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Rotorua Rail Cruising

Hop aboard your own self-drive railway car and enjoy epic 360-degree views of Lake Rotorua and rolling farmland...

Highlights

  • Step aboard and captain your very own rail car! on a 19km return trip!
  • The Rail Cruiser V3000 is an innovative world first vehicle like no other
  • Enjoy views of Lake Rotorua, stunning bush scenery and scenery extending as far as Mount Tarawera
  • Listen to an audio tour as you make your way through the beautiful Dansey Scenic Reserve
  • A magical railway experience not to be missed!

Rail Cruising is a fun, innovative and totally new way for people to explore the stunning Dansey Scenic Reserve. This is a magical railway experience with a difference.

In this awesome travel experience you get to step aboard and captain your very own rail car!

The Rail Cruiser is a self drive heated 4 seater hybrid rail car with unobstructed viewing windows. The RailCruiser V3000 is an innovative world first vehicle like no other!

Travel along the Rotorua Railway in your comfortable RailCruiser at 20km/hr departing from Mamaku Railway Station. You can listen to the audio tour as you make your way through the beautiful Dansey Scenic Reserve on your 19km return trip to Tarukenga Railway Station.

The historic railway provides gentle curves and steep climbs with views of Lake Rotorua, stunning bush scenery and views extending as far as Mount Tarawera.

So, for a totally unique, relaxed, comfortable and independent travel experience hop aboard a Rail Cruiser - this is a magical railway experience not to be missed!

Adult $76.00
Child $38.00

What's included

  • 19km Rail cruising experience

Duration

  • Allow approximately 90 minutes for the whole experience

Notes

  • Distance: 19km return

    Departure Times: 11am & 1pm

    Departure Point: The Rail Cruising Excursion departs from Mamaku Station Railway - Mamaku Village, 19 km north of Rotorua. Pickup from Rotorua City is available at an additional cost.

  • Child Age 6 - 16 years. Infants 0 to 5 years FREE and must be booked upon checkout. Infants aged 0 - 2 must be accompanied by a second adult for safety reasons (1 adult driving and the other to sit with infants).

Available Bookings from September 24 to September 30

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Thu 24 Sep
Fri 25 Sep
Sat 26 Sep
Sun 27 Sep
Mon 28 Sep
Tue 29 Sep
Wed 30 Sep

3spaces priced from:

  • Adult$57.00
  • Child$38.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$57.00
  • Child$38.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$62.00
  • Child$38.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$62.00
  • Child$38.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$57.00
  • Child$38.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$57.00
  • Child$38.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$45.50
  • Child$38.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$62.00
  • Child$38.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$62.00
  • Child$38.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$62.00
  • Child$38.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$62.00
  • Child$38.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$62.00
  • Child$38.00

3spaces priced from:

  • Adult$62.00
  • Child$38.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$57.00
  • Child$38.00

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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Wynsome from New Zealand wrote on 27 July 2020

Do it!

A great experience.

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Michelle from Australia wrote on 03 September 2019

Classic old train ride

Loved the train ride, was a little cool but the supplied blankets helped. Got to see so much of the country side and the on train information was very informative.

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Jeremy from New Zealand wrote on 16 July 2020

Lovely, misty journey

The staff are down-to-earth and really friendly and professional. Even on a rainy day it was a lovely trip.

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Cathie Bailey from New Zealand wrote on 14 July 2020

A great trip for everyone

Well done to the Kiwis who created this experience. Fun for kids and big kids as well. Done and dusted in less than 2 hours. Really enjoyed it.

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Heather mcIver from New Zealand wrote on 20 March 2020

Relaxing Cruisy Ride

We were greeted by Jane the owner as we arrived at the station. She was so friendly & welcoming & talked to us about the railway. The journey was through native bush with great views of Lake Tarawera in parts with a very informative commentary along the way. A lovely experience just sit back & be driven, highly recommend.

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