All aboard for an unforgettable ski getaway! Whether you and your group are made up of train enthusiasts, snow bunnies, mountain bikers or hikers, Ohakune Train Stay - Carriage A is the spot.
The historic and iconic red and green train carriage sits opposite but tucked away from Ohakune's nightlife area The Junction on Rimu Street - ready and waiting just in time for your winter escape.
The carriage sleeps up to six guests, with three separate spaces comprised of one master bedroom, a railway style bunkroom and a living area with kitchenette and a pull-out sofa. And of course, there is also a cosy bathroom and toilet.
We can't wait for you to make the most of the uniqueness of this quirky home all while being able to enjoy the fab things that apply to a holiday in Ohakune. In Summer, you'll be able to enjoy being close to mountain biking and hiking trails.
Just 3 minutes walk from the heart of Ohakune Junction and being situated at the foot of the Turoa Mountain Road, Turoa Ski Field is less than 20-minutes away. Whakapapa Ski Field is also within an hours drive, so pack the gear and get up the mountain!
If the extended family is planning a big group holiday, there is another carriage, right next door, available for booking under Ohakune Train Stay - Carriage B:
A little bit of history: Carriage A – AL56106 (originally A1923), was built in 1938 at the Otahuhu Railway Workshops as a non-smoking, second-class car. Carriage A had two lavatories and two compartments with 28 seats each. Based in Auckland, it was used on the Auckland-Wellington express trains for about forty years. It would have passed through Ohakune thousands of times during that period. In 1980 the lavatories were removed, additional seats were fitted (bringing the seat count to 60) and it then served on the Auckland suburban network until 1993. Following the purchase of diesel railcars for Auckland, AL56106 was retired, relocated to Palmerston North and put up for sale by TranzRail. In 1996 it was purchased by Rimu Park Lodge, railed to Rangataua Station just south of Ohakune and transported from the station to its current location in Rimu Street by truck. Our pair of carriages sit parallel to the main trunk line facing south as if they were heading off to Wellington. You'll also notice, in the photos above, a photo of the carriage in cityrail livery, taken in Auckland in 1986.
- Bedroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Double Bed
- Bedroom 2 (Level 1): 1 Bunk Bed
- Lounge (Level 1): 2 Sofa Bed
- Bathroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet
Linen available at additional charge
Available at this property for $25 per person. You’ll see the option for our linen service in the ‘Add-Ons’ section during your booking.
The top bunk is not suitable for adults
Please be aware that there is no oven or stove at this property.
- Fenced (fully)
- Hair dryer
- Heat pump
- Heater (electric)
- Mobile cellphone Reception
- Parking (off-street)
- Washing machine
Guest reviews for Ohakune Train StayWe encourage reviews. Our review policy.
DaveStayed July 2021
A great novelty place to stay. Warm and cozy, great heating. The kids loved it. Close to restaurants etc. We recommend this as a place to stay in Ohakune.
MalaStayed May 2021
Great train carriage experience that our 2 and 5 year loved. Excellent location. Unique stay, ticked off our bucket list.
PamStayed April 2021
Really easy to stay here and a bit of fun! Warm and cosy with everything you need.
EmmaStayed January 2021
The train is clean, more space than I had imagined. Everything went smoothly. I perfect get away.