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Goldfields Railway

30 Wrigley Street, Waihi 3610, New Zealand
+64 7-863 9020
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Great for kids

Took our grandson on a return ride and he loved it. Large cuddly toys in carriages for the children... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
KomfortablyNumb
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Katikati, New Zealand
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It is still worth the trip in the rain!

7km of the old main line now run as a tourist railway in the area of gold mining and gorge/gorgeous... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2018
rogerrobert98
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“open carriage” (5 reviews)
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30 Wrigley Street, Waihi 3610, New Zealand
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+64 7-863 9020
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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

Thank KomfortablyNumb
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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

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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

Thank JefftheChef55
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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

Thank paullegate
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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

I can not speak highly enough of this train ride. My 3 children (2,3 and 4) all enjoyed his experience. They loved being able to go out the back of the train and stand in the open air carriages. It wasn’t the best day in...More

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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

We were taken here on a day trip from Tauranga. The ride is thirty minutes each direction. A nice eating place is available during the 45 minute turnaround stop.

Thank Mike I
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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Everyone in Waihi and Waikino should take a trip on this heritage train. A quaint journey with friendly informative staff. Interesting museum to visit and learn more about the gold industry. Would recommend allowing at least 2 hours to do the journey and the museum....More

Thank Diane N
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Chris C, Director of Sales at Goldfields Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2018

Hi guys thank you so much for the kind words. Hopefully we will see you again (currency exchange gods allowing). Hope the UK is not too cold, a balmy 27 Deg c here today. Stay well. GFR team.

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Reviewed 20 December 2017

So happy the train is back up and running. A great day out for the family and the kids never get tired of it. Take a picnic lunch with you to enjoy at Victoria Battery, or if you're feeling a bit more relaxed have a...More

Thank Lee D
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Reviewed 11 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
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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
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ashleywww
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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.
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