Public Train Calendar

On selected Sundays and Public Holidays, dozens of Weka Pass Railway volunteers set out to Waipara to operate our trains, for the enjoyment and education of all

Our calendar is subject to change without prior notice. Bookings are strongly recommended for all Public Trains. If a train is not marked as sold out on the Tickets – Bookings page, a limited number of tickets may be available for purchase from our Glenmark Station ticket office or the train crew on the day of travel, but are not guaranteed.

Public Train Calendar:

2023 Announced Dates


Sunday 1st
Sunday 15th
Sunday 29th


Sunday 5th
Sunday 19th


Sunday 3rd (Xmas Train Special)
Sunday 10th (Xmas Train Special)
Sunday 17th (Xmas Train Special)

January 2024

Saturday  6th  (Twilight Train Special)
Sunday    7th
Sunday  14th
Sunday  21st
Sunday   28th

Weka Pass Railway operates year round.
More dates are usually announced here 6 months in advance.




Public Trains Timetable:

UP Depart GLENMARK – 11:30am
Arrive WAIKARI – 12:15pm
DOWN Depart WAIKARI – 1:00pm
Arrive GLENMARK – 1:35pm
UP Depart GLENMARK – 2:00pm
Arrive WAIKARI – 2:45pm
DOWN Depart WAIKARI – 3:10pm
Arrive GLENMARK – 3:45pm


Our trains and station facilities can also be privately hired on most days of the year, excluding the Public Train Days outlined above. See our Train Hire page for more information…

All of our trains consist of vintage 1930’s passenger carriages and at least one open-air carriage to take in the views.