Bay of Islands Vintage Railway

Things to do

Experience the Bay of Islands by vintage rail. Historic stops, breathtaking views and fun for the whole family. A must-see Northland experience on the oldest railway line in the North Island (1867). A 90-minute scenic river journey, Kawakawa to Opua.

Experience the nostalgia of vintage railway and our flagship steam engine Gabriel.

The 90-minute scenic journey takes you back in time and also lets you experience the beauty and magic of the bay of islands like no other experience. Open air and indoor seated carriages provide the perfect all-weather activity; fun for families, senior's and sightseers alike.

Local guides talk to the history and point out rare and endangered birds and native flora. Trains run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday all year, and every day in school and public holidays.

5 days, Thursday-Sunday, across our Autumn & Spring schedules (March-May & Sept-Nov), and 7 days in Summer (Dec-Feb).

Special charter trains, group bookings & cyclists welcome.

How to Find Us
From $15 – $40


120 Gillies Street
Kawakawa Kawakawa
New Zealand

Opening Times

Kawakawa Station: Monday-Friday 9-4pm, Sat-Sunday 9-2pm.

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