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Awakeri Rail Adventures

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1055 State Highway 2 | Awakeri, Whakatane 3193, New Zealand
6480053747245
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Full of surprises

A bright and entertaining afternoon on a bleak winter's day. Paul was an informative and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Susan A
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Auckland
Good times!

We did the half tour on a lovely sunny winter's days and loved it. Friendly owner and tour guide... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dave W
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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WE ARE OPEN 8 AM - 5.30 PM SEVEN DAYS PER WEEK Welcome to Awakeri Rail Adventures in sunny Whakatane. Travel along a piece of New Zealand's rich rail history and experience the natural beauty of New Zealand from the comfort of your own self driven rail cart cleverly adapted to be driven along the rail tracks.
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  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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“white pine” (52 reviews)
“bush walk” (40 reviews)
“self drive” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1055 State Highway 2 | Awakeri, Whakatane 3193, New Zealand
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6480053747245
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A bright and entertaining afternoon on a bleak winter's day. Paul was an informative and enthusiastic host. The bush walk was a stunning surprise, the toilet was surprisingly clean - the best long drop in NZ. Thoroughly enjoyable experience, good value - a wonderful off-road...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the half tour on a lovely sunny winter's days and loved it. Friendly owner and tour guide were good value from start to finish. The rail ride itself is a lot of fun, with some surprise stops along the way. The half tour...More

Thank Dave W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Paul and Shane delivering the ‘goods’ on this journey. It’s good fun. Whitepine was cool too as they are killing the pests.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we are a couple and bought our tickets in Hawkes Bay .Paul runs this rail trip and his enthusiasm really make this an amazing journey ..Loved the humour and the joke were also up there ...Well done Paul we will spread the good word ......More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great trip! Fun and enjoyable for all - we had three generations go on this trip and two of them are hard to please teenagers but all of them enjoyed it! The Host was great at making everyone feel welcome and part...More

Thank Vanessa S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a most pleasurable jaunt in rattling golf carts along the disused rail tracks in the country area of Whakatane. A short white pine forest walk was for us the highlight off the track, to see the regeneration and conservation efforts the rail trail operators...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great way to spend an afternoon cruising the Awakeri Rail Trail with host Paul. Designed for all age groups, learnt about our Native trees and the pests that do so much harm and the great work Paul is doing to get rid of these...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great way to spend a couple of hours, exploring the region from these rail carts. Interesting commentary, well structured, safe and suitable for families. Someone brought their little dog along as well. The bush walk is brilliant, not to be missed.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never did something like this before, definitely once in a lifetime experience. Highly recommended, especially for families.

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Very enjoyable three hours, Shane our host was very informative and a great experience. Feeding the hens was a delight, particularly when one decided to sit on my arm. Our bush walk was great, more or less flat so easily accessible to all and learnt...More

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Michelle D
2 April 2017|
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Response from Awakerirail | Property representative |
Hi Michelle. There are several rides and prices for each vary .. please visit our web site or call us on 0800 53747245 for details..Thanks!
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herdmort
17 December 2016|
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Response from Awakerirail | Property representative |
Hi we have 3 , 4 and 2 seat carts.
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