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Weka Pass Railway

113 Glenmark Drive, Waipara, New Zealand
+64 800 935 272
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Only 50 min from central Christchurch, the Weka Pass Railway is a historic rural railway using both vintage steam and diesel-electric locomotives out of Waipara, North Canterbury. Take a train ride on one of the public operating days on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month, most Sundays in January and most public holidays. Perfect for a break on a trip to Hanmer Springs, Kaikora or while visiting the Waipara wine region. Trains will usually be hauled by 1909 built "A" Class "Pacific" steam locomotive number 428. During exceptional fire risk in summer months, "A428" may be replaced with a vintage diesel locomotive. For the latest details on operating days please visit the Weka Pass Railway website.
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1 week ago
“What an enjoyable day”
10 Nov 2017
“Train ride ......... awesome”
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
113 Glenmark Drive, Waipara, New Zealand
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+64 800 935 272
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on Sunday 20th May. We were lucky enough to be in the area when the train was running and they ran the Diesel Engine and not the Steam Engine but that was ok. We started our journey at Waikari to Glenmark and back to...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

My husband and I thought we would take the grandsons for a treat I had always wanted to go on the train through the Weka pass.The steam train was unable to be used due to dry conditions so the Diesel train was used not quite...More

Thank Liz C
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

Well it was awesome although not 100% perfect at my trip day. The weather was really good, full sunshine blue sky, the train ride start on time from Glennmark, however before reaching the section for photo shot. the steam train stall and after stop for...More

Thank santo t
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

Probably slanted towards families with younger kids but no reason for others not to attend. Good value for money. Being able to do the easy walk to the shops for an eat and drink while they turn the locomotive around is a bonus. Probably waving...More

Thank eater2016
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

My wife and I decided last Sunday to take our 4.5 yr old grandson (who is an avid Thomas the Tank Engine fan) on this outing. We had passed the restored railway site many times over the past 35 years but never ventured on a...More

Thank elgoa
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Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed this family outing with our young family and grandparents. Everyone enjoyed the trip. The steam train and all the different carriages are neat to see as well the beautiful scenery. Staff are amazing too. Best family day out

Thank emmarV1222JC
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

We included this activity in a long family reunion weekend. Everyone enjoyed it . . . teenagers and retirees alike.

1  Thank Hetta M
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Reviewed 5 October 2015

Great family fun day day out. You can pack a picnic lunch or you can purchase something at the eating places at the other end. Our kids thoroughly enjoyed it and not too expensive or we had vouchers which you can find in the Tots...More

Thank Sara B
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Reviewed 4 June 2015

Well woth a visit on this short steam journey check out when it is running as it has a limited season.

Thank Conway10
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Reviewed 20 April 2015

The kids eyes light up as they hear the conductor cry "all aboard". We all become kids again on the Weka Pass Railroad. The clickety clack, great scenery and friendly crew all make for an enjoyable journey. Bring your camera!

Thank Mary Ellen W
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