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The Grand Circle Rail Cruise

The Grand Circle Rail Cruise

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  • Sat 18 Oct ’14, 7:15am – 5:30pm


Paekakariki Railway Station, Tilley Road, Paekakariki


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Boarding Petone to Masterton - child: $89.00
  • Boarding Petone to Masterton - adult: $125.00
  • Boarding Paekakariki to Wellington - adult: $139.00
  • Boarding Paekakariki to Wellington - child: $99.00

Travel with Steam Incorporated on this circular excursion for an easy and relaxing outing.

The train will run from Paekakariki to Paekakariki via Wellington, Masterton, Woodville & Palmerston North. Travelling over one of Wellington’s best kept secrets, the grand circle route, we will circumnavigate the Tararua Range in a counter clock wise direction. During the journey we will pass through Eketahuna (with its “new” station) and Mangatainoka plus travel through the spectacular Manawatu Gorge. You will be able to see the work being done to clear the massive slip blocking the highway through the gorge.

Complimenting 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, 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 Vineyard 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.

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

You can board the train at Paekakariki, Plimmerton, Porirua, Tawa, Wellington, Petone, Waterloo, Upper Hutt, Featherston, Carterton and Masterton.

Opaki Roast Meal Option Cost $37 (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 slice of Yummy Mummy’s Cheesecake 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.

On arrival back the train will terminate at Paekakariki and not run back into Wellington. For passengers boarding at stations other than Paekakariki you will have to transfer to a Tranz Metro service to complete your journey. Our fare does not include travel on Tranz Metro services.

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