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Dejeuner Au Chateau Tongariro Rail Excursion

When:

Sun 9 Apr 2017, 8:00am–7:00pm

Where: Feilding Railway Station, Aorangi St, Feilding, Feilding and District

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult Fare: $110.00
  • Child Fare: $70.00
  • Adult Fare with Chateau Lunch: $160.00
  • Child Fare with Chateau Lunch: $105.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Feilding Steam Rail

Join us on a unique Italian-themed railway trip to the Château Tongariro. We encourage everyone to dress up and prizes will be given to best dressed Italian couple. The last trip sold out in three weeks, There is heavy demand for this trip. This train will be hauled by a Kiwi Rail Diesel Locomotive.

Enjoy the wide plains vistas of the Manawatu and the rugged landscapes of the Rangitikei as your journey soars over majestic viaducts and hurries through tunnels on its way to the agribusiness centre that is Taihape township.

Leaving Taihape we ascend towards to volcanic plateau. The heart of our powerful EF 30 class locomotive throbs as it lifts our excursion from the Taihape up into the high hill country. Passing Waiouru and Ohakune our locomotive speeds on towards National Park.

This is an exciting time of the year to be travelling in this area of the North Island because it is not uncommon for there to be snow conditions in this area. You could be humming “I am dreaming of a White Christmas” before you reach the Château.

Arriving at National Park there stands the Château Tongariro, like a sentinel, on guard at the base of the mighty Mount Ruapehu. Built in 1929 after the land was gifted by Maori, there have been VIPs from all around the world who have visited this New Zealand icon now it's your turn.

You will then be transported by bus up to the Château for a three-course meal including tea and coffee. Any liquid refreshments that you may desire are extra.

3-course (Soup of the day, carvery, roast veges, salads, dessert, tea & coffee) Carvery meats including beef and Yorkshire pudding with Lounge pianist playing.

For those who may find that tundra of the winter landscape more interesting our train will be stationed at National Park for three hours with the National Park township, a kilometre walk away. At 3pm we depart National Park for the return trip to Feilding.