Ohakune Train Stay - Carriage B

Rimu Street, Ohakune, Mt Ruapehu

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  • 6 People
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Smoking
  • Wifi


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 B 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 A:


A little bit of history: Carriage B – AL56089 (originally A1909), was built in 1939 at the Otahuhu Railway Workshops as a non-smoking, second-class car. Carriage B had two lavatories and one compartment with 56 seats. Based in Wellington, 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, AL56089 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.

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 (Level 1): 1 Bunk Bed
  • Lounge (Level 1): 2 Sofa Bed

Bathroom Configuration

  • 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 'Extras' section during your booking.

Special Conditions

The top bunk is not suitable for adults

Please be aware that there is no oven or stove at this property.


  • BBQ
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (private)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Freeview
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Heat pump
  • Heater (electric)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
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Guest reviews for Ohakune Train Stay

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Stayed July 2021

If you want to stay in a dusty, grimy and mouldy train carriage with a lukewarm shower and leaking toilet, this is the perfect place for you! If not, keep looking. Overpriced and underwhelming.

Bachcare replied

We were so sorry to learn that your stay was not as you had anticipated and we will follow up with the issues you have raised.

Stayed July 2020

A quirky accomodation which would suit families or friends in search for something a little different.

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