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Glenbrook Vintage Railway

Waiuku, New Zealand
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About Glenbrook Vintage Railway
New Zealand's Premier Heritage Train Attraction. PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR OPERATING AND EVENT DATES. Based near Waiuku, Auckland we offer a variety of experience on selected dates: Steam Train Rides - First Class High-Tea style experience - Day Out with Thomas - Christmas Lights - New Zealand and Overseas Rail Tours
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Ayush45 wrote a review Apr 2021
Panipat, India287 contributions10 helpful votes
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Best place to visit if you love traveling on the vintage train. Hauled by vintage locomotives and the station is very well maintained by giving it a vintage look. When the train leaves the station you get a chance to do the jigger rides which is total fun.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Tintin4 wrote a review Jan 2021
Woodhill, New Zealand233 contributions71 helpful votes
Absolute BEST experience. We prebooked the First Class Experience online and took the trip with my partner, two adult sons and my mother-in-law. We all absolutely loved it and were able to reminisce our previous train rides (both vintage and not so vintage). Sadly the 'usual' engine was receiving care but that in no way diminished the occasion. The diesel engine is still vintage and beautifully presented plus you get to walk around the other engines in the maintenance shed. Simply enjoyable for all ages. Staff (volunteers) are dressed impeccably....all enthusiastic and so friendly. Wonderful to see such a diverse age group excitedly playing the part. The high tea on the parlour car is all you expect and more. Just loved it and look forward to this group of enthusiasts extending the line even further. The station, cafe, gift shop and restrooms all just delightful. Even the luggage cart is on theme and brings a smile to your face. Certainly not as extensive as the likes of The Plains Museuem (Ashburton) or Pleasant Point Railway (Timaru) but an absolute asset to the Auckland area all the same. Be sure to check the Glenbrook Vintage Railway website for upcoming events...and prebook the First Class service because it will be sold out if you expect to walk up. Note plenty of other seats on walk up but the Parlour Carriage is the shizz!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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yobbo52 wrote a review Dec 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand51 contributions24 helpful votes
Took our 2 year old grandson here as he loves "choo choo's". Unfortunately the steam locomotive was out of action (which we knew before going), but we had an equally fun time on the trip to Waiuku and back being drawn by one of the old diesel locos! Cost for two adults was $40.00 (wee man was free) which we were happy to pay, as the railway is run by volunteers and funded through these fees and donations. Staff were really friendly and happy to answer any questions. Got a couple of packs of sandwiches and 2 drinks from the cafe costing $12.00 which we thought was good value (compared to central city prices). Nice wee souvenir shop, but not really a lot of options available at the time of our visit. All in all a really lovely day out in the countryside.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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punkingirl2013 wrote a review Nov 2020
Auckland, New Zealand209 contributions33 helpful votes
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For young and old who like trains - especially vintage trains pulled by a steam engine. "Special" days are great with other things on offer. The Christmas lights are well worth a trip down from Auckland.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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MissTinkerbelle wrote a review Feb 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand150 contributions57 helpful votes
My partner is a train geek so we planned this to coincide with being in Auckland. We had a great time looking at the workshop and going on the steam trian. The volunteers have done such a geat job at maintining this wee stretch of railway nostalgia.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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