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The Charleston Nile River Rainforest Train

1hr 30mins

Price from £11 per person

The Nile River Rainforest Train recreates a bygone era where bush trams once prevailed. The train provides visitors with a fantastic way to experience the spectacular landscapes of the Nile River Canyon in the South Island’s Paparoa National Park. Depart from the festival station at the entry to the water sculptured limestone Nile River Canyon and enjoy the landscape and interpret the environment as the train meanders its way through the rainforest beside the Nile River. Pass through many of the film sites for the BBC’s “The Lost World” production and imagine the pioneers at work in the canyon before arriving at “Softrock Station”, nestled beneath the towering limestone buffs. Take a short walk from the station through the rainforest to the Nile River Suspension Bridge or a longer walk to the Nile River Caves entrance, before the return journey to the festival station.

Inclusions: Hotel pick up/drop off from Westport accommodation.

Months: 30 Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar, 1-6 Apr  
Days: Daily  
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes (ex Charleston Base)
Starts: 09:00  
Ends: 11:30
Starts: 11:30  
Ends: 13:00
Starts: 14:00  
Ends: 15:30
Months: 8-30 Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, 1-29 Sep  
Days: Daily  
Duration: 1 Hours 30 Minutes (ex Charleston Base)
Starts: 10:00  
Ends: 11:30
Starts: 12:30
Ends: 13:00
Does not operate on Christmas Day