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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  • We had travelled from Australia early January to visit my parents in Whangarei.We had two grandchildren with us so were looking for something everyone would enjoy. My parents had lived in Whangarei al...  more »
  • Our 10yo was very keen to ride the train but I have to say that we all loved it. Can't wait to go back one day when all the extensions etc are open. The train itself was great - but also great was the...  more »
  • This rail ride is very different you go down the middle of the main street where cars hi when the train is not on the road. Great experience. We were on the foot plate with Richard, had a great time a...  more »
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  • One of the oldest railways in New Zealand. The volunteers have done an amazing job. The trip is well organized with a running commentary. The cafe has nice food and coffee at reasonable prices. Great family outing. In peak season trains run daily. Best check if in the off season.
  • Absolutely love this trip! History, scenery, great guides along the way. I look forward to it going through to Opua.
  • This was a highlight of our visit to Northland. The latest Google reviews are true - the train ride and commentary are delightful. The coffee at the station cafe is also very good.
  • If you are a train lover or even if you are not that into it, pay a visit to this place! Got there by chance and ended up having a tour by one of the volunteers (He showed us around and explained everything about the trains that you can see). Even better if you can go on a ride in one of those beautiful machines!
  • Perfect day out on the rails, the people who run it are very friendly and informative, learned loads about the area and the railway! Hope they get the extension finished as when we come back to New Zealand, we will be visiting again!
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