Mamaku Express Rail Cruising Experience

This is a magical railway experience not to be missed.

Travel through the beautiful Dansey Scenic Reserve on the steep 1:35 gradient railway in your own self-drive RailCruiser between Mamaku and Tarukenga return. With stunning lake views and rolling farmland, the 360° views from your RailCruiser makes this trip the ultimate railway experience.

Bookings are essential - please Book Now or Freephone 0800 72 45 74


1.5 hours

Track Distance:

19km return

Summer Departures:
From 1 November to 31 April

Daily at: 11:00am, 1:00pm & 3:00pm

By special request for groups of 8 or
more people we have departures in
summer at 9.00am and 5.00pm.

Email Us or telephone 0800 72 45 74.

Winter Departures:
From 1 May to 31 October

Daily at: 11:00am & 1:00pm

Departure Location:

Mamaku Railway Station. Kaponga Street, Mamaku, (19km north of Rotorua, 20 minutes) See map

The RailCruising prices below are for you to meet us at Mamaku Railway Station.

Rail Cruising Seating Capacity:

Each RailCruiser can carry up to 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children, or 2 adults and 3 smaller sized children.
Note: Only your group members will share your RailCruiser.

What to Bring:

Warm clothing, windbreaker and camera. RailCruises are designed for all weather use with drop down sides

Pickup from Rotorua:

Transport from your Rotorua accommodation  to Mamaku Railway Station and return can be arranged at an extra cost.

Transport Cost:

$30.00 per person.



$76.00 per adult 

Adult : 4 or more adults booked

$68.00 per adult 

Senior: 65 years +

$64.00 per senior

 Children: 6 - 16 years

$38.00 per child 

 Infants: 0 - 5yrs  


 Family: 2 adults and up to 3 children

$190.00  per family

Group Booking: Please contact us for group pricing

Contact Us

Bookings are essential - please Book Now or Freephone 0800 72 45 74