Level 2 Operations

We are operating from 10 September 2021  under Level 2 operations.

Depart Waihi

Monday & Tuesday:  11:30am

Wednesday: CLOSED

Thursday & Friday: 11:30am

Saturday  & Sunday:  9:45am, 11:30am

Depart Waikino

Monday & Tuesday: 1:00pm

Wednesday: CLOSED

Thursday & Friday: 1:00pm

Saturday & Sunday: 10:45am & 1:00pm

The public SHOULD be wearing masks when they cannot social distance. Children under 12 do not have to wear masks. ALL GOLDFIELDS STAFF ON THE TRAIN SHOULD WEAR A MASK. Everyone should be using the signing in app (QR), or signing in manually if on Goldfields Railway premises. 

Please help us fight the spread of COVID-19.  

Goldfields Railway Society

Goldfields Railway Incorporated was established in 1980 to preserve the rail heritage of the local area with the Society being based on the old Waihi Railway Station. It is registered under the Incorporated Societies Act as well as being a registered charity.

Since that time the Society has grown to now operate a popular tourist railway between Waihi and Waikino, and caters for families and kids - young or young-at-heart!

Its objectives are not only to preserve this part of the nation’s rail heritage, but also to preserve the railway as an essential part of the Waihi district historical identity.

Today the Society’s objectives are little changed form the original concepts in that it caters for those people interested both in the tourism operation, plus the preservation and reconstruction of railway artifacts. The 30-minute trip between Waihi and Waikino travels along the original rail bed alongside the Ohinemuri River with views not only of fabulous scenery, but many of the original mining operation historical sites not visible from State Highway Two.

Society Membership

Your membership of the Society will help maintain our heritage fleet, preserving the past for the future generations, ensuring lots of fun and fellowship. As a financial member you will receive half fare off when traveling on the train. Membership is from the 1 July - 30 June.

Membership Form

Ohinemuri Explorer Package


This is the perfect way to keep the kids engaged for hours, a day, or even a weekend:


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Ohinemuri Explorer Package