Railcruising .com is the site of self drive electric cabs that go on the 1840 railtracks that were laid from Mamakau to the pink and white terraces in Rotorua before they blew up in the volcano. Mamakau is now a tiny settlement, reached from the road between Rotorua and Hamilton in the North Island of New Zealand . The line goes through native bush , and farmland, cuttings and a small forest for about half an hour before turning back . One person in the cab controls the brake ( cabs are for 4 max) and there is a walkiet alkie for emergencies Very satisfying rail noises as well !!. I enjoyed it , and there are plans for expansion if you look at the website . Take a good look at the large hut at the beginning in Mamakau -- you may recognise the Rangers Hut from Yogie Bear, , but copyright agreemantss ay that you won't . Up to you !! a very pleasant day out, very different form the usual in Rotorua, and I recomend it to everyone including families with children . At last something that you can sit down and enjoy without feeling you have to hurl yourself from a bridge !! Bring a camera for the line , no need for good walking shoes but also need some common sense. If it rains there are plastic side windows to roll up but could be cold in winter as no heating ( a cab on its own ) so bring jerseys / raincoats as you would anyway if weather not good. Mamakau is tiny so no cafe, two men run the outfit so very interesting to talk to , but look at the website for all info
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