Kāpiti Family Express lets off steam

Bring the family to ride on our Kāpiti Family Express to experience the nostalgia of travelling on a real heritage steam train.

On Sunday 11th June Steam Incorporated will be offering rides between Paraparaumu and Paekākāariki. The round trip will take just under one hour.

Departs Paraparaumu at:


10.40am (limited seats left)




Report 10 minutes prior to departure.

Also option of starting and finishing at Paekākāariki. Available departures are 10am, 11am(limited seats left), 12noon, 1.30pm & 2.30pm

Two of our coal fired steam locomotives will be used to haul the train. Ja1271 in one direction and Ab608 “Passchendaele” in the other. All trains will be using our fleet of red heritage carriages, many with open end balconies.

Return fares are $20Adult and $10 Child. A special Family fare of $50 (2A & 2C) is also available.

Tickets available from the Paraparaumu i-SITE. Prior ticket purchase recommended.