The First Class Carriage

Staying in the First Class carriage is like traveling back in time when flappers and tuxedos were standard evening attire.

Beautifully refurbished and fully insulated, First Class is that only carriage at Okaihau RailStay with tea & coffee making facilities right inside the cabin as well as a wash basin, small fridge, hairdryer and electric blanket.

It’s the perfect stay for a cool winter night when you can use the genuine guard’s van pot-bellied stove and top quality double bed finished with the finest linens, towels and custom robe.

First Class is custom-built and modeled on the style of a vintage carriage from days gone by when Okaihau was a bustling railway town.


  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wash Basic
  • Electric Hairdryer
  • Bar Fridge
  • Genuine Guard’s Van Pot-Bellied Stove
  • Electric Blanket
  • Electric Heater
  • Fan
  • Towels & Linens
  • Robe
  • Free use of the separate kitchenette facilities and Miss J Carriage Lounge

$140 per night*

Minimum two night stay or one night with additional cleaning fee.
Please note prices are subject to change.

If you are planning on cycling the Twin Coast Cycle Trail Okaihau RailStay does offer a shuttle service. Please enquire for further details.