Waiotira Junction trip


Duration: 7-8 hours​
Departures: 9:00am 

Bookings essential

Introducing a new extended trip to the Waiotira junction, this is a trip that has not been available to the public for over 50 years.

The trip transverses along the main trunk line north of Waiotira, which is approximately 40km’s South/West of Whangarei. You will travel over 21 bridges and through 2 tunnels, with the longest being 638 meters. Travel through native bush, farm land, forestry blocks and other interesting places which you can’t see anywhere but by rail.

The trip is 98km’s return and takes approximately 7 to 8 hours (return). We will supply tea and coffee as part of your ticket. Bring your own lunch. There are 2 toilet stops on the way.

This journey is the second longest privately run rail journey in New Zealand.

What to bring:

  • Descent foot wear

  • Warm clothing (as the weather can be changeable)

  • Water

  • Lunch

  • and don't forget your camera 


Departs: 9am, please arrive ten minute early

This trip is not suitable for children due to the journey length, but for the little ones we recommend our 2.5 hour trip to Tangowahine.


$180 per person.

Make a booking

Phone us on 027 448 9763 or fill out our enquiry form.

​Bookings are essential. 

Covid-19: Our carts will be sanitized between trips and we will have hand sanitizer available for your use. People will have their own cart for their bubble.

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