Took a group of seniors railcruising in the Mamaku's last week and everyone really enjoyed it. The scenery includes beautiful NZ native bush (Dansey Reserve) with Rimu, Kahikatea & punga ferns along each side of the track. The view back to Rotorua and the lake is great, and we were lucky to have a fine day with good visibility. The commentary in the cruiser cab informs you about the district, the rail & the history of the area. The line is the second steepest railway in NZ. Neil & his partners do a great job - they even organised a lunch for my group which we had at the station afterwards. The station is a new building, log cabin style, and while there is no on-site caterer, there is room to sit and have your lunch if you bring it with you. There are toilets also. With rail dying out in NZ, it is wonderful to see Neil & co giving people a chance to experience a rail journey with a difference. Do take some warm clothing tho' as you are going through cuttings where the sun doesn't penetrate, so it can be quite cool. A most enjoyable experience, and can recommend it to other touring groups. There are 10 railcruisers, so 40 people can be catered for at ony one time. Thank you Neil and team!