Operating Days and Fares


Come along and experience New Zealand’s first preservation railway – Ocean Beach Railway.

Established in 1961 so the public can re-live the fascinating era of the ‘Romance of Rail’. Board the train at the restored St. Kilda Station (formally Kaitiki Station).  Look over the lovely restored locomotives, carriages and wagons prior to boarding the train.

Hear the locomotive work as it goes up a 1:50 grade as it approaches Moana Rua (Second Beach).

Ocean Beach Railway operating days are great fun for the whole family. Bring the kids along and see how a turn of the century railway works, have a chat to the volunteers and get curious about the current projects that the organisation is undertaking.

A return trip up the demonstration line and back takes about 15mins. Trains depart every 30 mins from St. Kilda Station.

Proceeds from the train fares go back to the Otago Railway & Locomotive Society (Inc.) a not-for-profit volunteer organisation that is the governing body of the Ocean Beach Railway.

Ocean Beach Railway mainly operates from Labour Weekend (October) till ANZAC Weekend (April) each year. Other operating days happen outside these dates along with being available for charter or private hire.

Entrance to the railway is located on John Wilson Drive, St. Kilda, Dunedin.

Train Fares
Adults $7.00 
Children $5.00 
Family $20.00  

A Family consists of: up to 2 Adults and up to 4 children. Train fares are valid for unlimited travel on the day of issue.

Members of the Otago Railway and Locomotive Society receive free entry. Want to become a member? Click here to find out more details…

Operating Days

Ocean Beach Railway is now closed for the 2016 winter. Watch this space for our next set of operating days.

Terms & Conditions
The Ocean Beach Railway / Otago Railway and Locomotive Society (Inc.) may change, add, suspend, cancel, remove or otherwise modify the services offered at any time without prior notice. This can be the result of inclement weather or during a ‘Fire Ban’ period – Contact Us if you have a question or an enquiry.