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 the aspirations of both the history buff and the railway enthusiast.

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