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The Chateau Tongariro and Sky Waka Rail Excursion 2020

The Chateau Tongariro and Sky Waka Rail Excursion 2020

Date: 16/02/20
Time: 8:00 am - 8:45 pm
Location: Feilding Railway Station

Join us on a our The Chateau Tongariro and Sky Waka Rail Excursion 2020 to the Château Tongariro or the Sky Waka gondola.  The train will be hauled by a KiwiRail diesel locomotive.

Chateau Tongariro

Enjoy the rugged landscapes of the Rangitikei as your journey takes you over majestic viaducts and our locomotive hurries through tunnels on its way to the agribusiness centre that is Taihape township.
Overlander on viaduct
Leaving Taihape we climb to the volcanic plateau. Passing Waiouru and Ohakune our locomotive speeds on towards National Park.
For those of you that have chosen the Sky Waka gondola you will be transported up the Bruce Road by bus to the Sky Waka.  The bus will stop at the main gate and there is an approx 100 metre walk to the Skywaka terminal.  You will ride through the sky on the largest gondola in the country.  Journey over waterfalls and ancient lava flows and take in the majestic scenery of Mt Ruapehu and its neighbouring volcanoes, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro.  If you have a walking impairment it is advised not to attempt the Skywaka.

The Knoll Ridge Chalet is at the top ofthe Sky Waka gondola. The multi-storey eatery features something for everyone, from a quick grab and go snack to a brand new menu of contemporary cuisine, all overlooking the wonder that is Tongariro National Park. All menus feature high-quality local produce, including venison and lamb from Omori, carrots from Horopito and grass-fed Angus beef from Ohakune.

For those of you that have chosen the Château you will be transported by bus up to the Château for a three course meal including tea and coffee. Any liquid refreshments that you may desire are extra.



Leek potato and truffle (GF)
Roasted tomato vegetable and barley
Bread rolls


Salad bar (GF)
Marinated vegetables, lettuce, selection of dressings
Shrimp and avocado salad (GF)
Mixed greens and a spicy cocktail sauce
Mediterranean Chickpea salad (GF)
Grilled vegetables with a mint, cumin and yoghurt dressing
Caesar salad (GF)
New Zealand cheese (GF)
Smoked cheddar, edam and camembert, quince paste, nuts, dried apricot, crackers

Hot line

Lyonnaise potatoes
Onion, garlic, herbs (V,DF)
Carrots, beets and parsnips
Honey gastrique and toasted walnuts (GF,V,DF)
Cauliflower and broccoli morney
Black truffle (V)
Baked NZ Hoki
Green beans, lime and horopito butter sauce (GF)
Grilled chicken breast
Spinach, mushroom and red wine sauce (GF)
Roasted rump of beef
Buttercup pumpkin, kale and peppercorn sauce (GF)

Carving station

Rolled pork leg (GF)
Mustard, gravy, apple sauce


Mixed fruit salad (GF)
Apple peach and pecan cobbler
Maple and vanilla custard cream
Rolled pavlova (GF)
Passion fruit and berry compote
Chocolate / banana / carrot cakes
Chocolate / banana / carrot cakes
Ice cream station cones and lolly bar
Tea and coffee (GF)


No BYO.  This train will be licensed.

Below is the list of what food is available for sale in the buffet car. If you have any questions or need assistance please ask your car steward.
All items are subject to availability and change.

Coffee, tea, hot chocolate $2.00
Flat whit coffee (sachet) $3.00
Iced coffee, chocolate $3.00
Bottle water $2.00
Coke, coke zero, sprite, sprite zero $2.00
Ginger beer, ginger ale $2.00
Juice $2.00

Sandwiches $4.00
Bacon and Egg slice $3.00
Pies $3.00
Muffins $2.00
Slices $3.00
Chippies $2.00

DB Citrus Export Low alcohol 2% $5.00
Export Gold 4% $5.00
Tui Pale Ale 4% $5.00
Speights Mild 2.5% $5.00
Heineken 5% $7.00
Gin and Tonic $7.00
Woodstock Bourbon and Cola $7.00
Vodka Cruiser $7.00
Vodka Mudshake $7.00
White wine – Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris $7.00
Red wine – Merlot, Pinot Noir $7.00
Sparkling – Lindauer, Rose $7.00

All of the above items are subject to availability and change.
PLEASE NOTE: – Time of this service will be announced (approximately 11am). Alcohol must NOT to be taken off the train.

SOUVENIRS: Please listen to the announcements as to when and where the souvenirs will be available for sale.

For those who may find the tundra landscape more interesting our train will be stationed at National Park for over four hours with the National Park township a kilometre walk away.

When Sunday 16th February 2020
Depart Feilding 8.00 am
Depart Marton 8.35 am
Arrive National Park  12.00 pm
Depart National Park:  4.30 pm
Arrive Marton 8.10 pm
Arrive Feilding 8.40 pm

This is a diesel hauled train.

The Marton railway station is at the end of Station Road East, off Wellington Street which is the main road in Marton. There is very limited but adequate parking at the station as KiwiRail have blocked vehicle access to the platform. There is no security at any railway stations, so ensure there is nothing of interest to thieves in your car. This link might help to find the Marton Railway Station

For additional information Phone  06 3235444  or email Rod@steamrail.org.nz

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If you are unable to book online, drop into the Palmerston North, Woodville, Masterton, Whanganui, Hawera or Stratford i-SITEs or Dannevirke, Feilding Info Centres. They can book you there, but an additional booking fee applies.

Once you book you will get an automatic reply.  If you do not get a reply within an hour check your SPAM folder and then rebook.

Tickets will be Emailed the Friday before the trip.  Make sure your email address is correctly entered.


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