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“waikino station”(12 reviews)
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30 Wrigley Street, Waihi 3610, New Zealand
+64 7-863 9020
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Goldfields vintage train from Waihi to Waikino takes 30 minutes of slow scenic travel that winds around farmland, and travels alongside the road for the last part. During the summer months there's an open carriage for passengers to sit outside and enjoy the fresh air....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jill R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Well preserved and maintained. Great cafes at both ends of the line. Very friendly staff who go out of their way to make you feel at home and give interesting commentaries. Good facilities for car parks. Will take bikes if you wish to go one...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank petertaylor57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simple little half hour train ride. Nice to be able to sit outside on a sunny day. Scenery ok but not great as track runs beside main road for much of the time. Not a bad priced trip though, with a family ticket available and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jasmine38Chichester
Reviewed 12 December 2018

For all those Railway Buffs, Big Kids or those with Littlies - This is a great little trip to take. Operated, ( as most of these rides are around the world, ) by a dedicated group of aging Volenteer enthusiasts. The train runs from Waihi...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Barry M
Reviewed 2 September 2018

We went on this trip while on our honeymoon back in Feb. My husband has a soft spot for trains and gold mining history, so this was a great combination for him. We started at waihi and finished at waikino. I would recommend the ice...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank eowynk
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Goldfields Railway is part of Waihi's unique heritage experience. Originally built to service the local gold mining industry, the railway became part of the Eastern Main Trunk Line in the 1920s and was in service until the late 1970s. There are some great views along...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank BeatnikBedouin
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Took our grandson on a return ride and he loved it. Large cuddly toys in carriages for the children which is a nice touch. The open air carriage was fun even in the rain. Waihi station had old rail memorabilia the the children could play...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank KomfortablyNumb
Reviewed 18 March 2018

7km of the old main line now run as a tourist railway in the area of gold mining and gorge/gorgeous scenery. If you are passing by stop at one end, draw lots as to who takes the car to the other end and the rest...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank rogerrobert98
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Started in Waihi and ended in Waikino Takes about 1/2 an hour The train was built in the 1930’s Great if you want something to do with your children and even for something to do on a rainy day We had lunch at the half...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank JefftheChef55
Reviewed 17 February 2018

We decided to go on a return trip on Goldfields Railway from Waihi to Waikino and booked our tickets online, as it was during school term a minimum of 4 people need to be travelling for the train to run, we need not have worried...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank paullegate
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17 December 2014|
Response from Chris C | Property representative |
Absolutely the trail begins at waihi station from Waikino it begins over the river. A 5 min walk away. You can take bikes on the train.