Weka Pass Railway and Maori Rock Art

Head into North Canterbury and take a step into the past...
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$70 per person*

Day

Trip

*Based on a 10 person group

DESCRIPTION:

Head into North Canterbury and take a step into the past by boarding the historical trains of The Weka Pass Railway. The train will take you across flat farmland and passes a large irrigation reservoir and vineyards, before climbing grades as steep as 1:50 ( 2%) as it winds through the cuttings in the Pass.  Where the surrounding limestone rocks have weathered into unusual shapes. Most notable are Frog Rock and Seal Rock, in the middle of the Weka Pass.   

Then head Weka Pass Historic Reserve was officially established in 1969. The main feature of Weka Pass Historic Reserve, North Canterbury, is a large limestone overhang shelter, containing examples of rock art. A floor to ceiling fence protects the drawings from vandals. A walkway crossing farmland takes you to the rock art site - 40 minutes walking each way.

 

PRICE INCLUDES:

Transport to and from Weka Pass Railway and Waikari and tickets to board the train.

 

OTHER OPTIONS:

Why not swap the Rail Trip out for a self-guided trip to view the Maori cave drawings near Wakari. Or a stop at one of the Vineyards on the way. All Tours can be tailor-made.

NEED TO KNOWS:

Trains operate on the first and third Sundays of each month, and on selected public and school holidays, early bookings are essential. Christchurch Shuttles & Tours operate alongside third-party operators and all tours are subject to availability.  The walkway crosses private farmland and is closed during lambing 1st August to 1st October.

9am - 6pm
 
SCHEDULE:

9:00 am   - Pick Up

10:00 am  - Leave Christchurch

11:00 am   - Arrive at Weka Pass Rail Way

11:30 am   - Board Train

12:45 pm   - Arrive in Waikari

                  - Board Shuttle 

1:00pm     - Arrive in Waikari

                  - Coffee/Tea Break
1.30pm     - Start Walk

3:00pm     - Leave for Christchurch

Schedule may differ on each tour and is depended on pick up times and third-party operators. All Tours can be tailor made.

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