Level 1 Operations

We are operating our normal Level 1 operations.

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, or signing in manually if on Goldfields Railway premises. 

Please help us fight the spread of COVID-19.  

Timetable & Booking

During Alert Level 1 (from 21 June 2021):



Departing Waihi -  9:45am, 11:30am

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

Please not that the 1:00pm train from Waikino is the last train for the day


Departing Waihi - 9:45am, 11:30am, 1:45

Departing Waikino - 10:45am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm

Please note that the 2:30pm train from Waikino is the last train for the day

MINIRAIL:  Open Sunday 27 June 2021

10:00am - 12:00pm

12:30pm - 2:00pm

Weekdays - Train runs

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:

Departing Waihi -  11:30am

Departing Waikino -  1:00pm

Please note that the 1:00pm train from Waikino is the last train for the day


Adults and children 12 years and older to wear masks

Passengers to look for Guards with Hi Viz for assistance

Wheelchair bookings need to be done 3 days in advance

Railway Closures

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

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