Suitable for all ages
This place is famous for its train but there’s a lot more to it than this! Bush, recycled treasures, hidden pieces of humour and great views of the surrounding Coromandel are also up for grabs on a visit here.
Take a picnic if you’re there over lunchtime or stop off at the Driving Creek Cafe on your way there/back to pick up food (this cafe is NOT onsite but approx 160metres down the road).
TOP TIP: Booking the train during the summer season is essential – best to do this at least 2 days before your visit. You can do this by phone or email: [email protected]
Train rides during the winter season are not guaranteed so ask/phone before you pay to go in.
There are special seats for kids under 4 years old but these are limited, so it’s a really good idea to tell the staff member when you’re booking, how old your kids are, so they can ensure the right seats are available for you.
Related tagsOutside, The Coromandel, Waikato
Tel: 07 866 8703
Address: 380 Driving Creek Rd, Coromandel
Open: daily 9.15am – 5pm (closed Christmas Day and Anzac Day morning)
Trains operate at 10.15am, 11.30am, 12.45pm, 2pm and 3.15pm all year (subject to a minimum number of adult passengers). Extra trains operate at 9am, 4.30pm & 5.45pm in the summer (subject to a minimum number of adult passengers). Arrival 20 minutes before train departure is essential.
Prices: Adults $35, Kids $13 (4-16yrs), under 4s are free. Family pass $83 (2A & 2K + $7/extra kid).