Rainforest Express, Waitakere Ranges

Climb aboard the Rain Forest Express Train and immerse yourself in ancient, untouched rainforest deep in the heart of the Waitakere Ranges.

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, which 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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