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“suprisingly good” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rainforest Express - CLOSED

Rainforest Express
280 Scenic Drive, Titirangi 0604, New Zealand
09 302 8028
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Outdoors
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Owner description: 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 journey this water takes from the dam to your taps at home.Along the way travel through 10 tunnels and come face to face with cave weta and glow worms. At Quinn's Viaduct listen to the birds and the stream below. Watch the sunlight filter through vast stands of native trees lining steep valleys. The view is equally dramatic in the rain. (It is a rainforest!) See waterfalls cascading through the bush, maybe even a torrent pouring over the dam spillway.Pack lunch for our morning picnic trip (3 hours) or snacks for the afternoon trip (2.5 hours). During the summer months only, bring your barbecue food for our popular twilight trip (3.5 hours).The train is covered and trips run rain or shine.Open for public trips all year during weekends and school holidays, or charter the train for a private gathering any day of the year except Xmas Day.
Auckland Region, New Zealand
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“suprisingly good”
5 of 5 stars 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

Visited April 2011
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic experience seeing bush & glowworms on a small train through many tunnels”
5 of 5 stars 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.

Visited January 2012
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