Pricing and Conditions

Adult $18.00
Other charges angle-down

Gold Card - $15. Family - $40 - 2 Adults & 2 Children.


The Bay of Islands Vintage Railway was established in the late 1980's to operate a scenic tourist railway between Kawakawa and Opua. At 11.5 kilometers, it is one of the longest heritage railway lines in New Zealand, and contains 14 bridges and an 80-metre tunnel. It is one of the of the only railways in the world where a steam train runs in the middle of a state highway. Trains currently run between Kawakawa & Taumarere on a Friday, Saturday & Sunday & daily during the school holidays. Gabriel, the steam engine, runs every saturday & sunday & Friday & Monday during the school holidays.

Opening times

Business hours:
Months of operation:
All months of the year


Railway Street, Kawakawa, New Zealand.

plane Proximity to airport:
30 minute drive from Kerikeri Airport.
bus Proximity to coach terminal:
Buses stop at junction of SH1 & SH10 at Johnson Park.
decisions Proximity to town:
Starts in centre of Kawakawa.

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