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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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Thomas the Tank Engine days are awesome

We have a 3 year old and have been to the Thomas the Tank Engine days they put on out at Glenbrook twice now. These days really are so much fun, and the kids absolutely love them... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We have a 3 year old and have been to the Thomas the Tank Engine days they put on out at Glenbrook twice now. These days really are so much fun, and the kids absolutely love them. I'm sure we will be back again in the future.

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Bunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Visited as part of a tour group. All pre-arranged. Welcomed by a group of excited volunteers, all very proud of their achievements in restoring, maintaining and operating the steam engine and carriages. Driver certainly put the engine through its paces between the Station and Waiuku. Visited the Depot for informative tour and details and background of the effort to maintain... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Fantastic day out. Great ride to waiuku and back. Basic food at the station but good and very well priced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

My wife and I went to Glenbrook vintage railway for the harvest festival. We had a ride on the train which in my opinion is the best steam train ride on the North Island, look forward to going again one day and hopefully I can ride on the foot plate!

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A well run, delightfully restored, friendly heritage railway, operating steam locos on an old branch line near Pukekohe. There are volunteers here of all ages, and some very competent engineers doing amazing work at the depot half way down the line. It runs from "the middle of nowhere" to the small town of Waiuku about 7km away. We drove from... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I boarded the train at Waiuku, and did the return trip. Very impressed by everything - authentic and clean carriages, shiny engine, helpful volunteers in period costume, excellent modern and clean toilets at Glenbrook plus a well-stocked shop. Best of all was the ride on the hand jigger! This was such fun, and such a bargain at only $1 per... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We visited the railway last weekend after reading about it in a google search. If I hadn't specifically looked for 'things to do in Pukekohe' I don't think we would have known it was close by. That leads me to thinking that this is a gem that needs to be discovered! We really enjoyed looking around the station, seeing the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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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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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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Address: Glenbrook Station | Glenbrook, Auckland, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9 236 3546
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland

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