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Railcruising

11 Kaponga Street | Mamaku Railway Station, Mamaku 3020, New Zealand
+64 800 724 574
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Great fun on rail buggy through farmland and native bush

Such a clever use of a former railway line! Beginning at the warm Mamaku station with hot chocolate... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
AnneOrewa
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Auckland, New Zealand
via mobile
Great views, helpful hosts and good commentary

Well worth a visit. A lot of work and effort has gone into developing this attraction. 91 year old... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Maria J
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
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“rail cruising” (32 reviews)
“self drive” (30 reviews)
“rail car” (47 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
11 Kaponga Street | Mamaku Railway Station, Mamaku 3020, New Zealand
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+64 800 724 574

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Such a clever use of a former railway line! Beginning at the warm Mamaku station with hot chocolate in hand, we listened to the briefing lady aided by a video, explain the safety features and what could be expected during the journey. Having selected the...More

Thank AnneOrewa
Reviewed 4 days ago

Well worth a visit. A lot of work and effort has gone into developing this attraction. 91 year old enjoyed it too. If going during winter make sure you have a good jacket. Hosts do provide a rug but you benefit by having a bit...More

Thank Maria J
Reviewed 4 days ago

We can highly recommend this as a must do on visiting Rotorua,sitting in a comfortable Rail Car designed by the company putting on this unique experience The duration of the journey is 1 1/2 hours covering approximately 19 km return trip,there are no steering wheels...More

Thank Kiwis2NthShoreAuck
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely time. Excellent commentary covering historical and recent details of land use and railways. Lovely people running it. Thoroughly recommend it.

Thank Maria H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just spent the weekend in Rotorua, experiencing some of the many great things to do. This afternoon we drove out to the Mamaku Railway and took a trip down the old trunk line formerly used to transport timber in the boom timber milling...More

Thank Lyn Ese R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice time in an automated passenger vehicle. Fully automatic , relax and enjoy the viiews and commentary

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went Railcruising over the Easter weekend. Something different for us and it was a great experience. Mamaku Railway Station is a little out of Rotorua, so it is probably best to book first as we went out there expecting to get a ride only...More

1  Thank Bruce F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a ride today,on this interesting Railway. It was extremely well organised, well maintained, and a fun experience. Very friendly staff, all in all a great time.

Thank Robyn C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this attraction and were pleasantly surprised at the whole set-up. It was extremely well organised with everything taken care of - from blankets and heating in the little carriages, GPS monitoring and even tea/coffee included. We found the carriages more than comfortable, bigger...More

1  Thank thompsonmc2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved it. It's worth the drive (it's about 30min drive from Rotorua) and good value if you are a fan or railways and trains. Railcruising put good use of an existing railway system and developed it into a tourist attraction. You gotta travel within...More

1  Thank HolidayMakerX5
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Julie C
Can you stop on the way to take photos?
6 December 2016|
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Response from Daena A | Reviewed this property |
not during but at the end yes
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A C
How long does it take to get around overall?
15 September 2015|
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Response from Ian R | Reviewed this property |
About three hours. You need to book as they send groups down the line all at the same time.
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