Around the Block 1 – To Wellington 2023
|Time:||8:20 am - 7:30 pm|
|Location:||Feilding Railway Station|
Join us on Saturday 18th March 2023 on a diesel-hauled excursion ‘around the block’, from Feilding via the Wairarapa to Wellington, returning to Feilding via the Main Trunk.
Our journey starts at Feilding and our first stop is at Palmerston North before travelling through the magnificent Manawatu Gorge.
At Woodville we turn on the balloon loop and head out onto the open plains of northern Wairarapa. Passing the Fonterra dairy milk plant at Pahiatua we proceed to Eketahuna for a short stop.
Watch as the windmill turbines turn lazily in the sun as our carriages head towards Masterton. We pass Carterton and Greytown, then we enter the famous Rimutaka Tunnel. Emerging at Maymorn we proceed through Upper Hutt and the Hutt Valley and on to Wellington for an hour and a half.
Then it’s “All Aboard” as our train speeds past the western suburbs of Porirua and on to Paraparaumu. From Otaki we gallop through the Horowhenua and back to Palmerston North and finally Feilding.
Our train will be licensed, allowing you a glass or wine or beer on the return journey. No BYO. We will also have a small range of food for sale on the train.
ON BOARD MENU
Food and drinks are available in the Buffet Car.
Eftpos is not available
Items may change, depending on availability. If you have any questions or need assistance,
please ask your Car Steward.
Coffee, tea, hot chocolate $2.00
Flat white, cappuccino, mocha (sachet) $3.00
Nippy’s iced chocolate / coffee $3.00
Coke, coke no sugar, sprite, sprite no sugar $2.00
Bottled water $2.00
Ginger beer, ginger ale $2.00
Sandwich & ‘soup of the trip $6.00
‘soup of the trip’& crackers $3.00
Bacon & egg slice $4.00
Chocolate bar $2.00
The time of this service will be announced (11am)
Alcohol MUST NOT be taken off the train.
Items may change, depending on availability.
Apple Cider 4% $5.00
DB Draught 4% $5.00
DB Export Citrus Low Alcohol (2%) $5.00
DB Export Gold (4%) $5.00
Tui (4%) $5.00
Steinlager Pure Light (2.5%) $5.00
Heineken (5%) $7.00
Gin and Tonic $7.00
Vodka Cruiser $7.00
White Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris $7.00
Red Merlot, Pinot Noir $7.00
Sparkling Lindauer, Rosé $7.00
All of the above items are subject to availability and change.
PLEASE NOTE: – Time of this service will be announced at 11am. Alcohol must NOT to be taken off the train. No BYO.
SOUVENIRS: Please listen to the announcements as to when and where the souvenirs will be available for sale.
The trip will be hauled by a KiwiRail diesel locomotive.
|When||Saturday 18th March 2023|
|Depart Feilding||8.20 am|
|Depart Palmerston North||9.25 am|
|Woodville||10.40 am – Turn on the balloon loop|
|Arrive Wellington||2.45 pm|
|Depart Wellington:||4.30 pm|
|Arrive Palmerston North||6.55 pm|
|Arrive Feilding||7.30 pm|
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 Woodville, Masterton, Wanganui, Hawera, Stratford’s i-SITEs or Dannevirke, Feilding ‘s Info Centres and they can book you there. An additional booking fee applies.
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