We are located at MacKay’s Crossing on State Highway One, 45 kms from Wellington, between the northern suburbs of Paekakariki and Paraparaumu on the Kapiti Coast. See Map below.
The Tramway is well sign-posted when coming from the South on State Highway 1 (Transmission Gully Motorway) with brown “tourist” signs designated “Tram Rides and Museum”.
Take the Mackay's Crossing exit and follow the signs to Queen Elizabeth Park. These will lead you across the railway level crossing and through the Queen Elizabeth Park entrance gates. The Tramway Museum is approximately 50 metres inside the gates on your right.
A bit tricky: the museum is straight through the entrance gates on the right side.
Unfortunately there is no access by regular public transport (except by taxi). From Wellington take the electric suburban train to Paraparaumu and a taxi for about 6kms from Paraparaumu to the Tramway Museum, MacKay’s Crossing.
Walking / Hiking:
Take the train to Paekakariki and either walk along the Beach or, via walking tracks, from the south end of Queen Elizabeth Park until you reach the vicinity of Whareroa Beach which is the tramline terminus. From Paekakariki Railway Station it is an approximately 20 minute walk along Wellington Road to the south end of Queen Elizabeth Park, and a further hour or so on the tracks within the Park.
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MacKays Crossing Entrance
Queen Elizabeth Park
Paekakariki, Kapiti Coast