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All Aboard - Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival

13 Oct 2019
Sunday 13 October, 12.30PM to 3PM
All aboard the WA165 as this heritage steam train heads to Muriwai and back - with rich stories, amazing views and a delicious lunch along the way.
Event type: 
Festival, Show, Wine & Food
General Admission $45, Children $30, Family $135
WA165 Steam Locomotive
Departing Gisborne Station, Grey St, Gisborne


Listen to the rich stories of place and gather perspective as you experience the view from the comfort of the WA165 steam train.

All aboard the WA165 as this heritage steam train heads to Muriwai and back.

With lunch provided at Muriwai and a few surprise performances, enjoy the only remaining WA class train in operation.

The WA 165 spent most of its working life between Gisborne and Motuhora. Now semi-retired, the WA 165 steams to life for a special Festival experience.

Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival

Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival is the Gisborne region’s new flagship contemporary arts and cultural event, taking place, for the first time, from 4-20 October this year. Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival will deliver performance events by hundreds of performers from across New Zealand and the Pacific.

The festival celebrates what it means to be of Tairāwhiti and of Aotearoa. It reflects and celebrates the people of the Gisborne region and the East Coast. It reinforces the importance of people and place, and further affirms the region’s strong position in the creative landscape of Aotearoa. 

For the full programme and ticketing information, please visit

Written by

Miryam Jacobi

23 Jul 2019