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Awakeri Rail Adventures

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1055 State Highway 2 | Awakeri, Whakatane 3193, New Zealand
6480053747245
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best day so far!

family of 6 with kids aged 2,4,6 and 9 and every single one of us enjoyed ourselves! the chickens... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
nicolamalcolm7
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Awesome trip

On a beautiful fine winters day this was a scenic, informative, laidback and entertaining trip. We... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lynne G
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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WE ARE OPEN 8 AM - 5.30 PM SEVEN DAYS PER WEEK Welcome to Awakeri Rail Adventures in sunny Whakatane. Travel along a piece of New Zealand's rich rail history and experience the natural beauty of New Zealand from the comfort of your own self driven rail cart cleverly adapted to be driven along the rail tracks.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1055 State Highway 2 | Awakeri, Whakatane 3193, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

family of 6 with kids aged 2,4,6 and 9 and every single one of us enjoyed ourselves! the chickens, bush walk and a hot milo were perfect! Paul was just fantastic, great with the kids and taught us a few cool facts! we will be...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a beautiful fine winters day this was a scenic, informative, laidback and entertaining trip. We were the only two people on this trip and had a great kiwi experience type trip. highly recommend it.

Thank Lynne G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was fun to take the wheel and ride our own carts, loved the chicken run! Would definitely advise doing the whole tour as there is so much to see, do and learn.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awakeri rail is a fun family friendly trip through beautiful landscape. With stops along the way you get to stretch your legs. Tea and coffee in the middle helps keep you focused. It was a fun and beautiful ride and with the option of night...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great way to spend a fun afternoon. We did the chicken ride to the hungry, and friendly, chooks. The railroad owner, Paul, was very personable and explained the safety features before our ride. Lovely hour spent riding the rails with family.

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Reviewed 12 July 2018

we took the two grandchildren on the rail trail. the weather was bright and sunny but cold, ideal for an afternoon on the rail carts. It was a full quota today with 6 carts travelling to the far end of the track. we saw chickens,...More

Thank 155richard81
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Great outing - both for enthusiasts of railways, and families. Good experience of nature, and our guide was knowledgeable, and made it interesting and fun.

Thank IMJ45
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful time on our Awakeri Rail Adventure. We cuddled chickens, took a hike through the beautiful native bush and stopped to spend time with some horses. You will not be disappointed! It was fun, educational and well worth it. We are all...More

Thank Mary W
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

2 couples went on the 12.30pm rail cart snack run. While we thought it was going to be fun we never expected to be so amazed by the friendliness of the 2 guides (Ron and Cliff) and just how much fun it is to ride...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2018

We travelled on the Awakeri Rail Adventure on a bleak winters afternoon and had an awesome time. Ron, our host gave us all a briefing in the office before getting into our golf carts. Cliff, the driver of the lead vehicle and turntable operator, welcomed...More

1  Thank trevor m
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Michelle D
1 April 2017|
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Response from Awakerirail | Property representative |
Hi Michelle. There are several rides and prices for each vary .. please visit our web site or call us on 0800 53747245 for details..Thanks!
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herdmort
17 December 2016|
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Response from Awakerirail | Property representative |
Hi we have 3 , 4 and 2 seat carts.
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