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Rail Cruising Rotorua

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!


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.

Please Note: Infants 0 to 5 years FREE and must be booked upon checkout.

Adult $76.00
Child $38.00

Duration

  • Allow approximately 90 minutes duration for the whole experience

Notes

  • Child Age 6 - 16 years. Infants 0 to 5 years FREE and must be booked upon checkout.

Available Bookings from August 24 to August 30

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$76.00
  • Child$38.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$76.00
  • Child$38.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$76.00
  • Child$38.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$76.00
  • Child$38.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$76.00
  • Child$38.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$76.00
  • Child$38.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$76.00
  • Child$38.00

1spaces priced from:

  • Adult$62.00
  • Child$38.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$62.00
  • Child$38.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$62.00
  • Child$38.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$62.00
  • Child$38.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$62.00
  • Child$38.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$57.00
  • Child$38.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$62.00
  • Child$38.00

1spaces priced from:

  • Adult$76.00
  • Child$38.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$57.00
  • Child$38.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$57.00
  • Child$38.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$57.00
  • Child$38.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$57.00
  • Child$38.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$45.50
  • Child$38.00

12spaces 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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ZITA SMITH from New Zealand wrote on 15 March 2018

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Great Rail Cruise

This was a very worthwhile experience! Cute little pods on rails took us 10km through an amazing rimu forest, farmland with a great view of Lake Rotorua and back. Excellent commentary en route. Lovely personnel.

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Jenny Lee from New Zealand wrote on 25 January 2015

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Great fun!

Not a pricey activity but great fun, gives you privacy and great views

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Rhys Walker from New Zealand wrote on 07 February 2016

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Lost our booking

Mum came up from Dunedin, we were super excited to do this, rocked up and they had no trace of our booking through bookme and fully booked themselves up with people that just turned up out of the blue.....was a bit annoyed considering we booked over a month in advance. Needless to say they managed to find a railcar for us to go in and we enjoyed the trip, was just a bit of a dampener on the day not being ready for us. The staff were helpful and friendly, and the journey was very scenic, an awesome part of New Zealand there!!!

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Daniel Griffiths from United Kingdom wrote on 28 March 2018

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Nice peaceful trip

Good fun and always going to be a winner for kids as every kid loves trains.

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Faafua Cummings from American Samoa wrote on 08 January 2018

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Best family activity

One of the best family activity and a peaceful way to unwind and take in the beautiful views of Rotorua. Jane and her assistant were great, we couldn’t make our 9am cruise but they were able to reschedule us no problem. Thanks for your dedication to your job ladies.

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