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Address: 30 Wrigley Street, Waihi 3610, New Zealand
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Time to slow down and enjoy the trip

Riding the GVR is always a lovely way to spend an hour or two. The trip through the Karangahake Gorge is scenic with river and farm views. A reminder of a more gentle era and a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Paeroa, New Zealand
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Paeroa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Riding the GVR is always a lovely way to spend an hour or two. The trip through the Karangahake Gorge is scenic with river and farm views. A reminder of a more gentle era and a chance to slow down and enjoy the view. A snack or meal at the café at Waikino tops off a very pleasant outing. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Fun experience for families with the option of sitting inside or outside. The volunteers were really friendly and entertained the kids by pointing out interesting items hiding along the railway line. Good value for money. Lovely cafe with home baking in the restored Waikino Station at the end was worth the trip alone.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

A huge thanks to the volunteers on duty who allowed our daughter to ride up front with the driver. She was chuffed to bits and the driver was so lovely with her, even letting her honk the horn on the return trip. Lovely scenic trip and waving at the cars and trucks to get them to honk their horns was... More 

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Konstanz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Thi railway project is run by volunteers and it is definitely worth doing the trip. The train ride is an absolut slwo down experience - best to start into holiday from a stressful work! :-)

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Thank Susanne900
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I have recently resided near the Waikino station where this train stops and my elderly parents came to visit over the Summer. My father is quite immobile so finding things for him to do required thought. My father loves trains so we spent a wonderful afternoon on the sedate and quaint ride from Waikino to Waihi and back again followed... More 

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Wellington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Today we (3 adults and 4 children) had the pleasure of traveling on the train to Waihi and what a wonderful experience it was. We would highly recommend this trip to anyone with children as the journey is the perfect length of time to captivate and entertain them. The volunteers onboard were a wealth of knowledge and most interesting to... More 

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Memories are sometimes the most valuable thing that we can own. Today our family created some of, what will become, some of he most treasured memories in our life. The train ride was fun! The staff were outstanding. ' you're a legend George'. This is a great trip for kids. The view is great. The waikino train station was lovely,... More 

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Thank philfi2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Really good value trip on the diesel hauled train. Friendly staff (mainly volunteers) preserving a piece of NZ history. If you have a bike for the bike trail better still.

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Thank Billpendlebury
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip on the train. It was well worth it. The staff were very friendly. 30 mins on the train was just the right amount of time for the kids. We got to get off for 40mins and walk through some bush tracks and over the river was just beautiful and intriguing for all of us. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Very friendly staff who are keen to share their passion for trains and history of the Rail way. A special thing to do with great walks and cafes in the gorge.

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