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The Chateau Tongariro Rail Excursion


Sun 6 May 2018, 8:00am–7:20pm

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

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adults: $170.00
  • Child: $130.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: Feilding Steam Rail

Join us on a unique British themed railway trip to the Château Tongariro. We encourage everyone to dress up and prizes will be given to best dressed British Stiff Upper lip What couple. The last trip sold out in three weeks as there is always 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 our locomotive hurries through tunnels on its way to the agribusiness centre that is Taihape township.

Leaving Taihape we ascend towards to volcanic plateau. Passing Waiouru and Ohakune our locomotive speeds on towards National Park.

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 its 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.

- Leek potato and truffle (GF)
- Roasted tomato vegetable and barley
- Bread rolls

- Salad bar (GF)
- Marinated vegetables, Lettuce, selection of dressings
- Shrimp and avocado salad (GF)
- Mixed greens and a spicy cocktail sauce
- Mediterranean Chickpea salad (GF)
- Grilled vegetables with a mint, cumin and yoghurt dressing
- Caesar salad (GF)
- Traditional
- New Zealand cheese (GF)
- Smoked cheddar, edam and camembert, quince paste, nuts, dried apricot, crackers

Hot line:
- Lyonnaise potatoes
- Onion, garlic, herbs (V,DF)
- Carrots, beets and parsnips
- Honey gastrique and toasted walnuts (GF,V,DF)
- Cauliflower and broccoli morney
- Black truffle (V)
- Baked NZ Hoki
- Green beans, lime and horopito butter sauce (GF)
- Grilled chicken breast
- Spinach, mushroom and red wine sauce (GF)
- Roasted rump of beef
- Buttercup pumpkin, kale and peppercorn sauce (GF)

Carving station:
- Rolled pork leg (GF)
- Mustard, gravy, apple sauce

Mixed fruit salad (GF), Apple peach and pecan cobbler, Maple and vanilla custard cream, Rolled pavlova (GF), Passion fruit and berry compote, Chocolate, Banana, Carrot cakes, Ice cream station Cones and lolly bar, Tea and coffee (GF).

No BYO. This train will be licensed.

For those who may find the tundra landscape more interesting our train will be stationed at National Park for three hours with the National Park township a kilometre walk away. At 3:40pm we depart National Park for the return trip to Feilding.

Departs Feilding: 8:00am
Depart Marton: 8:35am
Arrives National Park: 12pm
Departs National Park: 3:40pm
Arrives Marton: 6:45pm
Arrives Feilding: 7:20pm

This is a diesel hauled train.

If you are unable to book online, drop into the Palmerston North, Woodville, Masterton, Wanganui, Hawera, Stratford’s i-SITEs or Dannevirke, Feilding Info Centres and they can book you there an additional booking fee applies.

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