Driving Creek Railway

380 Driving Creek Rd, Coromandel


This train ride is one of the most popular in New Zealand.

Passengers on the Double Decker bridge enjoying the ride through New Zealand's native forest

Enjoy a 1 hour return trip on this scenic narrow gauge mountain railway. Travel through regenerating and replanted native kauri forest where unique pottery sculptures line the track. The train includes 2 spirals, 3 short tunnels, 5 reversing points and several large viaducts as it climbs up the hill to the Eyefull Tower. (shown below)

At the top there are panoramic views out over the island-studded Hauraki Gulf.

Before your return trip your driver will explain about the man who originally built the railway to bring clay to his potteries and wood to fire the kilns.

As well as browsing the pottery complex (under reconstruction 2016 -2017) you may also want to spend some time in the craft shop viewing the finished works for sale. There is also a selection of well-researched material on local history and ecology as well as a variety of souvenirs for sale.

Suitable for all ages and weather conditions.

Adults:     $35
Children:  $13 (4 to 16 years)
                  Under 4 years old free (*Special seating conditions apply)
Family:     $83 (2 adults and 2 children- 4 to 16 years)

                  with extra children $7.00 per child. (example 2A+3C = $90)

Seniors:   $32 (65 yrs plus)
Students: $32 (valid tertiary student ID is required for this discount)

rain Timetable: (2016-2017)


We will run trips for 2 or more Adults at the following times: 

Please arrive 20 minutes prior to departure time


Summer: (1Oct 16 to 30 April 17) 9:00am, 10:15am, 11:30am, 12:45pm, 2pm, 3:15pm, 4.30pm and 5.45pm. Call us to check seat availability for these times.

Winter: (1 May 17 to 30 Sept 17)

10:15am, 11:30am, 12:45pm, 2pm, 3:15pm and 4.30pm

Call us to check seat availability for these times.



380 Driving Creek Rd, Coromandel

Opening Hours:

Summer: (1Oct to 30April) 9:00am 10:15am 11:30am 12:45pm 2pm 3:15pm 4.30pm 5.45pm.

Winter: (1May to 30Sept) 10:15am 11:30am 12:45pm 2pm 3:15pm 4.30pm


08-003 27245

078-668 703


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