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Glenbrook Vintage Railway

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Address: Glenbrook Station | Glenbrook, Auckland, New Zealand
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+64 9-236 3546

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Steamy experience

A well run steam railway. The round trip is just over an hour and that is hardly time enough to enjoy the ride. You can travel in the beautifully resorted covered carriages or... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 January 2017
Janine B
Northampton, England, United Kingdom

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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

A well run steam railway. The round trip is just over an hour and that is hardly time enough to enjoy the ride. You can travel in the beautifully resorted covered carriages or outside for the full experience of travelling behind steam. The volunteer staff are friendly and knowledgable, particularly if you are a steam enthusiast, they enjoy sharing information... More 

Thank Janine B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Great place for the family, steam train enthusiasts and history buffs. Its just under an hour out from Auckland city in a lovely rural setting, prices are ok and the train journey takes you to Waiuku when you can wander about the town and catch a later train back to Glenbrook. The staff are all volunteers and were polite and... More 

Thank Josey160
Waiuku, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

What a exciting and educational place for children young and old, the sounds, smells and visuals all evoke a bygone era. If you are into railways, this is a great visiting spot, the trip from Glenbrook to Waiuku return is the highlight of the visit. Plenty of parking, areas for your picnic or use the onsite snack shop, a great... More 

Thank Mike G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

My partner and I had been meaning to come for a while and finally got the chance today. Was not disappointed. Would definitely recommend to the train lovers out there. Much more enjoyable than a particular ride we went on back in October that was more than triple the price. Well worth it and would definitely visit again :-)

Thank Ruth L
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This is not to be missed with young children. But it about an hour from central auckland . A half day visit.

Thank Gisagrape
Mercer, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We took our kids, their partners and our grandchildren here for a day out. It didn't break the bank and we ALL enjoyed it. We got lots of family photos and memories and hope to do it again the next time we can all be together.

Thank tmmayo
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

The Glenbrook Vintage Railway is certainly the best preserved railway in the North Island and competes well with those found in the South Island and overseas. It will appeal to railway enthusiasts and family groups. I recommend an outbound trip from Glenbrook on an early train, explore Waiuku before having lunch, then returning on the stopping train in the afternoon.... More 

Thank Matthew M
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

We did the trip to Waiuku on the steam train with Diana as the engine. An authentic journey into the past for grandparents of our age as we recalled childhood train journeys and soot in the eyes and nose. The weekend we went was Lego Day with a working Lego train in one of the carriages on the train and... More 

Thank Sue N
Christchurch, New Zealand
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

On a wet day in South Auckland rode the rails to Waiuku behind a chuffing fully restored tank steam locomotive. The volunteers have done truly amazing work on bringing this railway alive. Like stepping back into the 1920's. An included stop at their locomotive workshops shows a line up of locomotives both in running order and undergoing restoration work. A... More 

Thank Leo M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

Did a trip on the steam train as part of a tour group. Some of the group were able to travel up front with the driver for part of the trip - they all enjoyed that! It is a short trip in vintage carriages(even an open carriage), Stopped at the workshop on the way back to see other engines and... More 

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