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“A wonderful rainy day in rotorua”
Review of Railcruising

Railcruising
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Mamaku
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Experience the unique joy of traveling along a railway line in your own powered self-drive railway vehicle, called a RailCruiser. The RailCruiser is a fully automated, state of the art petrol-electric four seat self-drive railway vehicle, with comfortable seats and unobstructed views. It is fitted with clear drop down waterproof sides. Departing from Mamaku Railway Station travel 10km through a majestic 1000 year old native forest, past rolling pastures with views out over Lake Rotorua to Tarukenga Railway Station. After a short break at Tarukenga whilst the RailCruisers are turned, you return in your RailCruiser back to Mamaku. Cruising along at 20km/hr, you can listen to the audio tour. This is the ultimate way to experience a railway.
Reviewed May 5, 2013

This is NZ ingenuity and number 8 wire thinking at its best!!! Well done guys and I hope you prosper.

Despite the rain it was a lovey and unique way to see some NZ bush , forest and farmland.

The staff were very friendly and when out of their to make us feel welcome and at ease. For those that may not be able to walk far and yet still wont to get a view of our might Rimu go and enjoy.

We will be back!!

Thank teresa s
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

This is one of the most novel uses of disused railway lines, a great deal of time, money and research has gone into this attraction. The only improvement would be to have the speakers for the commentary placed a little higher for those of us who are now getting a little hard of hearing.

1  Thank Swannie47
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

This was a great experience. Hard to describe but basically you are in a state of the art 'pod' that follows the route of the railway line through native bush and past a marae, sheep, deer and more. Great commentary, fantastic service, very interesting and unique experience and a way to experience the natural beauty of Rotorua.
You can pull down the sides and turn the heater on, but best to bring a jumper.
We recommend packing a bottle of wine and a cheese board. Mmmm.

1  Thank Jager_Cat
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

A very enjoyable and worthwhile activity for every rail enthusiast. The proprietors were extremely helpful and the commentary really brought the history of this iconic railway to life. Price was fair considering duration of the trip. Hope it can eventually go right down to Rotorua.

Thank Louise and Phil... S
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

The staff (or owners) made this event great - what a lot of work they have put into the railway - that we can appreciate. An expensive activity but ok - kids found it ok not too bored with it!! Don't know if I would like to do it with active little kids though. We done guys on all your hard work!!! We have done this and would not do it again - however if the track was extended - well maybe!!!

Thank Deb W
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