28 Gladstone Street, Feilding New Zealand
06 323 5444

Mid Winter Christmas Dinner Express to Masterton 2022 – CANCELLED

Mid Winter Christmas Dinner Express to Masterton 2022 – CANCELLED

Date: 19/06/22
Time: 8:00 am - 8:30 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 curve to the right taking 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 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 from a local vineyard.


Buffet Main

Roast chicken ballotine with herbed stuffing, served with homemade sage and onion gravy

Hot ham off the bone served with apple sauce

Hot vegetables

Oven-roasted potato with thyme and garlic

Roasted pumpkin and kumara

Steamed garden-fresh baby carrots and french beans

Steamed cauliflower and broccoli mornay


Potato salad with red onion, dijon mustard and crème fraiche

Mixed baby lettuce salad

Mediterranean salad with penne pasta, tomato, olive, artichoke and feta with herb dressing


Traditional kiwifruit pavlova nest and cream fresh fruit

Decadent chocolate cake with berry compôte

Christmas pudding with anglaise

Tea and Coffee

Freshly-brewed coffee and herbal tea selection

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.


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.
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 $5.00
Bacon and Egg Slices $4.00
Muffins $2.00
Slices $3.00
Chippies $2.00
Cookies $3.00
Chocolate Bars $2.00
Cheese/Crackers $4.00
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

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: – The opening time of this service will be announced at 11am. Alcohol must NOT to be taken off the train.  No BYO.

Alcohol cannot be sold when the train is stationary.

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 19th June 2022
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

You must read and understand the terms and conditions.  Click here to view them.

Face masks to be worn while travelling except while seated and at Copthorne except when eating at your dining table.

If this trip does not work for you then join our friends email list.  Please add your email to our list by clicking here..   We will send you an email each time a new trip is ready to be booked.

If you are unable to book online, drop into the Woodville, Masterton, Whanganui, Hawera, Stratford’s i-SITEs or Dannevirke, Feilding ‘s Info Centres and they can book you there.  An additional booking fee applies.

Once you book you will be sent an automatic reply.  If you do not receive 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.



Due to the capital connection train service been taken out of service this weekend with no warning we have had to cancel this trip.  We will be in touch with all booked passengers via email to organise the refunds.



Bookings are closed for this event.