Latitude Guiding

Nile River Rainforest Train

A short interpretative train ride in open carriages through primeval rain forest.

Completed in December 2002,’The Nile River Rainforest Train’ recreated a bygone era where bush trams once prevailed. The Train provides visitors with a fantastic way to experience the spectacular wilderness landscapes of the Nile River Canyon in the South Island’s Paparoa National Park.

Rainforest Train

Depart from the ‘Festival Site’ station at the entry to the water sculptured limestone Nile River Canyon. Enjoy the ‘Untamed Natural Wilderness’ landscape and  enjoy the interpretation as the train meanders its way through the Rainforest beside the Nile River.

Pass through many of the film sites for the BBC production “The Lost World”and imagine the pioneers at work in the canyon.

Rainforest Train

Arrive at “Softrock Station”, nestled beneath the towering limestone buffs. Take a short walk from the station through the rainforest to the Nile River Suspension Bridge before your return to the festival station.


Trips depart daily and are timed in conjunction with the scheduled Caving Adventures. Departure and return times may vary accordingly.

NZD$25 per adult, $20 per child (16 Years old and under)