Marlborough Flyer Steam Train Tour

Marlborough Flyer Steam Train Tour
Price: $115.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeStandard
Shore Excursion TypeCultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration5 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
Shore Excursion Leaves FromPicton Railway Station. (Full details will be provided with your electronic ticket).
Food/Beverage ProvidedNot included.
Recommended DressWe recommend wearing comfortable, seasonal clothing with walking shoes. Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen are also recommended.
RestrictionsGuests must be able to get in and out of transportation (train). This tour can accommodate a collapsible wheelchair. Children ages 3 and under may attend the tour free of charge, provided they are seated on a parent's lap.
Tour Details

Marlborough Flyer Steam Train Tour

When cruising to Picton, take the opportunity to come ashore and find out why this port has been voted the 3rd best cruise destination in Australasia in 2017.

Step back in time as you climb onboard the Marlborough Flyer, a heritage steam train powered by Passchendaele, a 1915 WWI Memorial steam locomotive. You will feel transported to a bygone era while in the train's restored WWI-era carriages as you leave Picton on a challenging climb that is the 4th steepest rail in New Zealand.

Ride past rolling hills, through tunnels and more on the 50-minute journey as you make your way to Blenheim where you will have ample time to explore the town at your leisure. You'll have at least 2 and a half hours to stroll along the river, shop for souvenirs, or enjoy delicious, world-class cuisine in one of the many gourmet cafes and restaurants. While here make sure to sample one of the area's world-famous wines! Enjoy access to an optional complimentary shuttle bus exclusively for train passengers, departing from Blenheim Railway Station (The Wine Station) to the world-class Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, which showcases WW1 and WW2 aircraft and artifacts.

Upon your return to Picton, approximately 90-minutes via the steam train, you will have more time to for exploring this beautiful little seaport which is located at the head of the Queen Charlotte Sound. Return at your leisure to your cruise ship via the handy shuttle.

This popular tour sells out fast, space is limited! Sign up today save your seat on the memorable Marlborough Flyer.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
5 Hours
Activity Level
Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Picton Railway Station. (Full details will be provided with your electronic ticket).
Food/Beverage Provided
Not included.
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable, seasonal clothing with walking shoes. Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen are also recommended.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation (train). This tour can accommodate a collapsible wheelchair. Children ages 3 and under may attend the tour free of charge, provided they are seated on a parent's lap.
4.5 Stars4.6 / 5  |  5 ReviewsReview This Tour
Tons of fun!
February 24, 2020
The town of Blenheim is fantastic, and the train ride is a real treat. FUN all day long!
Reviewer: Steve
5 Stars
Fun time to the past
February 12, 2019
What an awesome experience. The train is well loved and maintained by the locals, and they pass on their enthusiasm to the clients. The destination, Blenheim, does not have a lot of WOW factor, however, if one takes their time, they will find this small agricultural city, quite an enjoyable experience.
Reviewer: Doug
5 Stars
to long
January 10, 2019
nice expiriance but to long
Reviewer: yacob naor
4 Stars
Awesome Antique Train!
July 09, 2018
My second favorite tour in New Zealand after the Hobbiton Express excursion. The wooden, steam train is over 100 years old and a classic! Riding through the Marlborough wine country, seeing the lush, green countryside; the sheep, deer and other animals; the vineyards. Enjoyed a complimentary glass of wine from the region. We then enjoyed shopping at the town of Blenheim, about an hour away, then the return trip to Picton. Woul love to do this again!
Reviewer: EMMANUEL
5 Stars
Steam Train
April 09, 2018
Great Fun!! However, the layover in town before the return had most of the shops closed.
Reviewer: Carol Roden
4 Stars