The Trust has restored the historic south end signal box and is responsible for the Paekākāriki Arts Walk as well as tending many historical artefacts on display in its museum.
The museum presents artefacts relating to the history of Paekākāriki and its surrounding area. Items on display relate to both Māori and European settlement, the history of rail in the area and the encampment of thousands of US Marines near Mackays Crossing during World War II.
New Zealand’s only bookshop in a working railway station, Kākāriki Books, specialises in old and rare books along with collections on spirituality, alternative health, travel and New Zealand.
Available also is free WiFi , information and toilets for visitors.