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Palmerston North Esplanade Scenic Railway


(06) 357 3049


  • Carpark
  • Toilets
  • Playground

The Esplanade Scenic Railway was established in 1969 and travels through native bush and secluded areas of the Esplanade. The new extension loop takes the railway all the way to the childrens playground and back again. The track is 2.2km long and the ride is approxomately 20 minutes duration. Passengers purchase a return ticket which allows one to enjoy the facilities provided at the other end of the park.

Hours: 1 - 4pm Saturday and Sunday, school and public holidays. Extended hours in January. Bookings can be made for any other time. (please phone 06 357 3049 and leave name and contact number), or contact our Excursions Coordinator by email on

Map showing Palmerston North Esplanade Scenic Railway

Past events at Palmerston North Esplanade Scenic Railway

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