Waitapu Road Tramline

State Highway 60, Waitapu

  • Waitapu Road Tramline. May 2012.
    Copyright: NZ Historic Places Trust. Taken By: Alison Dangerfield.
  • Waitapu Road Tramline. January 2012. Image courtesy of vallance.photography@xtra.co.nz .
    Copyright: Francis Vallance. Taken By: Francis Vallance.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 5129 Date Entered 15th February 1990


City/District Council

Tasman District


Tasman Region

Location description

The original tramway ran from Waitapu to East Takaka (13.4 kilometres, or 8 miles 25 chains).


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Takaka Tramway Company

No biography is currently available for this construction professional

Rochfort, J

Surveyor for the Nelson Provincial Council.

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Physical Description

Length from Waitapu to East Takaka: 13.4 kilometres (8 miles 25 chains). The gauge is 2 feet 6 inches. The sleepers are 5 feet by 4 inches. The sleepers are on 2 foot centres.

Construction Dates

Original Construction
1881 -

Other Information

Please note that entry on the New Zealand Heritage List/Rarangi Korero identifies only the heritage values of the property concerned, and should not be construed as advice on the state of the property, or as a comment of its soundness or safety, including in regard to earthquake risk, safety in the event of fire, or insanitary conditions.