Our Team


 

 

 

Neil Oppatt - Owner & Rail Guide 

  • Rail Riders Ltd - Railway General Manager

Neil as Railway General Manager has ultimate responsibility for the safe operation of the Rotorua Railpark. Neil manages new product development and marketing. Neil can also be found helping out as a Rail Guide from time to time.

 

 Jane Oppatt - Owner & Rail Guide

  • Rotorua Railpark - Operations Manager

Jane manages daily Rotorua Railpark operations, including staff, bookings and accounts. Jane also works as a Rail Guide when needed.


Bryan Zajonskowski - Track Manager 

 

Bryan is responsible for the safe operating condition of the Rotorua Railway track.

Kierin Oppatt - Rail Guide


Kierin is another one of the original Rail Guides working on the Rotorua Railway.


 

Jessie Oppatt - Rail Guide

Jesse is another one of the original Rail Guides working on the Rotorua Railway.

Vern Schaffer - Rail Guide

  • Railway Vehicle Maintenance Manager

Vern in addition to being a Rail Guide is responsible for the ensuring that all railway vehicles are in a safe state to be working on the railway. Vern is responsible for the ongoing required hourly maintenance checks on all Rail Riders railway vehicles.

Collette Dodge - Rail Guide

  • Track Maintenance Manager

Collette in addition to being a Rail Guide is responsible for keeping the Rotorua Railway track in order. Collette is responsible for twice yearly track spraying and vegetation clearance. She also ensures that culverts and drains are kept cleared and identified track work is completed.


 

Heather Fargher - Rail Guide

 

Heather is the latest Rail Guide to join the team. Heather has previously work with a horse trekking tourist business.