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The Grand Circle Rail Cruise: SOLD OUT


Sat 28 Jun 2014, 7:10am–5:30pm

Where: Paekakariki Railway Station, Tilley Road, Paekākāriki, Kapiti Coast

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $139.00 ea
  • Child: $99.00 ea
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Travel with Steam Incorporated on this special mid winter day trip for an easy and relaxing outing featuring our recently restored 1950’s diesel locomotive Da1431

The train will run from Paekakariki picking up at stations to Palmerston North (Paraparaumu, Waikanae, Otaki, Levin) then through the Manawatu Gorge to Woodville before heading down the Wairarapa to Masterton before travelling via the Rimutaka Tunnel to Wellington. Then heading up the west coast back to Paekakariki and dropping off at stations to Palmerston North.

Travelling over one of Wellington Regions best kept secrets, the grand circle route, we will circumnavigate the Tararua Range in a clock wise direction. During the journey we will pass through Eketahuna and Mangatainoka plus travel through the spectacular Manawatu Gorge. You will be able to see the site of the massive slip that blocked the highway through the gorge for a year.

Complementing Da1431 the train will comprise our fleet of classic red “steel” cars. There will be an open-air viewing platform on the train.

The train will include a buffet counter selling sandwiches, sausages, hamburgers, drinks and snacks, and a souvenir counter for all sorts of railway and steam memorabilia. You are welcome to bring your own food on the train.

We intend making a 60 minute stop adjacent to the Paper Road Winery & Bistro at Opaki just north of Masterton for a refreshment stop. There will be the option of a pre ordered roast meal available at the vineyard, or just the opportunity to sample some of the wine and be entertained by our own Wayne Mason. Hot snacks will also be available for purchase.

We will make several other stops during the day for photo opportunities and a leg stretch.

You can board the train at Paekakariki, Paraparaumu, Waikanae, Otaki, Levin or Palmerston North in the morning. You will be returned to your boarding station in the evening.

Opaki Roast Meal Option Cost $39 (Limited Nos)
Carved Prime Roast Beef, served with:
Horseradish Sauce and traditional Yorkshire Pudding
Roasted seasonal vegetables and delicious house made gravy to compliment your meal

You will also be served with two complimentary beverages you can choose from:
- Pinot Noir from Paper Road
- Sauvignon Blanc from Paper Road
- Or Orange Juice , Apple Juice, Tomato Juice
Later in the afternoon we will serve you a Kapiti Ice cream at your seat.

Wayne Mason
One of our active members is the renowned Wayne Mason of The X-ray Catz, Warratahs, Fourmyula and “Nature” fame. He will keep us entertained during our Opaki stopover.