Driving Creek Railway and Potteries, Coromandel


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.

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Contact Information

Tel: 07 866 8703

Web: https://dcrail.nz

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).

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