Driving Creek Railway and Potteries

New Zealand's only narrow-gauge mountain railway journey climbing through regenerating native Kauri forest. Unique pottery sculptures and tile murals line the track with spectacular views over the Hauraki Gulf from the 'Eyefull Tower'. Pottery sales.


$32.00 - $35.00
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Enjoy a scenic one hour return train ride on this world-class mountain railway. Travel through regenerating and replanted native Kauri forest with unique pottery sculptures and tile murals lining the track. The railway includes 2 spirals, 3 short tunnels, 5 reversing points and several large bridges taking you to the top of the hill. The 'Eyefull Tower' lookout building gives spectacular views over the Hauraki Gulf & Islands.
Your driver will tell the story of the man who originally built the railway to bring clay to the potteries and wood to the kilns.
Pottery, souvenirs and books for sale. Exceptional outdoor art works on display and ask to visit the predator free wildlife sanctuary.
Suitable for all ages and weather conditions.

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Physical address

380 Driving Creek Road, Coromandel Town, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $32.00 - $35.00
(16 year(s) and under)
Other charges:
Adults $35, Seniors (65yrs+) $32, Children (4-16yrs) $13, Children under 4 Free, Family (2A + 2C) $83 & extra children $7
Further pricing information:
Wheelchair access - please advise when booking

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
2 3/4 hour drive from Auckland
Proximity to town:
3km North of Coromandel Town

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Opening times

Business hours:
Multiple tours running daily. Refer to website for full details. This activity is extremely popular, especially over summer - please book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Months of operation:
All months of the year

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