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Goldfields Railway

30 Wrigley Street, Waihi 3610, New Zealand
+64 7-863 9020
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Day out with grandson

I had a lovely day out with my son and his little son aged four. The day was a lovely sunny winters... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2017
Thames, New Zealand
Fun for all ages

This is a great journey back in time. From the 1880's Railway Stations to the period Carriages... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Grant B
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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  • Average6%
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30 Wrigley Street, Waihi 3610, New Zealand
+64 7-863 9020
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Reviewed 10 June 2017

I had a lovely day out with my son and his little son aged four. The day was a lovely sunny winters day and the air was still. The staff were very friendly and helpful and were prepared to run the train just for us...More

Thank estelle_cashmore
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This is a great journey back in time. From the 1880's Railway Stations to the period Carriages. Best travelled on a fine day, you can travel either from Waihi or Waikino. There are options for one way or return trips. The Train travels at a...More

Thank Grant B
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Riding the GVR is always a lovely way to spend an hour or two. The trip through the Karangahake Gorge is scenic with river and farm views. A reminder of a more gentle era and a chance to slow down and enjoy the view. A...More

Thank 55vintage
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Fun experience for families with the option of sitting inside or outside. The volunteers were really friendly and entertained the kids by pointing out interesting items hiding along the railway line. Good value for money. Lovely cafe with home baking in the restored Waikino Station...More

Thank JimandKTB
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

A huge thanks to the volunteers on duty who allowed our daughter to ride up front with the driver. She was chuffed to bits and the driver was so lovely with her, even letting her honk the horn on the return trip. Lovely scenic trip...More

Thank SandyC96
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Thi railway project is run by volunteers and it is definitely worth doing the trip. The train ride is an absolut slwo down experience - best to start into holiday from a stressful work! :-)

Thank Susanne900
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have recently resided near the Waikino station where this train stops and my elderly parents came to visit over the Summer. My father is quite immobile so finding things for him to do required thought. My father loves trains so we spent a wonderful...More

Thank Christine W
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Today we (3 adults and 4 children) had the pleasure of traveling on the train to Waihi and what a wonderful experience it was. We would highly recommend this trip to anyone with children as the journey is the perfect length of time to captivate...More

Thank gettabout
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Memories are sometimes the most valuable thing that we can own. Today our family created some of, what will become, some of he most treasured memories in our life. The train ride was fun! The staff were outstanding. ' you're a legend George'. This is...More

Thank philfi2016
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Really good value trip on the diesel hauled train. Friendly staff (mainly volunteers) preserving a piece of NZ history. If you have a bike for the bike trail better still.

Thank Billpendlebury
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