Steam Train Tour of the South Island

This was the first steam drawn passenger train to travel the Greymouth to Westport since 1993 and 1994 respectively. The West Coasters were very excited at the prospect of having us visit. WAB 794 pulled our 4 restored carriages this 13-day rail trip. Consequently, seats were limited.

When: Monday, 12th April 2010 - Saturday, 24th April 2010 From Feilding to Westport and return.

  • Day One Feilding to Picton
  • Day two Picton to Christchurch
  • Day Three Visit to Weka Pass Railway
  • Day Four Free Day in Christchurch
  • Day Five Christchurch to Greymouth
  • Day Six Greymouth to Hokitika by train then to Franz Joseph by bus.
  • Day Seven Bus from Franz Joseph to Shantytown and then Greymouth
  • Day Eight Greymouth to Westport, return by bus.
  • Day Nine Bus to rejoin train at Reefton then train to Greymouth.
  • Day Ten Greymouth to Christchurch
  • Day Eleven Free Day
  • Day Twelve Christchurch to Picton
  • Day Thirteen Picton to Feilding

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    Photo's Taken By Nick Stoneman, David Maciulaitis & Steven Russell

    Click here to veiw the acticle from the Feilding Herald

    Click here to veiw the acticle from the Manawatu Standard

    Click here to veiw the acticle from the Marlborough Express