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Glenbrook Vintage Railway

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Address: Glenbrook Station | Glenbrook, Auckland, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9 236 3546
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Great fun!

Took a ride with the family including elderly parents. Everybody absolutely loved it. On the way back you do a little stopover at the railway yard where you can take pics with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Took a ride with the family including elderly parents. Everybody absolutely loved it. On the way back you do a little stopover at the railway yard where you can take pics with Thomas the Tank Engine.

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hawaii
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

it takes a bit of effort to get there down numerous roads. but is well done, authentic, unique experience, train lovers delight.

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Paeroa, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We've been visiting GVR pretty much annually for close to 30 years and have always enjoyed it. The volunteers do a great job of creating an authentic vintage experience; dressing appropriately, despite the heat and maintaining the steam engines and vintage carriages. Take a picnic and enjoy a wonderful family day out. Children will love the playground and adults will... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This railway experience offers fun and excitement for a whole range of people and for different reasons! We recently made the round trip from Glenbrook to Waiuku and back. The older members of the family could reminisce about their memories of old steam trains and the younger ones learnt about how railways work as they talked to their family and... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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42 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Took my ASD train-obsessed nephew and my 3 year old train-mad son and had a great day. Have been a few times and it's always good. $NZ30 for a day pass is good value. We did the 11am return trip and then on the 1230 got off at Waiuku and went to the playground and for a walk and had... More 

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Perth, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We boarded the steam train in Glenbrook at the restored station. All the staff were dressed in period costume which made you feel that you had really travelled back in time. The weather was beautiful so we opted to travel in an open air carriage for the half hour journey to Waiuku. The station masters whistle then the toot of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We were taken by our daughter and son-in-law for a day trip to Waiuku from Glenbrook. It was a lovely day out as part of our granddaughter's Christmas. The train brought back memories of "riding the rails" as a child in the UK. The bonus was the Christmas Display in Waiuku, what a range of Christmas decoration; the granddaughter was... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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112 reviews 112 reviews
26 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

We live not far from the vintage railway and can hear the train whistle on good days. We decided to have lunch at Calendula Cottage just down the road from the railway so called in to check the train out as it was in the station. This is very well restored station, train and the volunteers do a fantastic job.... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Visited this vintage railway on a tour of New Zealand. It was a Thomas the Tank day so was very busy. The staff and volunteers were very friendly and helpful. There were two steam engines working the main service plus a small tank engine as Thomas was doing short runs at the station. The engines were pulling attractive vintage carriages... More 

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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Went to the Thomas and Friends day out at the glenbrook vintage railway. Wow much busier than expected but parking was still very easy. Small waits for rides slightly longer for food stalls. Great picnic spot. Reasonably priced for what it includes especially since all our kids were under 4 (under 4s free) plenty to do and the kids just... More 

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