Waitara Railway Preservation Society


Board the train at Queen Street (by New World).

The ride climbs the 1 in 40 Waitara Valley gradient (the steepest on a preserved railway in New Zealand), passes under the SH3 overbridge on Big Jim's Hill, through our depot and yards and Waitara Road, and crosses the pictureesque Waiongana Stream. It ends in the old Lepperton Yard parallel to kiwirail's Marton-to-New Plymouth line, then returns to Waitara.

Trip takes 70 - 80 minutes.

Private Charters by arrangement

Operated by Waitara Railway Preservation Society Inc.

Contact Details

Physical Address

Queen Street, Waitara, by New World Supermarket



Operating Hours

October - April, first and third Sundays, 11am and 1.30pm.

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