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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
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.
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
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
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
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
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