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Taranaki Winter Express

Taranaki Winter Express

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When:

  • Sat 22 Jul ’17, 8:25am – 7:50pm

Where:

Palmerston North Railway Station, Matthew Ave, Palmerston North Show map

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Boarding Wanganui - child: $69.00
  • Boarding Wanganui - adult: $119.00
  • Boarding Palm Nth/Feilding/Marton - adult: $139.00
  • Boarding Palm Nth/Feilding/Marton - child: $89.00

Travel with Steam Incorporated on this special diesel hauled outing to Taranaki with the goal of viewing a snow-clad Mt Taranaki.

The train will run from Paekakariki to Stratford via Palmerston North and Wanganui.

The train will comprise our fleet of classic red “steel” cars. These dates back to the early 1930’s. There will be an open-air viewing platform on the train

We will have just over an hour at Stratford. It is a 12-minute walk from the railway station to the centre of town where the Glockenspiel (clocktower) is located. There is a Four Square supermarket near the station. Also an optional visit to the nearby Pioneer Village.

The train will include a buffet counter selling burgers, sausages, 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.

You can board the train at Paekakariki, Paraparaumu, Waikanae, Otaki, Levin, Palmerston North, Feilding, Marton or Wanganui (Eastown). Prior bookings required. We will make several other stops during the day for photo opportunities and a leg stretch.

Stratford – Taranaki Pioneer Village Cost Adult $14, Child $7
The Pioneer Village is a two minute bus ride from the station. It is an outdoor museum and village setting that includes the restored Opunake and Tariki Station buildings, plus a 24” gauge railway. There is a café on site.

Cost includes admission to the museum, train ride and bus transfers.
See for www.pioneervillage.co.nz more info on the museum.

Evening Meal (limited numbers)
A preordered hot evening meal will be delivered to the train at Marton for you to eat at your seat (on your lap). This will be a Beef & Guinness Casserole with Gourmet Baby Potatoes and Steamed Carrots & Beans. Plus a dessert which is likely to be a New York Cheesecake with Berry Coulis & whipped cream or Fresh Fruit Salad. Cost $24.

New Gold Class. Travel in our latest carriage which is fitted out as a club car. Plush sofa seating (inwards facing), some table seating, tinted windows and your own servery. Limited seating. Surcharge applies. Includes complimentary welcome drink, morning and afternoon tea or coffee.

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