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Mamaku Railway Station, 11 Kaponga Street, New Zealand, 3076 - View the map

RailCruising, for the first time, gives everyone the chance to experience the excitement of travelling along a real railway in their own train.

Travel a 19km return trip, through the beautiful Dansey Scenic Reserve on the Rotorua Railway in your own self-drive 4-seat RailCruiser. With stunning views out over Lake Rotorua and rolling farmland, the 360° views from your RailCruiser make this an experience not to be missed.

This is an extraordinary railway experience totally unique to New Zealand.

Mamaku Express RailCruising Excursion
The Mamaku Express RailCruising excursion operates between Mamaku and Tarukenga Railway Stations, a return journey of 19km taking 1½ hours including the pre-trip safety briefing. RailCruisers are released one at a time from Mamaku Railway Station, spaced at least 250 metres apart, so they travel together like a virtual train towards Tarukenga Railway Station.

On reaching Tarukenga Station, and once the last RailCruiser has arrived, the RailCruisers are turned and readied for the return journey back to Mamaku.

RailCruiser V3000 Hybrid
The RailCruiser V3000 is the world's first fully-automated, state of the art petrol-electric 4-seater self-drive rail vehicle. RailCruisers have comfortable seats with unobstructed views, come with on-board commentary, are fitted with clear drop-down waterproof sides and even have on-board heating.

Located 20 minutes north of Rotorua, off State Highway 5, RailCruising is open every day except Christmas Day.

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+64 7 362 8460

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