Travel along a piece of New Zealand's rich rail history and experience the natural beauty and adventure from the comfort of a rail-cart, cleverly adapted to be self-driven along the rail tracks. Your adventure starts from Awakeri travelling at a leisurely 20 kilometeres per hour with family and friends along a piece of historic railway line. There are 4 bridges, numerous cuttings and bush scenes along the track. Ten minutes drive out of Whakatane towards Rotorua along State Highway 2, Awakeri.
February 21 - March 3, 2019. Join Hospice for the delectable week-long 'Sunshine and a Plate' food festival in Whakatāne. Celebrate summer's bounty and local delicacies with friends and family at this annual event that happens near the end of February annually.