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“Great family outing”
Review of Weka Pass Railway

Weka Pass Railway
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Waipara Wine Trail Tour from Christchurch
Ranked #5 of 10 things to do in Waipara
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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284 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Great family outing”
Reviewed March 2, 2014

We enjoyed our ride on the weka pass railway most enjoyable day out for young and old. Very authentic experience from well maintained carriages to stations containing loads of informations from another era. The scenery is truly stunning with loads of photo opportunities. The only negative is the time spent in Waikari we felt our lunch was rushed. With a longer lunch stop the local eateries could be in for a winner and a booming business on the selected days when the train is in town.

Visited March 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A very pleasant outing...”
Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

Really nice people there. Great fun for our two young train enthusiasts and so nice to sit back and enjoy the rural scenery.

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New Brighton North, New Zealand
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37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“fantastic ride”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

The ride was fantastic, they stopped half way to the end for a photo opportunity on the way to Waikari. They volunteers were very knowledgeable about the train and the history of the line. Loved every minute of it.

Visited January 2013
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Weka Pass Railway”
Reviewed August 14, 2012

Wow! This was a blast down the line in a very well maintained "historic" and eclectic mix of carriages from open air to first class and loads in between. The staff were fantastic and the whole experience was excellent. Highly recomend this method of seeing some amazing country side.

Visited July 2012
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Raglan, New Zealand
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Award winning steam train experience”
Reviewed June 10, 2012

I don't think the kids could have been more excited about going for a ride on a real stream train. Our favourite part being the open air carriages. The train stops so those wanting to can get off and take a photo of the train in "action". The train runs the 1st & 3rd sunday of each month.
If possible I suggest you do what we did and send one parent on the train while the other drives to meet it in Waikari. The reason why is the food choices in Waikari are limited. We then drove to Hurunui Village about 7min further north. The food is great and it is family friendly. The day we went was glorious. Read my review. After being well fed we drove back to Waikari and caught the return trip to Waipara.

Visited June 2012
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