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Gisborne City Vintage Railway

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The Engine House, 109 Customhouse Street, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
+64 6-867 0385
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Beautifully restored locomotive and expertly refurbished coaches give a great afternoon out. The... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
the_suttons_nz
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Rotorua, New Zealand
Fabulous afternoon out.

As a group of 12 aged 2 to 67, we throughly enjoyed the experience from start to finish. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
intootravel
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New Zealand
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The Engine House, 109 Customhouse Street, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
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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

Thank the_suttons_nz
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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

Thank intootravel
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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

Thank SilicoJack
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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

Thank Hilaryand Richa... J
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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

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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

Thank Peter M
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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

Thank santo t
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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

A group of 16 us went on the Vintage Train. We all had a great time & enjoyed the ride. However as a tourist attraction it is very disappointed to see the rubbish(rotting couches & beds etc) piled up along side the tracks. Come on...More

Thank 01Tricky
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

A good outing for a couple of hours, but the scenery isn't that great for those that have seen a little of gisborne. Hopefully they'll extend the line in the future.

Thank GarethG29
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I was given a ticket for Christmas to go on the 2-hour steam train trip, seated in the vintage train carriage. Note that this carriage has no air conditioning, however, the seats can be flipped over to face forward for both parts of the trip....More

Thank G B
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stretch7250
23 July 2016|
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Response from G B | Reviewed this property |
There are two steep steps to get into the train carriage. Have a look at the gcvr website for more info.
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Alan H
26 June 2016|
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Response from Joanna W | Reviewed this property |
From what I can understand it only runs in the school holidays.
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