Railway and Tramway attractions in New Zealand

New Zealand has a wide range of railway and tramway attractions to visit and enjoy. Step back in time and travel by steam hauled train through some of the world's best landscapes, tour down-town areas by heritage tram, stay overnight in a heritage railway station, or visit a museum full of restored rail vehicles and interactive exhibits - these are among some of the many attractions on offer.

Look through the range of attractions by region:

Northland

8km Website:
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, School Holidays
Heritage railway, Steam locomotives
12km Website:
Daily
Rail cart
1km Website:
Once a month
Heritage diesel locomotives, Heritage railway, Steam locomotives

Auckland

6km Website:
Refer schedule
Heritage diesel locomotives, Heritage railway, Steam locomotives
Website:
Saturday, Sunday
Museum
Website:
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Train excursions
1km Website:
Daily
Heritage diesel locomotives, Heritage railway, Steam locomotives
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3km
Daily
Heritage tramway
Website:
Saturday, Sunday, School Holidays
Narrow gauge

Waikato/Coromandel

4km Website:
Once a month
Heritage railway, Steam locomotives
4km Website:
Daily
Narrow gauge, Tourist train trips
8km Website:
Daily
Heritage diesel locomotives, Heritage railway, Steam locomotives
2km Website:
Wednesday, Sunday, Public Holidays
Museum, Narrow gauge

Taupo/Bay of Plenty

9km Website:
Daily
Rail cart
Website:
Public Holidays, Weekends
Heritage diesel locomotives, Narrow gauge

Taranaki

5km Website:
Refer schedule
Heritage diesel locomotives, Heritage railway

East Cape/Hawkes Bay

Website:
Daily
Museum
20km Website:
Refer schedule
Steam locomotives, Tourist train trips
Website:
Daily
Homestay, Museum

Manawatu

Website:
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Train excursions
Website:
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Train excursions

Wairarapa

Website:
Daily
Museum
Website:
Sunday
Museum

Wellington

Website:
Refer schedule
Steam locomotives, Train excursions
Website:
Weekends
Museum
1km Website:
Once a month
Heritage diesel locomotives, Heritage railway, Museum, Steam locomotives
1km Website:
Twice a month
Heritage diesel locomotives, Heritage railway, Museum, Steam locomotives
Website:
Refer schedule
Heritage diesel locomotives, Steam locomotives, Tourist train trips, Train excursions
2km Website:
Saturday, Sunday, School Holidays, Public Holidays
Heritage tramway, Museum

Nelson/Marlborough

5km Website:
Twice a month, Refer schedule
Narrow gauge
2km Website:
Twice a month
Heritage diesel locomotives, Heritage railway, Steam locomotives

Canterbury

3km Website:
Twice a month, Refer schedule
Heritage railway, Museum, Steam locomotives
1km Website:
Daily, Refer schedule
Heritage diesel locomotives, Heritage railway, Museum, Steam locomotives
1km Website:
Once a month
Heritage diesel locomotives, Heritage tramway, Museum, Steam locomotives
8km Website:
Daily
Heritage tramway, Tourist train trips
Website:
Daily
Museum
2km Website:
Refer schedule
Heritage diesel locomotives, Heritage railway, Museum, Steam locomotives
1km Website:
Saturday, Sunday, School Holidays, Public Holidays
Heritage tramway, Museum
13km Website:
Twice a month, Refer schedule
Heritage railway, Steam locomotives

Otago

55km Website:
Daily
Heritage diesel locomotives, Tourist train trips, Train excursions
2km Website:
Sunday
Heritage diesel locomotives, Heritage railway, Steam locomotives
Website:
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Train excursions
1km Website:
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Heritage diesel locomotives, Heritage railway, Steam locomotives

Southland

1km Website:
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Museum