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Had a coffee at the train station cafe while waiting for the train to return .was a old diesel locomotive just chugged along at a speed where you can listen to the conductors comentry and take some photos .The lady history was great on this...More
The Bay of Islands Vintage Railway is staffed by enthusiastic volunteers. I had a lovely chat with the ticket seller. One of the guards provided commentary during the ride. By the way you can sit either in the enclosed or open-air carriage. Ad I was...More
Gabriel is the small steam locomotive, built in 1927, that is the star of the show on this railway. Unfortunately this loco is missing, having a major boiler renovation, but the line still runs with vintage diesel locos. It is still well worth a visit,...More
My hubby and I arrived here on a rainy Friday lunchtime and parked for free outside the station, we bought tickets last minute for the 5 km trip back and forth to the bridge. This bridge is currently being repaired with charitable funds raised by...More
Somewhat lucky visit as usually only operates on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We had light refreshment at the station cafe and then boarded as the only customers. we were treated to an informative talk by the guard who was extremely knowledgeable and interesting. On the...More
If you're into old trains, plus steam engines check out the vintage train station and cafe. You can ride the train. Great way to view the country side. Children can experience this too so good family activity.
It was a Thursday afternoon. The trains only run on Friday, Saturday & Sunday (and may run all days during holiday periods - check), but we went to the heritage station to have a look anyway. And it gave us a good flavor of what...More
One of the first railways on the North Island the railway was built to transport coal to ships in the harbour at Opua. Later it became part of the New Zealand railway network, and was closed by the 1980s. The section from Kawakawa to Opua...More