Silver Stream Railway, Upper Hutt

Overview

Suitable for all ages

Only operating on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month, these steam or diesel hauled trains or sometimes a railcar have been lovingly restored and make you feel like you’re traveling back in time. The 1.5km track takes about 15 minutes as a return trip and you pay once, but travel as many times as you want. You can move around the carriages when the train is moving so if your kids can’t sit still, it’s OK. You can even go out onto the viewing platforms to see the scenery passing by! The engine moves from one end of the train to the other for the return journey which is fun to watch.

There’s a small shop at the station selling drinks and ice creams. There’s also picnic tables if you take your own food.

You could tie a visit to the trains in with a playground visit to either Maidstone Max or Harcourt Park.

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Contact Information

Tel: 04 563 7348

Web: http://www.silverstreamrailway.org.nz

The phone number above is for the Station Master on days of operation only.

Address: Reynolds Bach Drive, Silver Stream, Upper Hutt

Open: 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month and some public holidays., 11am – 4pm (last train departs 3.45pm). Note the closure of the train over Christmas. Check the website or Facebook page here to see if it’s operating when you want to go.

Price: Adults $14, Kids aged 5-14yrs $8, Kids aged 2-4 $4, Kids under 2 are FREE. Family Pass (2A+2K) $40. Pay once but travel as many times as you like on the day the ticket is issued.