Weka Pass Railway, Waipara

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The Weka Pass Railway is a New Zealand heritage railway based in Waipara, North Canterbury. It is operated on a 12.8 km length of the former Waiau Branch railway between Waipara and Waikari. The railway is operated by an incorporated society whose members come from all walks of life and are largely resident in the city of Christchurch, 60 km to the south. The railway began carrying passengers in 1984 and is now well established locally and nationally.
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  • Came across this great heritage railway quite by chance. What a find, a real step back in time, well worth a visit, A highlight of our trip.  more »
  • The ticket salesman was about as drab, lifeless, uninterested and useless as a goldfish. Lots of overprotective mothers with poorly socialised kids running around. The beautiful scenery however...  more »
  • I was pleasantly surprised by this attraction. We hopped on a train where you can choose either an open air car or an enclosed car. It’s about a 40 minute ride to the winery. (Torlesse wines). They...  more »
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  • Absolutely loved the travel with old steam train. Our boys had a blast and while it doesn't have much to do in the train or at the destination, nor do we have enough time there anyway. But the whole journey, taking time slowly and just enjoying the scenery. It was a great experience. Something to consider for a little family excursion.
  • This was an amazing experience. About 50 friends boarded the vintage steam train. Our friends got married and we then steam back to the station. What a cool experience. 10 out if can 10 It's all run by volunteers grab your friends and kids and have a blast.
  • A great day out. Our kids loved the open air carriage and ice cream in Waikari.
  • A great ride from Glenmark Station, Waipara to Waikari. Through farmland, past vineyards. Through incredible limestone cuttings. Helpful, friendly people. Preserving a piece of New Zealand's history.
  • What a happy man I had after a ride on it

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