Weka Pass Railway

Hassle-free Tours has teamed up with the Weka Pass Railway to bring you a fun and exciting day out with a vintage twist. Travel from Christchurch on our beautifully restored London Routemaster Double Decker Bus to Waipara where you will meet up with the Vintage Steam Train and enjoy a fun and scenic return train journey through the Weka Pass to Waikari.

Tour Details

Tour price includes: Return journey from Christchurch to Waipara on the Double Decker Bus & return train journey from Glenmark to Waikari.

Departs: 10am. Returns to Christchurch at 3pm
Duration: 5 hours

Note: This tour currently operates on a group basis only, through our Explore Club.
Please see our Explore Club website for scheduled departures.

Private Groups

This Tour can be chartered at any time on a private charter basis including private charter of the Weka Pass Train.

We can tailor the outing to the needs of your group, providing champagne and food on board the bus if required whether it be a social club outing, sales incentive event or product launch. Contact us to discuss your group needs.

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy the viewing and experience of riding on board a classic London Double Decker Journey through scenic North Canterbury and the Waipara Valley.
  • Step back in time as you travel by Vintage Steam train through the beautiful Weka Pass.
  • Fantastic day out for individuals, families, group outings or corporate events.

* Family pass constitutes 2 adults and their dependant children(2) aged 14 years and under

Weka Pass Railway operates both vintage steam and diesel-electric locomotives.
Due to Fire Restrictions during the summer months, the diesel-electric loco may be used.