Waitara Railway Preservation Society


Choose between an open carriage or a carriage with tables. Then you will experience a one hour journey
through countryside that you miss if you travel by road.

The railway line was the first in Taranaki and runs between New Plymouth and Waitara. While on the train, be sure to talk to the staff about the rolling stock and the history of the railway. The train is also available for private charters in summer and winter. Call to enquire today.

Contact Details

Physical Address

Waitara, beside the New World Supermarket on Queen Street

Operating Hours

Summer hours – 11am, 1.30pm on first and third Sunday of the month. Winter hours – private charters only.