The Coromandel and the Bay of Plenty Travel Guide

The Coromandel and the Bay of Plenty Sights

Goldfields Railway

  • 30 Wrigley St., Waihi Map It
  • Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

This half-hour, 7-km (4.3-mile) heritage-train journey into the Karangahake Gorge follows part of the former Waihi to Paeroa line, built in 1905 after five years of challenging construction in the steep gorge country. The train travels from historic Waihi Railway Station to the Waikino Station Café, which, luckily, has great homemade food. Travel one way or return, or bring your bike–-from Waikino to Paeroa the former railway line now forms part of the Hauraki Rail Trail for bikers and walkers. Reservations for the train are recommended.

Sight Information


30 Wrigley St., Waihi, , Waikato, 3610, New Zealand

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Sight Details:

  • NZ$12 (one-way), NZ$18 (return)

Published 08/30/2016


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