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Rainforest Express with 3 kids under 10, and Nana.

This is a great excursion and I can't believe it is not advertised more. The little train takes you... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2012
Bridget F
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Auckland, New Zealand
A Dream come true

This train in the bush goes over bridges, into tunnels andit is just a magic trip..but you need to... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2012
Will M
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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13 Jul 2014
“Great day out”
15 Apr 2014
“Rainforest”
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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
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280 Scenic Drive, Titirangi, Auckland 0604, New Zealand
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

This is a great excursion and I can't believe it is not advertised more. The little train takes you through numerous tunnels (some with glow worms). Narrative information is given along the way. The train stops at two points where you are able to get...More

6  Thank Bridget F
Reviewed September 6, 2012

This train in the bush goes over bridges, into tunnels andit is just a magic trip..but you need to book Saturdays and Sundays only The views are like a dream

3  Thank Will M
Reviewed August 23, 2012

Nice views, learnt a bit, a wet day but still enjoyable. If you don't want to take the tram and you feel like a bit of exercise, walk down the road to the dam from the Scenic Drive, that is really worthwile. Beautiful, quiet, the...More

3  Thank Journey802993
Reviewed June 10, 2012

Really surprised that not that many people know about this place. It's such an awesome place. About 30 minute drive from Auckland CBD. Yes, you need a car to get here and have to book in advance. I did it via email and they responded...More

9  Thank WorldPassport
Reviewed June 5, 2012

This is an absolute gem and it's highly recommended fun for the whole family. We came across this excursion while looking for fun summer activities and we have raved about it ever since to all our friends. Run by Watercare (a large NZ utility company),...More

4  Thank FranBoNZ
Reviewed March 26, 2012

Went for a birthday trip for a 90 year old lady! Amazing. The train is narrow as the track needs to be to traverse the landscape easily. It was an old railway that has been refurbished. It was nice to have a picnic area at...More

Thank isiscatnz
Reviewed March 12, 2012

Track throught he rainforest without the walking, see the views walk upto the dam glowworms, cave wetas and a few suprises. Informative, educational and fun

Thank david603
Reviewed February 13, 2012

Not to be missed. Book far ahead as it gets full quickly especially over the weekends. Booking system is pretty old-school and manual, but if you manage to get a seat, you're in for a treat. Recommended activity while in Auckland.

2  Thank OutdoorAucklanders
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