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23 Sep 2018
“visits with daughter and friend ”
8 Aug 2018
“What an enjoyable day”
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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
113 Glenmark Drive, Waipara, New Zealand
+64 800 935 272
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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

fun trip that is run by volunteers who seem very passionate about the trians. Neat to stop on the way up to Waipara to take a photo of the train coming along the track. Must do for the train enthusiasts and great trip for the...More

Thank Dionoh
Reviewed 8 August 2018

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

1  Thank Michael-4551
Reviewed 4 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

1  Thank Liz C
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-trainsspotter7
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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