Ever dreamt about New Zealand tours by steam train? Enjoy Oamaru’s history by hitching a ride on the Oamaru steam train when you travel to New Zealand.
In the historic precinct of Oamaru, you will find a small vintage railway run by the Oamaru Steam and Rail society in the centre of the historic precinct. This restored vintage train runs from the Harbourside station to Quarry Siding at the “Red Sheds”. Enroute of this Oamaru attraction you will be able to see some of Oamaru’s oldest buildings, and the town’s first Railway Station and railway yard. After this, the steam train tour takes you to the bottom of the clay cliffs next to the Victorian Harbour.
This rail travel return trip will take approximately 30 minutes and there will be a 15 minutes stop at the Red Shed where you may be able to see the little blue penguins.
Red Sheds nearby the Oamaru blue penguins colony
The return fare for this Oamaru history tour for adults is NZD8, for children it is NZD3 and for a family the fare is NZD 18. The one way fare is NZD5 for adults, NZD2 for children, and NZD12 for family.
The Oamaru steam train ride is available all year round except when your travel to New Zealand for Christmas.