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Rail Carting - Dargaville Rail and River Tours

Discover Dargaville’s rich history and surrounds on a fantastic rail carting tour!

Experience this fascinating Northland river town in the comfort and control of a converted self-drive golf cart.

Cruise the historic unused railway line between Dargaville and Tangowahine for a relaxing and entertaining adventure along the historic Northern Wairoa River.

A complete contrast to city life, you’ll be able to sit back, relax and soak in the tranquility of the region as you cruise historical sights and peaceful farmland.

An authentic experience of one of New Zealand’s favourite rural towns.

Suitable for all ages and abilities, the Dargaville Rail Carting Tour is a truly unique experience the whole family will love!

 

Price

Adult: $80.00

Children 6-16 yrs: $40.00

 

Duration: 2 - 2 ½ hours

Track Distance: 28 km return

Departures: Daily 11am from Station Road, Dargaville

 

Seating Capacity: Each Cart can carry up to 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children, or 2 adults and 3 smaller sized children. Only your group members will share your Cart.

What to Bring: For those who want to take the wheel, you will need to bring a valid driving license. Warm clothing, enclosed footwear (no open toed shoes), windbreaker and camera.

 

Available Bookings from September 19 to September 25

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Sat 19 Sep
Sun 20 Sep
Mon 21 Sep
Tue 22 Sep
Wed 23 Sep
Thu 24 Sep
Fri 25 Sep

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$62.00
  • Child$36.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$80.00
  • Child$40.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$62.00
  • Child$40.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$62.00
  • Child$26.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$80.00
  • Child$40.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$65.00
  • Child$32.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Terri from New Zealand wrote on 20 July 2020

The ultimate -e-bike on a rail trail

After the severe weather in Northland, we were nervous about this - but we needn't have worried. We had a great trip, taking about an hour to trundle along the rail tracks through flooded farmland and past the river. At the far end, out three hosts (who looked after us really well) provided tea, coffee and scones. Then back on the cart, for a slow trundle back. We thoroughly recommend it!

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Sandra from New Zealand wrote on 31 January 2020

Great fun. My grandsons and I loved it

We enjoyed ourselves immensely. Such a simple idea which works. Well done

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Andrea from New Zealand wrote on 16 September 2020

Great experience 👍

Great experience, great people! Definitely worth doing if you're in Dargaville. 😀

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Carol Banks from New Zealand wrote on 16 September 2020

Such a shame

I booked on book me and it said there were 12 places left. The booking accepted my payment and I received a confirmation booking. Later that day I received an email from the operator saying they were fully booked. We had originally book this day as the weather was due to be fine. We were offered the following day but it was raining heavily.

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Mark Waite from New Zealand wrote on 28 February 2020

Rail carting excellant

Loved driving the carts. Great way to travel along the rail lines. Thanks guys for making the experience. Awesome

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