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The Bay of Islands Vintage Railway

Kawakawa, New Zealand
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Jane wrote a review Oct 2021
Te Puke, New Zealand125 contributions71 helpful votes
Absolutely great .. Anne's commentary was so informative and entertaining. Was so kind to travellers. First class experience. Choo choo.. Have been waiting so long to visit here after I had a call to my work place from staff ages ago.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Ross C wrote a review May 2021
Richmond, New Zealand264 contributions27 helpful votes
It was a sunny day and we enjoyed our ride on the train through town and out for a few km to the bridge and return with driver Kevin and guide Anne who are both volunteers. Anne provides a witty, well-informed commentary. Plenty of chances to taker photos both sides of the train.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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cf_bib wrote a review Dec 2020
Galway, Ireland143 contributions72 helpful votes
This was a great unexpected find. A train down a state highway. The lava-tree. And the very knowledgeable Anne. We learned a lot and had great fun.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Richard F wrote a review Sep 2020
Waitakere City, New Zealand597 contributions78 helpful votes
Running the 11 kilometers between Kawakawa nd Opua, this narrow gauge railway famously runs down the centre of Kawakawas main street before taking a more traditional track through farmland and bush on its 25 minute trip to the coast. With cafes at both ends, and enthusiastic volunteers to run the train, what more could kids of all ages desire..... Awaiting a new boiler for the 1927 steam engine - $350,000 required, so a diesel engine is currently pulling the carriages. Donations to speed up the return of Gabriel much appreciated!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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1dani021 wrote a review Sep 2020
Kerikeri, New Zealand32 contributions4 helpful votes
Headed down to Kawakawa for the afternoon to check out this neat little gem. Nice lunch at the railway cafe and then an enjoyable trip out to the countryside. Staff have a lot of knowledge of the local area, it’s always good to lean something new about our back yard. Would be keen to take visitors back when they visit
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Date of experience: September 2020
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