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Marlborough Flyer Steam Train Tour from Picton

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Overview

Let an historic steam train from an era long gone carry you into a journey like no other from Picton, New Zealand. Built in 1915, the “Passchendaele” is a WWI Memorial steam locomotive named in memory of the famous 1917 Battle of Passchendaele, which celebrated its centenary anniversary in 2017. The Marlborough Flyer Steam Train carriages come from the same WW1 era.

The train departs from the Picton Railway Station, just across the road from where your cruise ship shuttle will drop you off.

On an hour-long journey, the Steam Train will take you out of Picton up a challenging and steep terrain (1-in-37 slope) and through the Para Wetlands before crossing the Wairau River and rumbling into the Wairau Valley. Finally, the train sweeps across endless rows of vineyards as it makes its way into Blenheim. 

Arriving at Blenheim, get off the train for a look around the Blenheim town centre at your own pace. Gourmet cafés, restaurants and shops abound. Taking a walk along the river is highly recommended.

Leaving Blenheim, the Steam Train heads back to Picton where you can explore the town at your leisure until your shuttle picks you up for the drive back to your cruise ship.

TOUR DURATION: We would like you to make the most of your time spent in Marlborough so we plan your tour duration around your cruise ship schedule to also ensure a timely return to Picton in time for your ship departure. For specific steam train departure and return times, please consult our booking calendar.

Marlborough Flyer Steam Train Tour from Picton

Marlborough Flyer Steam Train Tour from Picton

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