We aim to keep this timetable updated and current at all times.

Please note temporary closures:

  • In order to complete the Waitete Bridge upgrade, there has been a scheduled close-down of the railway from Monday 20 April 2015. However, due to variable weather conditions affecting concrete pours and cure times since then, we cannot give a fixed date for our railway re-opening. We hope to be open again by the 8th of June 2015, however we will need to wait several weeks for an exact date to be established.
  • We will be closed for routine maintenance throughout August 2015.

Every Weekend, School Holidays and Public Holidays:

  • Departs from WAIHI:                10am     11:45am     1:45pm
  • Departs from WAIKINO:           11am       1:00pm     2:30pm

School Term

During the school term we run one train daily between Monday to Friday which is subject to viable numbers - please ring the station on 07 863 9020 to advise how many passengers plan to use the train.

  • Departs from WAIHI:             11:45am
  • Departs from WAIKINO:          1:00pm

2015 School Term Dates

  • Term 1: Mon 2 February to Thu 2 April
  • Term 2: Mon 20 April to Fri 3 July
  • Term 3: Mon 20 July to Fri 25 September
  • Term 4: Mon 12 October to Wed 16 December

Group Bookings

Group Bookings of 20 or more are welcome to use our full timetable set up for Weekends, School Holidays and Public Holidays during the school term with prior arrangement - please ring the station on 07 863 9020 to enquire.

Please Note:

  • Times are subject to change without notice.
  • The trains between Waihi and Waikino take 30 minutes to cover the 6.5km journey.
  • Tickets, souvenirs and light refreshments available at Waihi Station.
  • Morning tea, lunch and refreshments available at Waikino Station.
  • All enquiries please phone Waihi Station (07) 863 9020.
  • Special bookings can be made for groups of 20 plus

Our train service operates entirely on voluntary staff.

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