Taumarunui On the Main Trunk Line

Where: Palmerston North Railway Station, Matthew Ave, Palmerston North

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult Fare: $125.00
  • Child Fare: $75.00
  • Buy Tickets – 06 3235444
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Feilding Steam Rail

Our route will take us over the Mangaweka viaducts which are tallest viaducts in the North Island, with views seldom matched in New Zealand, you can see the picturesque Rangitikei River below you as it flows past the high sandstone cliffs.

Reaching National Park we then descend down one of the rail wonders of the world. “The Raurimu Spiral”. This magnificently engineered piece of railway track, steeped in history and the stories of how an engineer with courage and foresight and a brilliant ability overcame one of the most challenging railway engineering assignments of the last century.

Descending down the Raurimu Spiral we speed on to our final destination “Taumarunui On The Main Trunk Line”.

We arrive at Taumarunui for our lunch, which with large pieces of nostalgia will be pea pie and mashed potato and gravy or Beef Stew and Mashed potato and peas. You choose, it is intended to be very like the fare served in the Taumarunui tearooms when the express to Auckland pulled in many years ago.

Tea and Coffee and large chunks of fruit cake will wash down your lunch. You may then wish to visit the railway museum (on the platform) and wander down memory lane before its “All Aboard” again for our return journey to Friendly Feilding.

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