The Kapiti Miniature Railway is a mixed-gauge (5 inch and 7 ¼ inch) club track, situated in the Marine Gardens at Raumati Beach, on the Kapiti Coast, about 50 Kilometers (30 miles) north of Wellington, in the North Island of New Zealand.
The Railway hosts a collection of live steam, internal combustion and battery electric locomotives. The track is a double loop, and includes The Raumati Junction station, two tunnels, two spirals and two viaducts, in a run of just under 1 kilometer (1000 yards). A recent extension takes the railway to "the dell" within sight of the beach and Kapiti Island.
Trains are run between 1.00 pm and 4.00 pm on most Sundays of the year, weather permitting. Latest news about opening times is posted on our Facebook page.
The Railway is run by The Kapiti Miniature Railway & Model Engineering Society Inc.
Private runs for birthday parties, corporate events etc., can be booked at an agreed time when the railway is not open to the public and when staff are available. Please call Laurie Bason on 04 902 0047, or Derek Townsend on 04 905 4751 or 021 244 091 for more information.
As well as the Railway, the Marine Gardens contain a childrens' play area with a 'Splash Pad' Water Play Feature that is the only one in the region plus a Flying Fox, sand play equipment and swings for all ages. There are also picnic tables and beautiful trees, shrubs and flower beds. The beach is nearby with a superb view of Kapiti Island. Coffee and meals are available from the Waterfront Café, and ice cream from dairies in the Raumati Beach village centre across the road. A handy Fish & chip shop serves delicious meals. Car Parks are found in Garden Road, by the beach and in the village centre.
Here is a plan of our track layout.