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“Unique experience!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Railcruising

Railcruising
11 Kaponga Street | Mamaku Railway Station, Mamaku 3020, New Zealand
0800 724 574
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Mamaku
Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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75 reviews 75 reviews
30 attraction reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Unique experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013 via mobile

Really enjoyed the rail cruising experience! My boyfriend and I were the only ones at our allotted time so it was a quick turnaround at the end of the line and it meant we were able to chat to Jane, the owner, for ages about the history and future plans, she was very friendly. Quite an expensive activity but very glad we did this one of a kind experience!

Visited March 2013
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Rail rushing - Something a bit unique”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

This is a different experience and like a lot of things that are a bit special the enjoyment comes at a price. It is well worth the investment. A very enjoyable, high tech rail experience over a very old section of rail line.

Visited April 2013
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A must do in Rotorua - even for the locals.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Friendly owners, unique experience. Something we had written down to do on our dash list. As a local we had heard about it and driven past the sign many times. Today was the day and we left feeling pretty good about it. Comfortable,modern rail cars with a running commentary about the business and the area, as a local there were even a couple of things that I did not know. Lovely scenery, farms,animals, bush and great view of Lake Rotorua. As we traveled back to Mamaku station from Tarukenga I was saying to hubby that it would be nice to do this during winter as there is a heater in the rail car too! At first I thought it was a bit pricey but now that we have been and can see how much work has been involved in getting this unique attraction up and running...it's worth every cent. Well done Jane and Neil you have a real little gem in Mamaku.

Visited April 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Railcrusing Rotorua Railway”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

I had seen an article in a railway magazine and I placed it on my schedule next time I was in the area.It was fantastic.These little cars that seat four people just like a little car on the highway,but you are steel instead.To be greeted on arrival at the station by the staff,then an explanation of hour they operate,then off they go after you have released the hand brake.They are computer controlled and coming to a small area where animals are the car automatically slows down then speeds up to a maximum speed of 20kph.The views along the long are great passing farms forested areas along with a commentary received by radio.
You have to go on them.To any railfan it has to be on your bucket list.

Visited April 2013
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Mornington, Victoria, Australia
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“Railcruising”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Greeted by friendly staff, [In Jellystone National Park's ranger station -for all you movie buffs!], our group of 9, [aged 3 to 60], enjoyed a unique experience, beautiful scenery and a most interesting [but not intrusive] commentary. It was reasonably priced, too. Because it was a special occasion, the most delightful morning tea was provided at a most pleasantly surprising cost [yummmmmy!]. Recommended for all!

Visited April 2013
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