Awakeri Rail Adventures, Whakatane

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Awakeri Rail Adventures, Whakatane

Come ride with us on the historic Taneatua branch line. Drive your own rail cart over bridges, walk through pristine native bush and view beautiful farmland. Your adventure starts from Awakeri travelling at a leisurely 25 kilometers per hour with family and friends along this historic railway line. There are 4 bridges, numerous cuttings and bush scenes along the track. 

Awakeri Rail Adventures offers three types of trip. The first is an "Express Run" where you will drive over 20km of track, with 2 stops en route. The Express Run takes approx 2 hours (commences 8am daily operates summer & day light saving months only).

The second option is the "Bush Walk / Snack Run" where you will be guided on a bush walk, stop for a relaxing track side snack and other activities and still drive over the 20km of track. This trip will take approx 2.5 hours.(operates every day summer and winter)

The third option is the Chicken run - travel 10 km of track and help feed the chickens and other birds (the chicken run is by arrangement only).

Bookings are essential

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Motorhomes! We are a park over property so come and stay for free!

Choose from one of the following rail adventures:

Summer Hours (day light saving months)

  • Express run 8am-10:30am, Bush walk & snack run 10:30am-2pm  &  2pm-5.30pm

Winter Hours (non day light saving months)

  • Bush walk and snack run 9am-12:30pm  &  12:30pm-4pm    

PRICES (no charge for bush walk /snack). Prices quoted in NZ$, subject to change.

  • $90.00 pp adult
  • Over 65 yrs $75.00 pp
  • 5 - 15 years  $40.00 pp
  • Group booking (10 or more) $70.00 pp
  • The Chicken Run - $50 per adult  $10 per child

Awakeri Rail Adventures, Whakatane Enquiry Form


1055 State Highway 2
Awakeri 3192


Freephone: within NZ: 0800 Keri Rail (5374 7245)


Web: Visit website

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The Awakeri Rail Adventures, Whakatane Enquiry Form