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13 Jul 2014
“Great day out”
15 Apr 2014
Take a guided tour on Watercare's historic bush railway through the Waitakere Ranges. Hear about the hardy men who built the Upper Nihotupu Dam in the early 20th century; the conditions they lived in and the dangers they faced. Learn about the...more
280 Scenic Drive, Titirangi, Auckland 0604, New Zealand
+64 9-302 8028
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Reviewed July 13, 2014

Would highly recommend this trip, we were amazed that all this was so close to Auckland. A very informative trip, well organised but you must book as it is very popular in the summer months.

Date of experience: December 2013
1  Thank Terri C
Reviewed April 15, 2014

I really enjoyed this .....it shows NZ unique forest...and the bonus is you get to see glow worms and you are able to get a different perspective of the Waitakere ranges.The staff were helpful and the train is really cute.

Date of experience: October 2013
Thank Sue R
Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

A very nice trip and a good way to discover the city environs! Also child really enjoy it! Trip is very exiting and the tiny train is an alternative to reach places that don't normally reach!

Date of experience: March 2013
Thank LoSherpa
Reviewed September 14, 2013

Great trip but please be aware it is out of action until the new year because of maintenance . From their website: ​The Rain Forest Express service is temporarily unavailable while repairs are carried out to the track following a land slip

Date of experience: September 2013
3  Thank MarcV1860
Reviewed April 8, 2013

We went on the twilight trip - train to the dam in daylight, walk up the steep 150 steps / up the gentle slope to the dam, then a barbecue stop (bring your own food!) before back on the train in the dark to see...More

Date of experience: April 2013
1  Thank carolgreenie
Reviewed February 2, 2013

We went on an evening trip on the railway and it was very interesting. The lady train driver was very knowledgeable. There are a number of ways up to the dam but we chose to climb the steps. There is a long picnic break built...More

Date of experience: December 2012
4  Thank Rainstone
Reviewed December 27, 2012

Kids love trains and tunnels are the best part. This trip has long tunnels, bridges, scenic views, glowworms and wetas. The little train is a bit challenging for a large adult but you soon forget the discomfort enjoying the scenery of the beautiful Waitakere rain...More

Date of experience: December 2012
5  Thank KKKJP
Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

No doubt that this is a very interesting train ride. Not your usual train..a very small train and cabin sits 2 with less that 20 ppl on board . But it goes through amazing tunnel and great bridges and at places caves are about 1...More

4  Thank shawankit
Reviewed December 21, 2012

The Rainforest Express is amazing, he staff so helpful, informative and friendly and the area is outstandingly beautiful.

1  Thank Malcolm R
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Only a small train but huge on scenery .Tunnels ,bush, and a dam make up the journey .A lovely journey for not only tourists but locals too.

2  Thank Kerry J
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