Goldfields Historic Railway

Open Daily 9am – 3pm.

NEW: Summer timetable for 2017-2018

We are adding a 4th trip from Boxing Day through until 30th April 2018 during School Holidays, Public Holidays and Weekends. Over this period the timetable will be:

Departs from WAIHI: 10am 11:45am 1:45pm 3:30pm
Departs from WAIKINO: 11am 1pm 2:30pm 4:30pm

NOTE: Due to the Waitekauri Bridge replacement work, we are currently CLOSED but aiming for reopening by Wednesday 13th December 2017 (or sooner).

Travel back in time and enjoy a ride on a heritage train with Goldfields Railway.  Journey between Waihi and Waikino at the eastern end of the spectacular Karangahake Gorge.

Experience a section of what used to be known as the East Coast Main Trunk Line which stretched from Auckland to Taneatua south of Te Puke. Enjoy an area rich in history, including historic goldmining which shaped much of this part of the Southern Coromandel.

Stay at Waihi Station

Overnight parking for motorhomes and caravans.

...or stay at TRAXX Accommodation Shunters Cottage.

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Boarding the train at Waihi Station

Enjoy an affordable old fashioned adventure with the whole family!

Timetable & Fares

Waihi Railway Station

Have fun while learning about our rich history and heritage...

Our History

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Our Volunteers

Volunteers are an integral part of Goldfields Railway. The Society was built by volunteers in 1980, and is still being run by volunteers today.

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News & Events: Waitekauri Bridge Replacement - Update

Below are some more updated photos of the bridge replacement. Photo: Some remaining hardwood beams to be removed before new steel bridge is inserted. ...

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Some remaining hardwood beams to be removed before new steel bridge is inserted.