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Driving Creek Railway

Coromandel, New Zealand
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About Driving Creek Railway
Climb aboard for a captivating one-hour and fifteen minute railway journey and be inspired by the story of one man’s lifetime passion to bring Art, Conservation and Engineering together to create Driving Creek. Your train driver will entertain you with the story of Barry Brickell and how this amazing place came to be, as your tram winds its way up to the EyeFull Tower lookout, traveling through a native forest of regenerating kauri, rimu and ferns. Hear how pottery has played an important role in creating Driving Creek and of our work to return the Driving Creek property to pre-European times as we travel over large viaducts, through tunnels and reversing points. Spy hidden gems along the way, unique pottery sculptures and artworks. This is much more than a railway journey. Suitable for all ages. An all weather activity.
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Join us on our railway journey and be inspired by the story of one man’s lifetime passion to bring Art, Conservation and Engineering together to create Driving Creek.

Your train driver will entertain you with the story of Barry Brickell and how this amazing place came to be, as your tram winds its way up to the EyeFull Tower lookout, traveling through a native forest of regenerating kauri, rimu and ferns.

Hear how pottery has played an important role in creating Driving Creek and of our work to return the Driving Creek property to pre-European times as we travel over large viaducts, through tunnels and reversing points.

Spy hidden gems along the way, unique pottery sculptures and artworks. This is much more than a railway journey. Suitable for all ages. An all weather activity.
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Rae G wrote a review May 2022
Hawkes Bay, New Zealand13 contributions3 helpful votes
An enjoyable experience with commentory on the history of the area and the railway. Good wheelchair access and friendly helpful staff at the ticket office too.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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WOPRI wrote a review Apr 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand6 contributions
The overall experience complete with the history behind the development of the place makes it not only an enjoyable experience but also an education. The views at the top are just absolutely stunning - we were lucky we went on a beautiful day. Highly recommended to families of all ages.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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AeroMedic wrote a review Mar 2022
Kihikihi, New Zealand99 contributions11 helpful votes
Driving Creek Zipline was amazing, thanks to Summer and Angus for a fun time, we felt very safe and in good hands, its also important that this is a charitable trust and the money we pay goes into looking after the environment. We highly recommend you visit them
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Date of experience: March 2022
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WendyMcP59 wrote a review Mar 2022
Pukekohe East, Auckland, New Zealand22 contributions10 helpful votes
We have done this tour years ago but enjoyed it the second time round just as much. Good commentary from the train driver as we went along and plenty of photo opportunities. Great views from the Eyefull Tower as it was a lovely sunny day. Very enjoyable.
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Simon D wrote a review Jan 2022
Auckland, New Zealand645 contributions40 helpful votes
Staying at Whitianga and having a spare day, we decided to book a trip on the railway (bought the ticket online) and take the short trip up to Coromandel Town. Having a little time before the 3:45pm departure we walked the short 5 min trail to the goldmine and wildlife sanctuary through the bush track and then looked through some of the small selection of local pottery works. The train ride was excellent and at $74 for two of us for 1 hr and 15 mins return ride, we thought this was ok value as it's a unique piece of local history, and Russell our guide was excellent. Very knowledgeable, accommodating and at the Eyeful Tower gave a great rundown on some of the history as well as the guided info talk on the way up. The only downside for us, was the shop closed just before we left on the train, so no refreshments.
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Date of experience: January 2022
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