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Awakeri Rail Adventures

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A fantastic 2 hour adventure

A great adventure with a knowledgeable and entertaining host (Rod) - journey along the old railway... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Willfish101
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Batemans Bay, Australia
Highly Recommend

We went on the full Bushwalk and Snack Run and it was worth every penny. Our host, Paul, was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
pwoodhouse
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United Kingdom
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1055 State Highway 2 | Awakeri, Whakatane 3193, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great adventure with a knowledgeable and entertaining host (Rod) - journey along the old railway in individually driven motorised rail cars, stopping along the way for a walk through an almost pre-historic and beautifully preserved forest, and later for a cuppa and biscuits in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Willfish101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on the full Bushwalk and Snack Run and it was worth every penny. Our host, Paul, was excellent. Nothing was too much trouble for him and he looked after us right to the very end. The chicken stop was great fun, it isn't...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pwoodhouse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though it poured with rain we loved the rail adventure. Our host Shane was brilliant and very knowledgeable especially on the walk through White Pine Bush with its amazing old Kahikatea trees. Afternoon tea was real Kiwiana, we loved it.. Will certainly do the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank YvonneG1991
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful experience. Great host. Very knowledgeable with plenty of wit. Great with kids. Good knowledge of the area. Loved the ride and the walk through the White Pine Bush. Cars easy to drive. Host very much into saving the wild life. He's into conservation and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rotorua64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

had a awesome day with Paul as our guide this was just so much fun we loved the rail trip the walk in the bush and the chicken, ducks, geese feeding what a time we had and the history of the rail and the area...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RobertAnnetteC
Reviewed 31 October 2018

We wanted to take our four year old grandson on an adventure for the day. We chose Awakeri Train ride as it was just an hour or so away and because our grandson is always talking about trains. Paul did not disappoint. He engaged and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Experience515354
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Great people and very knowledgeable and fun. Was an excellent experience for us and for families. Was great to drive our own cart and see a little part of NZ we hadn't seen before.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dianesander2016
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic day on this rail journey. Lots of surprises on the way. Amazing Bush walk. Paul is the most fantastic entertainer. So many laughs. Well done. Big thank you

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank markwilma
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Being a long weekend here in NZ, this activity was booked out. However, Paul met us at 08h00 on Sunday morning, after agreeing to do the hour long "Chicken Run" for our family of six. At just $35 dollar per person, this was great value-for-money....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Greg W
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Great job Paul we were looking very much forward to the tour and it did not disappoint. The ride in the specially adapted golf type buggies really was a treat. As nature lovers we appreciated very much to the walk through the little Forest and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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MichelleD5955
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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