Grandparents Day Special

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We are holding a special day for Grandparents and are offering half price entry for all Gold Card holders from 11am till 4pm.


We will have our biggest and smallest steam locomotives in action. One hauling an open wagon, the other hauling our heritage wooden carriages. Gates open at 11am and trains depart from the station in Reynolds Bach Drive (the road up to the tip) every 15 minutes approx. and travels over 1.5km of restored track that was once part of the main line from Wellington to Upper Hutt. Each trip takes around 15 minutes return. Parking is avaliable opposite the entrance to Silverstream Retreat. Entry tickets are valid all day so you can enjoy as many trips as you want through until the last train that leaves around 3:45pm. Refreshments are avaliable from our station shop.

*in the event of unfavorable weather, the small steam locomotive will be replaced by our vintage railcar.