main Trunk by Steam Train. Optionally travel from Ohakune to Feilding and return on Saturday - a full weekend of heritage rail travel!

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Wellington 3-day Steam Tour 
Departs: Saturday 24th September
Returns: Monday 26th September

Experience the North Island Main Trunk from Paekakariki to Auckland's city centre, over 3 days. 

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Day Trips



Auckland


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Main Trunk Voyager
Sunday 25th September

Hop aboard this bus and steam hauled rail tour departing Auckland for Taumarunui & Hamilton for National Park.

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Auckland Steam Supreme
Saturday 15th October

Travel the Auckland Metro Network behind a steam loco! Experience passenger rail in Auckland - just as it used to be!

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The Sunset Coast Express
Sunday 16th October

Help us celebrate 100 years of the Waiuku Branch Line with this special event train from Auckland City to Waiuku and return.

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Hamilton

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The King Country Steam Limited
Friday 7th October

The return of steam to the Waikato! | Jump on board this school holiday special from Auckland & Hamilton to Te Kuiti and return.

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The Dairyland Steam Express
Saturday 8th October

The return of steam to the Waikato! | Enjoy a day out behind steam loco Ja1271 to Tokoroa and return.

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The Putaruru Flyer
Saturday 8th October

Enjoy this 1.5hr steam hauled journey from Tokoroa to Putaruru and return - a special just for the locals

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The Waharoa Steam Express
Sunday 9th October

Rejoice in the golden era of steam! - jump onboard this early afternoon trip from Hamilton to Waharoa and return.

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The King Country Steam & Cuisine
Sunday 9th October

The golden era of travel- behind a steam train! Travel from Hamilton to Te Kuiti & return with optional meal.

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The Dairyland Steam Express
Thursday 20th October

The return of steam to the Waikato! | Enjoy a day out behind steam loco Ja1271 to Hobbiton or Tokoroa and return.

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Ohakune & Whanganui


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The Rangitikei Scenic Daylight
Saturday 24th September

All aboard for a Steam and Diesel hauled cruise along the Rangitikei River to Feilding and return on our unique heritage train from Ohakune/Taihape.

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Spiral Steam Daylighter
Saturday 22nd October

Experience steam in the mountains and up the Spiral! Join the GVR and Steam Inc as we travel from Ohakune to Taumarunui up and down the famous Raurimu Spiral.

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The Manawatu Flyer
Sunday 23rd October

This Labour Weekend - Jump on board these afternoon shuttles between Palmerston North and Feilding behind Ja 1271 with the GVR and Steam Inc.

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The Whanganui City Explorer
Monday 24th October

This Labour Day - hop on board these jolly afternoon jaunts around Whanganui City behind Ja 1271 with the GVR and Steam Inc.

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The Kai Iwi Cruiser
Monday 24th October

This Labour Day - experience steam up the Westmere Bank to Kai Iwi and return with the GVR and Steam Inc.

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Images courtesy Jack Still, John Bovis - with thanks from GVR & Steam Inc.