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What a find, we were out for a drive and needed to find a place to have lunch with kids. The old train station in helensville was alive with people. The kids had books and toys to enjoy while we waited. The food was great,...More
I have visited this station several times over recent years. Its former refreshment rooms have become a popular Ginger Crunch cafe. Other facilities include a well-stocked River Cottage Antiques, Art on Track Gallery and Nature's Palette gifts and home decor. Nearby is the new Helensville...More
This cafe was well presented, clean and historically interesting. The staff were attentive and charming. However, the coffee was poorly made, flavourless and made with tainted milk. The cabinet food less than appetising unless you have a really sweet tooth.
We came across this charming small museum totally by chance when driving along State Highway 16 towards Auckland. The two volunteers manning it on the day of our visit were very friendly, helpful and informative. I have some background in railway signalling and it was...More