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The Marlborough Flyer is a heritage steam train from a bygone era. Join us to experience a heritage steam journey between Picton and Blenheim in Marlborough. Travelling on the historic World War I Memorial Locomotive, Passchendaele (1915), your...more
We had a group with ages from 6-87 and everyone really enjoyed it.
The staff on board were so friendly and helpful.
The restoration of the train has been so well done - no detail overlooked and everything to such a high standard.
We were shuttle bussed from our ship straight to the railway station at Picton where our train was waiting. We didn't book this tour through the ship so simply transferred our electronic ticket to a train ticket at the ticket booth with our carriage and...More
We did this tour from our Cruise ship. When arriving onto the platform for the 10:00 train it was all a bit chaotic. One individual gave out tickets but said sit where you want and that was an issue as not everyone heard him. So...More
A fantastic way to spend the day in Picton. The train has been restored and is very comfortable. The commentary given on the journey was very informative. The staff did a great job and were always ensuring everyones comfort and safety. The stop at Blenheim...More
Its a lovely old steam train but there is zero in the way of “tour guide”. It’s pretty much just pre booking a seat on the train. No signage as to where to go at Picton station, the allocated seating is a joke as some...More
Visited Picton on Thursday 17th May. Disappointed it wasn't running whilst we were in Picton, will make sure next time we plan our visit when it is.More
Date of experience: May 2018
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KDeborah13, Marketing Manager at Marlborough Flyer, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2018
Hello Michael, unfortunately we are a seasonal operational and the Steam Train is back in Wellington for annual maintenance - apologies for your disappointment.
Our next season begins in October, so hopefully we can welcome you on board another time. Safe travels and enjoy the...More
We did this steam train ride as a shore excursion from our cruise ship. It was a great little journey to Blenheim and return. We spent a lovely few hours in Blenheim and there was wine tasting on the return journey. Lovely scenery.
What a fun train ride on this old steam engine. My husband and I had not planed an excursion and were pleasantly surprised to discover the 1915 Marlborough Flyer. We enjoyed the trip to and from Blenheim. People took pictures along the way as the...More
At around 50 minutes each way, the trip from Picton to Blenheim and back is a nice balance of long enough to be able to enjoy the train without being boring. A glass of local wine included in the trip increased our enjoyment. The scenery...More
Response from KDeborah13 | Property representative |
For the inaugural season 2017/2018, the Marlborough Flyer will operate on cruise ship days and on nominated Super Sunday Specials only. For more information on the schedule, kindly see our website for schedule details.