Steam train excursion from Gisborne to Muriwai and return. The excursion includes a 30 mins picnic/photo break at Muriwai where there is a grass area with plenty of room for a picnic etc. So bring along your goodies - hot water is available in the Buffet carriage.
The excursion travels across the longest railway bridge in the North Island and is the only train in the world to cross the main runway of a fully operational airport. It has been known for Air New Zealand aircraft to wait on the runway for the train to cross ahead of the aircraft - great viewing for both aircraft and train passengers!
You can choose to travel in an authentic 1936 passenger carriage with flip-over "reverse the direction of travel" seating or in one of the GCVR purpose-built (heat-pump) air-conditioned passenger carriages complete with viewing platforms.
Tickets can be purchased from the i-Site Gisborne Information Centre in Grey Street. Please note that half an hour before the designated departure, any remaining tickets are sold at the Gisborne Railway Station ticket office where we have EFTPOS, which also is available on the Train.
Further information is available at the Gisborne City Vintage Railway website.
Feel free to visit the workshops on Thursday and Saturday mornings - open from 9am to noon (access from Awapuni Road).
Sorry, but GCVR reserves the right to use a veteran diesel engine instead of the steam engine for operational reasons at any time.