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Gisborne City Vintage Railway

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great, volunteer run train that takes you out of Gisborne on a 100 year old restored steam train. Runs from the wharf for cruise ship passengers. Very helpful people in every carriage to give information. The train crosses the Gisborne airport runway which is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rarpos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We boarded the train from our cruise ship. It was a very good trip, showing very good views along the way including travelling across an airport runway. Very interesting guides. Good show by local school children, dancing some traditional dancing. Worth the money. Got off...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chrisste1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The train was a very good experience, and worth the time. We got a chance to see the scenery around Gisborne, crossed an active runway at the Gisborne airport, and got a chance to see local school children perform. The highlight was seen the last...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Werner B
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Beautifully restored locomotive and expertly refurbished coaches give a great afternoon out. The staff are all outstandingly accommodating and friendly; nothing was too much trouble from the traincrew to the stewards ensuring passengers of all ages had a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The journey is delightful...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank the_suttons_nz
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

As a group of 12 aged 2 to 67, we throughly enjoyed the experience from start to finish. Beautiful train and the service was great. We prepurchased our tickets which I recommend as you can then chose your seats. Being told you would be on...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank intootravel
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Decided to this today with my partner. It was a relatively fun day out. I enjoy steam power, it’s always been something cool. There were a lot of families and a few children just running about being irritating. Which got annoying. There was absolutely nothing...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank SilicoJack
Reviewed 20 February 2018

On recent visit to Gisborne went on this train ride with a local friend and my daughter. Was a wonderful afternoon out. The scenery was great and the air conditioned unit was a blessing on an extremely hot day. Wonderful asset for Gisborne and a...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Hilaryand Richa... J
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

The train is beautifully restored. Its a 45 minute journey 1 way and you get to see a few good landscapes on the way. The train stops at a place that is in the middle of no where but is a nice picnic spot. Do...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank arnyaaron
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

First up: Trains hold a fascination anywhere in the world for any boy between 6 and 99. If that isn't true for you then don't bother. It's a 45 Minute ride through some industrial areas, over the airport runway and crossing a river..... stop and...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Peter M
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The only left steam engine of this type, Wa165, now became the point of interest of the attraction, Steam Train Gisborne to Muriwai. The some 26kms trip take approx 35 minutes one way, and provide picnic break at Muriwai for half an hour before return...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank santo-trainsspotter7
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23 July 2016|
Response from 184gb | Reviewed this property |
There are two steep steps to get into the train carriage. Have a look at the gcvr website for more info.
Alan H
26 June 2016|
Response from Joanna W | Reviewed this property |
From what I can understand it only runs in the school holidays.