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.


1.5 hours

Track Distance

19km return

Seating Capacity

Each RailCruiser can carry up to 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2-3 children (depending on size/age of 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. Each RailCruiser has blankets on board should you need them.


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

If you require transport from Rotorua, we can arrange to have you picked up from your Rotorua accommodation, transported to Mamaku Railway Station and returned after your excursion on the railway.

The cost for transport from Rotorua to Mamaku return is an additional $30 per person.

  • Adult

    16-65 years

  • Adult

    4 adults or more booking

  • Senior

    65+ years

  • Children

    6-16 years

  • Infants

    0-5 years

  • Family

    Per family, 2 adults and up to 3 children


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    Your Trip

    11am1pm3pm (1 Nov - 31 Apr only)

    Please note that there are also departures in summer (Nov-Apr) at 9am and 5pm available by special request for groups of 8 or more passengers – please contact us for more information.

    Do you require transportation from Rotorua to Mamaku Railway Station and return?