Fodor's Expert Review Driving Creek Railway

Coromandel Town Family

The late Barry Brickell's narrow gauge railway, built so the potter could access special clay found at the top of a steep forested slope, has become a major tourist attraction. Trains make several one-hour trips each day, taking in a viaduct, three tunnels, a spiral, and a switchback through native forest, eventually climbing to the Eyefull Tower and viewing platform. The railway also funds a reforestation program and a 1.6-acre fenced wildlife sanctuary. The latest on-site addition is Coromandel Zip Line Tours, a three-hour experience encompassing eight zip lines. Advanced booking is advised; it's essential during peak summer months.

Family Train/Train Station

Quick Facts

380 Driving Creek Rd.
Coromandel, Waikato  3506, New Zealand


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: NZ$35 rail tour, NZ$127 zip line

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