Bay Of Islands Vintage Railway, Kawakawa

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Take a fun journey on Bay Of Islands Vintage Railway, run by volunteers. This railway was the first in North Island, and is the only one in New Zealand to go through a town center. It passes Hundertwasser's toilets on way to the longest curved wooden bridge in the Southern Hemisphere, through beautiful countryside. It is the perfect activity for a family day, regardless of the weather. Check the website for the train timetable and other practical details. Use our Kawakawa sightseeing planner to arrange your visit to Bay Of Islands Vintage Railway and other attractions in Kawakawa.
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  • Absolutely great .. Anne's commentary was so informative and entertaining. Was so kind to travellers. First class experience. Choo choo.. Have been waiting so long to visit here after I had a call to....  more
    Absolutely great .. Anne's commentary was so informative and entertaining. Was so kind to travellers. First class experience. Choo choo.. Have been waiting so long to visit here after I had a call to....  more »
  • It was a sunny day and we enjoyed our ride on the train through town and out for a few km to the bridge and return with driver Kevin and guide Anne who are both volunteers. Anne provides a witty... 
    It was a sunny day and we enjoyed our ride on the train through town and out for a few km to the bridge and return with driver Kevin and guide Anne who are both volunteers. Anne provides a witty...  more »
  • This was a great unexpected find. A train down a state highway. The lava-tree. And the very knowledgeable Anne. We learned a lot and had great fun. 
    This was a great unexpected find. A train down a state highway. The lava-tree. And the very knowledgeable Anne. We learned a lot and had great fun.  more »
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  • Amazing. Wish the team all best to get the train back to opua! Bought couple souvenirs in gift shop, Great commentary. Food in the cafe was really good. I would of tried over hundred iced chocolate didn’t think it would be great in a train station. Highly recommend if in the area.
  • Did the short train ride from Kawakawa. Very interesting. The guard Anne was very knowledgeable. Very interesting local history. I wish them good luck with future plans of offering employment to 30 people once becomes commercial. Please support their efforts
  • Took the grandchildren on this. It was amazing and never seen them so quiet and fascinated. Very affordable and the people were really nice
  • Very nice and quirky
  • Guided on train had so much information to share. Well worth the trip to the longest curbed bridge in the Southern Hemisphere. They are working hard to get connection to the next town, relying on donations.

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