The Waitomo Express, New Zealand

May 28, 2009 by Neal  
Filed under Featured Hotels


Most people who fall asleep on a train end up somewhere they didn’t want to go. But on the the Waitomo Express train you’ll fall asleep and wake up exactly where you want to be, providing where you want to be is right in the middle of a New Zealand farm full of amazing sites and interesting animals.

This 1950s rail car has been transformed into an amazing motel that sleeps four.  Train-spotter or not, you won’t be able to deny that this accommodation is truly loco!

Woodlyn Park doesn’t just offer amazing motels.  There’s a whole host of adventures to be had during your stay.

Billy Black is a professional sheep shearer who puts on an unforgettable show for Woodlyn Park guests. Including a Kiwi bear, a dancing log and exploding pigs – sorry, a dancing pig and exploding logs – you won’t want to miss out on Billy Black’s Kiwi Culture Show!

And, if you still have energy left, why not visit the nearby Waitomo Caves, an amazing cave system with stalactites, stalagmites and even glowworms!

Along with the opportunity to try blackwater rafting and take in the breathtaking views for which New Zealand is famous, we really don’t think one could ask for more!

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