With glow worms, numerous tunnels, wooden bridges and viaducts over deep gorges, Watercare's Rain Forest Express is a real experience when visiting Auckland.
This narrow-gauge railway, wihich is still used for dam maintenance, takes you to the Upper Nihotupu Dam in the heart of the Waitakere Ranges, where you can stop for a picnic and a leg stretch. The untouched rainforest is stunning.
The Rainforest train runs regular weekend trips.
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