All Aboard the Kāpiti Family Express

Everyone loves the old Steam Trains and Kāpiti has several which have been stunningly restored to their former glory by Steam Incorporated.

Another opportunity is presented to get up close and bring the family to ride on the Kāpiti Family Express to experience the nostalgia of travelling on a real heritage steam train.

On Sunday 10th June there will be offered rides between Paraparaumu and Paekākāariki. The round trip will take just under one hour.

Departs Paraparaumu at:







Report 10 minutes prior to departure.

Two of the 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 the fleet of red heritage carriages, many with open end balconies.

Return fares are $22 Adult and $11 Child. A special Family fare of $55 (2A & 2C) is also available.

Child fare is under 13. No charge for infants under 2 sitting on an adults lap.

Tickets available from the Paraparaumu i-SITE. Prior ticket purchase recommended. Phone 04 298 8195.

If you do not live locally book by phone and collect on the day. I-SITE is near the Paraparaumu Railway Station.

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