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A Fun Rail Cart Trip

We went on the shorter 2.5 hour trip on the rail carts from Dargaville to Tangowahine and back. Our... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Enjoyable day

Thanks to John and Dave for a memorable day. This has ticked off my 93 year old dad bucket list as... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Experience Dargaville surrounds from the comfort of a converted, self-drive Golf Cart.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Station Road, Dargaville 0310, New Zealand
+64 21 238 7869
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We went on the shorter 2.5 hour trip on the rail carts from Dargaville to Tangowahine and back. Our hosts were great and we enjoyed seeing the countryside from a different perspective. As it was August the air temperature was coolish, but when we arrived...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to John and Dave for a memorable day. This has ticked off my 93 year old dad bucket list as he had many memories on the Tangowahine track. The homemade scones was delicious with a hot coffee.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my husband did the 2.5 hour return trip to Tangowahine. It was a beautiful trip, the guides were awesome. The scones and coffee at the halfway point were delicious. We now want to go back and do the full 7.5 hour trip! Definitely...More

2  Thank Sothernell
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Ten of us did the full trip to Waiotira and return.The weather was kind and our hosts were splendid. (The scones were amazing!) We had expected to be bussed back, but returned on the carts, having safely negotiated a stray bullock in both directions. A...More

2  Thank Hollway
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

A must do - friendly local hosts, professional service, comfy carts, points of interest/history given en route, beautiful country and river scenery on Tangowahine trip (perfect time frame for kids). Thank you John and crew.

2  Thank dale481
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Great way to see a little bit of New Zealand. Modified golf carts, comfortable seats and great views in every direction. John and Dave were delightful hosts and tea and scones a nice surprise on our trip. Worth the visit.

2  Thank TheGabsterNZ
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

We did the Tangowahine rail trip today. Awesome fun, lots of laughs, great guides and hosts. The cheese scones and other baked goods were very tasty at the halfway point. Can't recommend this adventure enough.

2  Thank Mat P
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Climb into your converted buggy and put your pedal to the metal- but not until you've had your safety briefing which is short and to the point and mostly common sense but non-the-less essential to make sure everyone enjoys the ride. No steering wheel required...More

3  Thank Allgoodthyngs
Reviewed 18 February 2018

We took the rail cart trip to Tangowhinie & back, I remember when there were trains on this track & nice to remember those days. Before setting off we were given a brief as to what we would be doing, also the safety aspects of...More

2  Thank Kaikohe
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

A great end to a social club weekend in the area. A group of 25 was no problem as they just put on an extra tour with the second group going on a Kumara farm tour while they waited. Excellent guides, relaxed but knowledgeable and...More

5  Thank Sharon D
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