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“waikino station”(12 reviews)
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30 Wrigley Street, Waihi 3610, New Zealand
+64 7-863 9020
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

We went on this trip while on our honeymoon back in Feb. My husband has a soft spot for trains and gold mining history, so this was a great combination for him. We started at waihi and finished at waikino. I would recommend the ice...More

1  Thank eowynk
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Goldfields Railway is part of Waihi's unique heritage experience. Originally built to service the local gold mining industry, the railway became part of the Eastern Main Trunk Line in the 1920s and was in service until the late 1970s. There are some great views along...More

Thank BeatnikBedouin
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Took our grandson on a return ride and he loved it. Large cuddly toys in carriages for the children which is a nice touch. The open air carriage was fun even in the rain. Waihi station had old rail memorabilia the the children could play...More

Thank KomfortablyNumb
Reviewed 18 March 2018

7km of the old main line now run as a tourist railway in the area of gold mining and gorge/gorgeous scenery. If you are passing by stop at one end, draw lots as to who takes the car to the other end and the rest...More

2  Thank rogerrobert98
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Started in Waihi and ended in Waikino Takes about 1/2 an hour The train was built in the 1930’s Great if you want something to do with your children and even for something to do on a rainy day We had lunch at the half...More

Thank JefftheChef55
Reviewed 17 February 2018

We decided to go on a return trip on Goldfields Railway from Waihi to Waikino and booked our tickets online, as it was during school term a minimum of 4 people need to be travelling for the train to run, we need not have worried...More

Thank paullegate
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

I can not speak highly enough of this train ride. My 3 children (2,3 and 4) all enjoyed his experience. They loved being able to go out the back of the train and stand in the open air carriages. It wasn’t the best day in...More

Thank Ems_Hame
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

We were taken here on a day trip from Tauranga. The ride is thirty minutes each direction. A nice eating place is available during the 45 minute turnaround stop.

Thank Mike I
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Everyone in Waihi and Waikino should take a trip on this heritage train. A quaint journey with friendly informative staff. Interesting museum to visit and learn more about the gold industry. Would recommend allowing at least 2 hours to do the journey and the museum....More

Thank Diane N
Chris C, Director of Sales at Goldfields Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2018

Hi guys thank you so much for the kind words. Hopefully we will see you again (currency exchange gods allowing). Hope the UK is not too cold, a balmy 27 Deg c here today. Stay well. GFR team.

Reviewed 19 December 2017

So happy the train is back up and running. A great day out for the family and the kids never get tired of it. Take a picnic lunch with you to enjoy at Victoria Battery, or if you're feeling a bit more relaxed have a...More

Thank Lee D
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17 December 2014|
Response from Chris C | Property representative |
Absolutely the trail begins at waihi station from Waikino it begins over the river. A 5 min walk away. You can take bikes on the train.