Home of WA165
Welcome to the world of our Wa165 Steam Locomotive. Its home is in Gisborne the sunny corner of the North Island where we are first to see the sun of the new day in New Zealand.
Wa165 is the only remaining Wa class train which was built in Hillside workshops in 1897 in Dunedin, New Zealand. Our Wa165 was the ideal locomotive for the heavily graded railway line between Gisborne and Motuhora where it spent most of its working life.
Now Wa165 is retired but comes out for special steam trips and excursions for you and your families out in the sun. What makes our steam trips so special is the travel across the airport (the only one in the southern hemisphere).
As Winter 2016 accends we are completing some maintenance of our Wa165 locomotive and other equipment thus will not be running until the Spring and into Summer 2016. We will be planning these trips shortly so keep an eye out on our booking page for the up and coming excursions into the 2016 Spring/Summer period. Thanks for your patience and we look forward to seeing your aboard our Wa165 in the Gisborne spring/summer sun!
See our booking page or tour calendar for our next special Wa165 Steam trip.