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“A must-do excursion, truly gorgeous”

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Rain Forest Express
Reviewed 23 February 2013

This narrow gauge railroad just a short drive from downtown Auckland, was built in order to get workers up to dams that were built in order to supply water to the populated areas, as well as to then maintain the water supply pipe itself. This is now a fantastic touristic opportunity that I don't think too many people know about. Fortunately for us, it was an included stop on our Celebrity Cruises shore excursion out of Auckland. The train cars are adorable, nearly 'toy like', as each little car itself holds only two people. The top side half of each car is open, and the roof is glass - allowing clear viewing of the glowworms that are in most of the many tunnels that we traveled through. The train stops several times on it's way up, and down, to allow you to get out, walk around, and take photos of the breathtaking scenery. The trees and the plants, the winding bridges, the seclusion - spectacular! A must do!

Date of experience: January 2013
5  Thank lexmiller
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Reviewed 9 February 2013

Amazing little train and carriages - but our extended family all fitted in and we did have a great time. Lovely views. Awesome trees

Thank Janice D
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Reviewed 31 January 2013 via mobile

Wonderful family outing, went with my sister and her family as well as my parents, would have been nicer if the weather was cooperative but it wasn't. For those concerned about weather u are under cover through out the train ride and they have umbrellas for people when you get to the dam. One less now cause I broke mine. The train is small but they will tell you why during the tour, sorry no spoilers, but we were not squashed. Spectacular scenery, nice walk at the end lovely day all round!!

Thank pbfh_13
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