Timetable & Booking

From Monday 3rd February:

Weekends, public holidays and school holidays:

Departing Waihi - 09:45am  11:30am

Departing Waikino - 10:45am and 1:00pm

Term-time weekdays:

Departing Waihi - 11:30am

Departing Waikino - 1:00pm 

Please note: the 1:00 pm train does not return to Waikino.

Additional Trips

Wednesday 26 February

Departing Waihi - 1:45pm

Departing Waikino - 2:30pm (does not return to Waikino)

Thursday 5 March, Thursday 19 March

Departing Waihi - 9:45am

Departing Waikino - 10:45pm

Railway Closures

On the following days we will NOT be running any train services:

Fri, 25 Dec 2020 - Christmas Day.

Train Fare


Adults $20 return $15 one way
Children 5 to 16 yrs $12 return $10 one way
Children 2 - 4 yrs $2 return $1 one way
Children under 2 yrs FREE
Super Goldcard Holders $15 return $12 one way
Family concession of 2 adults and 2 children: $55 return $35 one way
Bikes $3 return $2 one way
  • Eftpos available at the station.
  • For group bookings of 20 or more, please call 07 863 9020 to discuss.
  • Education group concessions are available.
  • Wheelchair facilities are available at both stations, with a special passenger car available with at least two days' notice.
  • All our passenger cars and facilities are smoke free.
  • Dogs welcome; must be on a lead.

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Family Passes

Surprise your family and friends with a pre-paid Goldfields Railway Family Pass.

Ideal as a holiday-time, birthday or anniversary gift, it is a great way for those you love to enjoy a unique and pleasant journey, riding on one of New Zealand’s historic railways.

$55 provides a round-trip ticket for two adults and two children, which offers great value for families and friends. With delicious food available at the Waikino Station Café, and with the nearby Hauraki Rail Trail and Victoria Stamper Battery to be explored, the Family Pass gives its recipients a full day of fun and excitement.

Goldfields Railway Family Passes are available with our online booking system or at the ticket counter. Please ask one of our station attendants to purchase, or for more information.

Options are available to suit your particular needs.

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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