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Discover the Taranaki end of the abandoned Stratford Okahukura Railway Line on our new half day RailCart tour. Learn about the line's rich history as the landscape slowly changes from gentle rolling plains to rugged hill-country. Keep an eye out for the Tui & Wood Pigeons and many other native birds found along the line.

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Trip details

$400 Family Special 
(based on 2 adults & 2 children aged 15 & under, $75 each extra child)

Time : 
Depart from Douglas (15 minutes east of Stratford) at 8:30am. Return back to Douglas by 12:30pm

The Adventure:
Starting at Douglas, in the heart of the lush Taranaki pasture land, travel by RailCart towards the rugged hill-country further inland, enjoying a light morning tea at Te Wera before returning on the line back to Douglas.

If you have a group of 6 or more and would like a day other than what is shown as available - please give us a call on 0800 724 522 78.  

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Important information

Included in your day:
Morning tea, & your RailCart journey.

What to bring:

In this region the weather is changeable and it’s best to prepare for all conditions no matter the season.  Layered clothing with a good wind/rain jacket or shell is ideal. The RailCarts have plastic side-curtains that provide reasonable rain protection. 

We suggest the following should be taken with you on the RailCart:

  • Sunglasses, Camera, Binoculars
  • Water and extra snacks if required
  • Warm thermal/merino clothing, including hat, scarf and gloves
  • Sturdy footwear (no jandals) with warm socks
  • Warm windproof jacket with hood even in fine weather
  • 100% Rainproof coat and over-trousers if rain is predicted

Te Wera

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