Check out our latest news, photos, and information on Facebook!

You will need to have a Facebook account.

Take a ride with us!

The Esplanade Scenic Railway was established in 1969 and travels through native bush and secluded areas of the Esplanade.
The main track takes the railway past the cafeteria platform, to the children's playground and back again.

The track is 2.2km long, and the ride is approximately 20 minutes duration.

Passengers can purchase a return ticket, which will allow them to enjoy the facilities provided at either end of the park.

A great Miniature Railway!


Hours: 1 - 4pm Saturday and Sunday, and public holidays

Open every day during School Holidays 1 - 4pm

11am - 5pm from Boxing Day to Wellington Anniversary weekend.

Special events, including Halloween, Night Trains, and Christmas.

Excursions can be booked for other times. (please phone 06 357 3049 and leave name and contact number, or email: esplanadetrain@gmail.com)


$2.50 per person, under 12 months ride free

Concession tickets available at $16 per ticket (8 rides, no expiry date)

Contact Information:

06 357 3049
Postal address:
PO Box 7065
Palmerston North 4443
Email us!

Send mail to Webmaster with questions or comments about this web site.
Copyright 2009 Palmerston North Esplanade Scenic Railway Inc
Last modified: 28 May 2017