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Oamaru Steam and Rail

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taken by surprise.

not a bad deal, NZD10 per person for a 20mins train ride through the victorian precinct of Oamaru... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Penang Island, Malaysia
Old train short ride but

Short ride on old train, approx. only 15 minutes trip one way, but reminding how in the past this... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
santo t
Auckland, New Zealand
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Incorporated in 1986, we provide a vintage railway experience for both locals and tourists, as well as restore locomotives and rolling stock and associated rail infrastructure. All maintenance work and train operations are carried out by our...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 27 277 4678
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Reviewed 5 days ago

not a bad deal, NZD10 per person for a 20mins train ride through the victorian precinct of Oamaru and along the coast line when it stops for several minutes before returning journey. the train itself is classic and the veteran train staff onboard is equally...More

Thank lawc22
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Short ride on old train, approx. only 15 minutes trip one way, but reminding how in the past this train was part of the daily busy life at Oamaru. This short track connects only two stations, Harbourside and Quarry Siding. Fun for the whole family,...More

Thank santo t
Reviewed 13 February 2018

Took the train during the Victorian Fete and had a hilariously wonderful time. The conductor was most entertaining and definitely my favourite part of the adventure.

Thank stephanie_sandiego1
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Its quite simple really... My 8 and 2 year old LOVED it! That is all any parent wants. Had good memories made in the short 30 mins or less that we spent on the train. Everything about the experience was great, from being greeted by...More

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Reviewed 12 December 2017

Took the train on a lovely sunny day and it was a great way to see the town. It starts in the Victorian precinct, runs past limestone buildings and then around the waterfront to the historic harbour. Great views from the open carriage behind a...More

Thank limolly
Reviewed 26 August 2017

On a weekend the local enthusiasts take you for an excursion from the old train station in the precinct and follow the rail to the penguin colony,there you can get off and explore or stay on the train and talk to the engineers and go...More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We traveled on a sunday quite busy but was a pleasure to travel on this short but interesting steam train

Reviewed 2 February 2017

What fun to ride an old train through New Zealand's oldest exisiting Main St. The history, the heritage, the sights, sounds and smell make this an authentice step back in time.

Thank TwoTravellers34
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We visited Oamaru on a day when the railway was not operating - for operating days check their website - generally Sundays and public holidays at 11am. However, we were looking at the relics outside the operating shed, there are some interesting steam engines that...More

Thank Janine B
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11 April 2017|
Response from jsdustin |
Adult return ticket is $8, child is $3 and family ticket is $20. Sorry, we do not currently offer a senior discount.