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Goldfields Railway

Waihi, New Zealand
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robert w wrote a review May 2021
Auckland, New Zealand213 contributions68 helpful votes
A thoroughly enjoyable experience riding aboard the Goldfields Railway... we spent about 3 hours in all on the experience and it was great fun. :-) :-)
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Anthony G wrote a review Apr 2021
Wellington, New Zealand1090 contributions206 helpful votes
Good little train journey that allows you to sit outside and take in the local views and also get a bit of does of history on the town mad how they used to love. We went from Waihi to Waikino, went for a bit of a walk down the cycle route before lunch at the train station cafe and back on the return leg. Good little journey and way to spend an afternoon.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Travelcc wrote a review Jan 2021
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The train ride is a great addition to the cycle track so you don’t have to cycle the whole way! The people sort the bikes and you can book tickets online or in person at the ticket booth! The ride is slow as the train doesn’t go fast but very pleasant ride!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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C L wrote a review Oct 2020
Auckland, New Zealand47 contributions14 helpful votes
Option A (with kids aged 5-8): Park up at Waihi Station at 11am (Wrigley St), bike in leisurely fashion to Waikino, lunch at the old gold battery, have a corn fritter at Waikino Station, catch the 2:30 train back to Waihi, drinks at Waihi Beach by 4. Option B (with kids aged 9-12): As with Option A, except park up an hour or so earlier and bike down with a bit more purpose to Karangahake Gorge then back up to Waikino again. Option C (kid-free) As with Option A, except park up half an hour earlier, stop for an energising beer at Waikino Station on the way down and lunch with recovery beers at Waikino Hotel on the way back. A sustaining beer at Waikino Station prior to the 2:30 train. If you need bikes then Adventure Bike Hire will drop off and pick-up wherever you like @ $40 per bike per day. Waihi to Waikino is downhill, but the gradient's not big either way. Get into it.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Dean BJ Martin wrote a review Mar 2020
Hobart, Australia280 contributions75 helpful votes
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Only found the train by chance driving through Waihi and did the return trip. Very few people give pandemic. Staff at the station were great and the trip enjoyable albeit not overly long. River views along the way and we spotted kingfishers and birds of prey. Lunch was provided as part of our ticket which came out quickly when we arrived. Great coffee and toasted sandwiches. Well worth supporting to ensure it lives on. We had a good walk at the turn around point. Plenty to read and see.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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