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Pleasant Point Museum and Railway

Pleasant Point Road, Pleasant Point, New Zealand
+64 3-614 8323
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Well looked after

Visited on Friday 27th April. We were disappointed it was not open the day we were there as it... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
Michael-4551
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Caloundra, Australia
Step back in time, the Railway Station is beautifully restored

We were surprised as we wandered around the station building & signal box to see & hear a train... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
planetogra
,
Tewantin, Australia
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Pleasant Point Road, Pleasant Point, New Zealand
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+64 3-614 8323
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Visited on Friday 27th April. We were disappointed it was not open the day we were there as it looked like a well maintained Heritage Railway. We were luck to be able to view the Station Buildings and Platform and recommend you time your visit...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

We were surprised as we wandered around the station building & signal box to see & hear a train heading up the line. It was on a charter for kids & pulled in to the station enabling us to look over the old carriages &...More

Thank planetogra
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

If you are travelling near here, give this lovely old railway a go. It has a recreated rail car based on a model T truck, a lovely old steam engine and a much larger one in the process of being rebuilt. Take the rail car...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We visited on the day the little steam engine and rail car were running We went one way in the rail car and came back on the train My 84 year old Mum loves steam trains and enjoyed her trip Good fun

Thank stegeb
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Pleasant Point is 13km from Timaru. The highway passes through here onto Fairly and Tekapo. Its a quiet wee town - but it closeness to the SH 1 turnoff makes it an ideal place to take a break and travel back into the past with...More

Thank 88snowdragon
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Beautiful old restored and maintained steam engine D16 with old carriages in pristine running condition, what a lovely job. Moreover the mascot Rail Motor (RM) 4. All volunteer hard jobs are really worth and deserved two thumbs up. The train runs between two stations, Pleasant...More

Thank santo t
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

WE have passed this spot many times but this time we had time to stop, what a shock to find this little gem . The time that has been given to by the keen train buffs to restore and maintain this attraction .The train was...More

Thank DAVID D
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

We enjoyed a ride on the train a beautifully maintained,1925 model T Ford trolley car.Driver Lloyd gave us a fascinating insight into the railway history of New Zealand.Run totally by volunteers-excellent value

Thank Hancomajor
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

Steaming day or a day with the Model T Railcar operating wouldn't matter, this is well worth a detour and an hour of your time. We had turned up for a scheduled railcar departure only to have the railcar to ourselves and a personal tour...More

Thank davidmalorey
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

Probably wouldn't have come here normally as I'm not a big train buff but was very glad I came with Goldwing club. It was very interesting and the enthusiasm of the volunteers was infectious. The station museum had some wonderful collections, some things we even...More

Thank Karin C
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