Travel with Steam Incorporated north from Kapiti via the spectacular Manawatu Gorge to Woodville for an easy day out.

The train will be hauled by our steam locomotive Ab 608 “Passchendaele”, and we will be using our fleet of classic red heritage carriages.

Passenger stops will be Paekakariki, Paraparaumu, Waikanae, Otaki, Levin, Shannon and Palmerston North.

The train will include a buffet car selling hot food, drinks and snacks, and our souvenir counter for all sorts of railway and steam memorabilia.

En route to Woodville we will be making a special stop at Shannon to allow you to explore some of the boutique shops. Such as Legacy Antiques, Gorgeous (beautiful handmade clothes), Shannigans (small mall with a variety of boutique shops), Oosh, Oosh La La, For Frocks Sake (a range of amazing gift and clothing stores by Suzy Q), Nikiz (handmade clothing and craft) and much more.

The shopping area is directly over the road from the station. Also plenty of options for a coffee. The Station Museum will be open.

There will be a one-hour stopover at Woodville while the loco is turned and serviced. You will be able to watch it running around a special “balloon loop” track to turn.

At Woodville, we hope to have some food and craft stalls set up at the station showcasing local produce and crafts. Included will be the local Rotary group offering a range of hot snacks. If you want some exercise it is a 15-minute walk from the station to the town centre.

On the return journey, we intend making a stop at a suitable location for you to photograph the train in action.

We also offer group discounts for 8 to 15 passengers and for 16 or more passengers. It is also possible to book your own carriage. These range from 40 to 55 seats.

Prior bookings essential and all seating is pre-assigned.

It leaves Paekakariki at 9:10 am and returns there at 5:40 pm. Tickets from the Kapiti stations are $99 (adult) and $69 (child)

Buy Tickets – 0800 783 264