Bay Of Islands Vintage Railway, Kawakawa

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Tour · Scenic Railroad
Take a fun journey on Bay Of Islands Vintage Railway, run by volunteers. This railway was the first in North Island, and is the only one in New Zealand to go through a town center. It passes Hundertwasser's toilets on way to the longest curved wooden bridge in the Southern Hemisphere, through beautiful countryside. It is the perfect activity for a family day, regardless of the weather. Check the website for the train timetable and other practical details. Use our Kawakawa sightseeing planner to arrange your visit to Bay Of Islands Vintage Railway and other attractions in Kawakawa.
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  • Running the 11 kilometers between Kawakawa nd Opua, this narrow gauge railway famously runs down the centre of Kawakawas main street before taking a more traditional track through farmland and bush...  more »
  • Headed down to Kawakawa for the afternoon to check out this neat little gem. Nice lunch at the railway cafe and then an enjoyable trip out to the countryside. Staff have a lot of knowledge of the...  more »
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  • One of the oldest railways in New Zealand. The volunteers have done an amazing job. The trip is well organized with a running commentary. The cafe has nice food and coffee at reasonable prices. Great family outing. In peak season trains run daily. Best check if in the off season.
  • Absolutely love this trip! History, scenery, great guides along the way. I look forward to it going through to Opua.

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