28 Gladstone Street, Feilding New Zealand
06 323 5444

Mid Winter Christmas Dinner Express to Masterton 2021

Mid Winter Christmas Dinner Express to Masterton 2021

Date: 20/06/21
Time: 7:45 am - 8:15 pm
Location: Feilding Railway Station




Mid Winter Christmas Dinner

Departing Feilding and Palmerston North we then meander through the Manawatu Gorge, with all its spectacular scenery, to Woodville.

Leaving Woodville we make a right hand turn that takes us to Pahiatua and past the Fonterra Dairy factory and on to the
Pahiatua railway station. We travel on to Eketahuna and into northern Wairarapa, running through Mauriceville and entering the
Wairarapa wine country.


Copthorne Hotel

Arriving at the From Masterton railway station you will be bused to the fabulous  Copthorne Hotel where the dining room awaits, festooned with Christmas decorations, Christmas trees and Christmas music. You will almost be looking for Santa himself!

From the time of your arrival you will be able to take advantage of the comprehensive bar or indulge in wine tastings available at the stands of several winemakers who will show you what winemaking is all about.


Buffet Lunch opens at 1pm

Fresh soup with bread rolls

Main Course
From the carvery
Roast rump of beef with mustard herb crust, horseradish sauce and yorkshire pudding.

Honey glazed baked ham on the bone with crushed pineapple and just

Hot Vegetables
Oven roasted potatos with thyme and garlic,  roasted pumpkin and kumara, steamed garden carrots and French beans, steamed cauliflower and broccoli mornay.

Potato salad with red onion, dijon mustard and crème fraiche, mixed lettuce salad.

Kiwifruit pavlova and cream, fresh fruit salad, steamed Christmas pudding with brandy custard, sherry trifle.

Tea and coffee available with mini Christmas mince pies.

At 3.30 pm you will board your bus for return to the Masterton railway station where the train will be waiting to return you to Palmerston North and Feilding. This will be a licensed train and you will be able to purchase drinks on the way home.

This train is hauled by a KiwiRail diesel locomotive.

Photography by Michelle Thompson


Food and drinks are available in the Buffet Car.
Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Water and Cookies are available at the opposite end of the train
to the Buffet Car during the early part of the trip. Check with your Car Steward.
Cash is preferred as Eftpos is not always available

Items may change, depending on availability. If you have any questions or need assistance,
please ask your Car Steward.


Sandwiches $4.00
Bacon and Egg Slice $3.00
Muffins $2.00
Slices $3.00
Chippies $2.00
Cookies $3.00
Chocolate Bars $2.00
Cheese/Crackers $3.00
DRINKS Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate $2.00
Flat White (Sachet) $3.00
Cappuccino (Sachet) $3.00
Nippy’s Iced Chocolate $3.00
Nippy”s Iced Coffee $3.00
Coke, Coke No Sugar, Sprite, Sprite No Sugar $2.00
Bottled Water $2.00
Ginger Beer, Ginger Ale $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
Woodstock $7.00
Vodka Cruiser $7.00
Mudshake $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: Sunday 20th June 2021
Departs Feilding: 8.00 am
Departs Palmerston North: 9.00  am
Arrives Masterton: 12.20 pm
Departs Masterton: 4.10 pm
Arrives Palmerston North: 7.40 pm
 Arrives Feilding: 8.35 pm
 Locomotive: KiwiRail diesel locomotive
Phone enquiries: 06 3235444
Email enquiries: rod@steamrail.org.nz

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