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The Daffodil Express: SOLD OUT

The Daffodil Express: SOLD OUT

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  • Sun 11 Sep ’16, 8:50am – 4:50pm


Petone Railway Station, Hutt Road, Petone, Lower Hutt


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $89.00
  • Child: $55.00

Celebrate spring and travel with Steam Incorporated from Wellington to Carterton by heritage excursion train to attend the annual Daffodil Festival. An ideal Fathers Day gift!

The train will be hauled by our steam locomotive Ja1271, and we will be using our set of vintage carriages, some with open balcony ends. The train will include a buffet counter selling drinks and snacks, and a souvenir counter for all sorts of railway and steam memorabilia.

A diesel locomotive will be attached in front of our steam locomotive for the sectors through the 9km long Rimutaka Tunnel.

Located in the heart of the Wairarapa, Carterton’s popular Daffodil Festival offers an abundance of activities ranging from the famous Daffodil picking at Middlerun, markets along High and Holloway Streets, the Big Wai Art sale in the events Centre, Daffodil Express Steam Train experiences, Wairarapa Produce Tasting Area and the opportunity to wonder round the immaculate grounds of Carrington House as well as loads more family fun.

The market stalls will be set up in the town centre a short walk from the railway station. Shuttle buses will run from the town centre to the daffodil fields where you can pick your own daffodils for a small fee. The cost of the bus transfer is included in your train ticket.

Fare includes bus transfers to daffodil fields. Departs Petone at 8:50am. You can also board the train at Wellington, Waterloo, or Upper Hutt.

For the serious railfan there is also the option of riding the train all the way to Masterton (but missing some of the daffodil carnival) where we turn and service the locomotive. Arrives Masterton at 11:15am, expected departure from Masterton 12:15pm.

All seating is reserved. Prior booking essential. Tickets will be mailed out two weeks before the trip.

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