Pricing and Conditions

Adult $15.00 - $40.00
(16 year(s) and under)
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Return fares:- Intl Gold Card $30; Adult $40; school child $15; Toddlers (0-2) free; family $85 (defined as 2 adults & up to 3 children): Single one-way trip adult $20; child $10. Bicycles on the Cycle Train Connection $10 one-way, $15 Return

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Toddlers, aged under 3 travel for free. All children must be accompanied by an Adult. Senior pricing applies for passengers over 65 years of age, with proof of age (passport or ID). Groups or Special Charter trains are available on request. Group discounts apply. Dogs on lead are welcome. Please check website for operating schedule and train timetable (varies between seasons). Bikes are carried at cyclists risk. Bike carrying capacity limited, so must be booked.

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100% Refund if Trains Cancelled. 100% Refund if customer cancels, up to 30 minutes before journey starts (except for Group bookings). No Refund if for mechanical reason the engine operating on the day is changed from Steam to Deisel. No Refund for delays in schedule due to engine or mechanical failure.

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Experience the nostalgia of vintage railway and our flagship steam engine Gabriel. The 90-minute scenic journey takes you back in time and also lets you experience the beauty and magic of the bay of islands like no other experience. Open air and indoor seated carriages provide the perfect all-weather activity; fun for families, senior's and sightseers alike. Local guides talk to the history and point out rare and endangered birds and native flora. Trains run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday all year, and every day in school and public holidays. 5 days, Thursday-Sunday, across our Autumn & Spring schedules (March-May & Sept-Nov), and 7 days in Summer (Dec-Feb). Special charter trains, group bookings & cyclists welcome.

Opening times

Business hours:
Kawakawa Station: Monday-Friday 9-4pm, Sat-Sunday 9-2pm.
Months of operation:
All months of the year


120 Gillies Street, Kawakawa, New Zealand.

plane Proximity to airport:
30km to Kerikeri Airport.
bus Proximity to coach terminal:
1km to coach drop off.
decisions Proximity to town:
1 minute from Central Kawakawa. 20 minutes from Paihia. 40 minutes from Whangarei. 25 minutes from Kerikeri (BOI) Airport.

Language support

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  Written Spoken
Chinese (Simplified) YES NO
French YES NO
German YES NO
Japanese YES NO
Korean YES NO

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