Timetable & Booking

WEEKDAYS: One train each day apart from Wednesdays when we close for maintenance work.

Departing Waihi - 11:45am

Departing Waikino - 1:00pm

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



Departing Waihi - 10:00am, 11:45am and 1:45pm

Departing Waikino - 11:00am,1:00pm and 2:30pm

Please note: the 2:30 pm train does not return to Waikino.

Railway Closures

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

We will be CLOSED for maintenance every Wednesday from 1 May 2019 through to the end of September 2019, except during the July school holidays.

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.
  • 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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Ride / Lunch Package

Train Ride:
Leaving Waihi at 11:45am, take the heritage train ride through the beautiful pastoral landscape along the Ohinemuri River to Waikino; be back in Waihi for 1:30pm.

Enjoy a beautiful pre-set lunch at Waikino Station Cafe: bacon & egg slice, ham & cheese toastie, a sweet and tea or coffee. Eat in the friendly cozy café or take your lunch onto the Tauranga Dining Car.

Package Price

Adults: $28.50
Gold Card holders: $24.50

Package available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday during school term-time.

Save 20% on normal ticket prices and get a cracking good lunch as well!