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Glenbrook Vintage Railway

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

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Top place for young kids

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 October 2016
Auckland, New Zealand
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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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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 

Thank ikedeb
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

There are some great days put on by the railway. Go on the Thomas days which happen a few times every year and you will not regret it if you have children. It is always really busy, but on those days, it has bouncy castles, buses etc. On a normal day, the train to Waiuku and then do a walk... More 

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Leumeah, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

This was a great experience. The staff were friendly and everything was well organised. We took off on the train journey and had the choice of inside carriages or out on the open carriage. The trip was fun and we were able to stop whilst they changed the engine around and take some awesome photos. Great fun for all ages.... More 

Thank Liz C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Took the kids & parents on a Sunday afternoon. Had lunch in Waiuku & then boarded the train there. Great to stop at the maintenance yard for a walk around. The train ride is fantastic for young & old. Plenty of indoor & outdoor viewing areas. Good drive to Waiuku as well.

Thank Mike S
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

So obviously my preschooler loves trains - blame Thomas for that! But I found it great myself. Really friendly staff, lots of attractions, including workshop. Old luggage. Can sit in the open carriage just behind the engine. If you are interested in history or only remotely in steam trains this one is for you. Pricing reasonable.


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