Enjoy a Discounted Self-Drive Awakeri Rail Adventure – Fun For Everyone!

Enjoy a 10% discount through Awakeri Rail Adventures, based in Whakatāne.

A true-blue Kiwi experience, join a fantastic small-group tour as you self-drive yourself along what was once a working railroad.

Old folks passing by an old and wooden shed of Caulfields Crossing while driving a rail car.

Book with Awakeri Rail Adventures & save 10% using the promo code NZTT.

Travel along a piece of New Zealand’s rich rail history and experience the natural beauty and adventure from the comfort of a rail cart, cleverly adapted to be self-driven along what were once fully-operational rail tracks.

All of their rail cars are fully self-driven, meaning you’ll be in complete control of your vehicle. Stop anywhere you like for photos and enjoy taking in the scenery at your own pace.

Your adventure starts from Awakeri (just outside of Whakatāne), travelling at a leisurely 25 kilometres per hour with family and friends along this historic railway line. With 4 bridges, numerous cuttings and bush scenes along the track, this is a uniquely Kiwi activity!

Perfect for the whole family – from little ones (who will love the chicken run), to more mature travellers – this is fantastic fun for everyone.

Choose from a number of rail cart options.

We recommend the bush walk and snack run. This 2.5-hour trip includes a beautiful bush walk, track-side snack and farm animal feeding. The bushwalk is gentle and those with mobility limitations can easily be catered to.

Or, if you’d prefer, the chicken run is especially good for young families. Feeding the ducks and the geese is a real highlight in addition to the train cart ride.

Book with Awakeri Rail Adventures next time you’re in Whakatāne!

Two rail cars passing on the railway that leads to hiddne mountains.

Please note: Our discounts are for our readers and members. If you read our blog but are not yet in the New Zealand Travel Tips Facebook group, please join – it’s free and is an amazing resource. Operators may ask you to show the Facebook group on your phone when you check in. Or, if you’re not on Facebook, be ready to explain that you read NZTT online. By booking through us, you will enjoy a discount while supporting NZTT – thank you!

Book with Awakeri Rail Adventures & save 10% using the promo code NZTT.

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