We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Driving Creek Railway and Potteries

380 Driving Creek Road, Coromandel, New Zealand
07 8668 703
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in Coromandel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Scenic Railroads
Useful Information: Activities for older children
181 visitor photos
Write a Review

349 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    233
    100
    12
    4
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Any
English first
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Wow. Wat an incredible experience we had. The history behind the track is very impressive and it's future is one of a few true assets to the New Zealand people. Well done Barry. Spectacular and hard to believe you and your friends built such an amazing track. Highly recommend to everyone

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Mandurah
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Another highlight of our trip was the Driving Creek Railway, a quaint little train taking us higher and higher up into the natural bush and stopping at the Eyefull Tower where we disembarked and had fantastic panoramic views. It was amazing to read and here about how this scenic railway came about. Hats off to Barry Bricknell and all the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newport, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

One of the highlights of our whole trip to New Zealand! Every bit of this experience was wonderful. There's something for everyone here; from the little trains and cleverly engineered, entertaining, and scenic railway up the mountain, to the more than stunning views from the Eyefull Tower at the top over the beautiful coastline, islands, and amazing array of trees.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

After leaving Tauranga in the morning and traveling up the Thames coast stopping only to have a cuppa and admire the view we arrived at DRIVING CREEK RAILWAY AND POTTERY. This is the most amazing place, with pottery of Barry Brickell's and many overseas potters works on display to admire and purchase if you wish. The grounds are a delight... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Australia
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We took the kids on the train ride through the Coromandel hills and we all had a blast. The railway is beautiful, as is the view from the Eyefull tower (haha) but our favourite part was the tunnels where the girls screamed their heads off for the echo! I never knew so much noise could come out of 5 young... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

It is a mix between native forest and narrow gauge train running through it. It is a story of the owner Barry B. how he struggling and challenging the nature when he built this track (and bridges) by himself. Although he is a potter, the strong image to the visitors are the native forest he keeps and maintains in its... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nelson NZ
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This is a great experience and the trains are so clever and quirky. The driver was a font of knowledge and has been there 25 years. We enjoyed the sunset from the top - and the views. Brilliant.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

If you're in the Coramandel area, take a few hours and visit this pottery and take the train ride. Very informative and a fun little ride.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Turangi, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Visited here on recommendation of the Motel where we were staying. Attraction gave a great insight into the history of the area and was a quintessential New Zealand experience which covered a variety of subjects including local pottery, mining and Kiwi ingenuity. Also covered how long past attempts at farming the area had decimated bird life but they have a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This was well worth seeing.Considering this was the dream of one man and he laid all the track himself it was a marvel.There is also an art gallery and a pottery garden so we spent more time here than we imagined.There is also a little gift shop which was value for money.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Driving Creek Railway and Potteries also viewed

Coromandel, Coromandel Peninsula
Coromandel, Coromandel Peninsula
 
Coromandel, Coromandel Peninsula
Coromandel, Coromandel Peninsula
 

Been to Driving Creek Railway and Potteries? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Driving Creek Railway and Potteries, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing