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Driving Creek Railway and Potteries

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Address: 380 Driving Creek Road, Coromandel, New Zealand
Phone Number: 07 8668 703
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A home-made railway, through the bush, a true labour of love. This is a fun ride for people of all ages, and if you are a rail enthusiast it shouldn't be missed. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Essex,UK
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Essex,UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

A home-made railway, through the bush, a true labour of love. This is a fun ride for people of all ages, and if you are a rail enthusiast it shouldn't be missed. The 'Eye-Full Tower' is an added bonus, with a terrific view over the peninsula.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful experience we had at this narrow gauge railway the trip took approximately one hour through beautiful countryside and marvellous view at the top of the track. A good time was had by all

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This is a very enjoyable trip especially with train-mad youngsters like my 3 year-old grandson!! The trip through the native bush is interesting, and our driver was clearly passionate about the railway, and the vision of it's creator- he gave a very informative commentary en route to the top, where we were met by spectacular views. Maybe could have done... More 

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New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went as a big family group from 11 month old to 63 year old. Was a great thing to do together. Would highly recommend it

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Silicon Valley
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36 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

This activity involves a train ride on a narrow gauge railway through the native New Zealand bush up to the top of the hill. Once you're at the top of the hill there is a lookout platform which gives you spectacular views of the Coromandel peninsula and of the bay and other islands nearby. The view is wonderful, however you're... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

We visited as we were staying 10 mins away. Interesting place created by NZ's famous potter. A scenic & informative train journey. Very charming little train and good views when we got to the top. I guess a great place for kids but also interesting for adults like us. Found the price a tad on the higher side, however all... More 

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

We were staying just across the road & thought we'd have the place to ourselves on a Monday. Incorrect assumption! It was super busy & I can see why. Innovative Kiwi ingenuity coupled with the homely friendliness of the staff made this a fun & interesting morning

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Cute, original, and inspiring. Amazing to see what one man can create with a unique vision and hard work. Friendly and welcoming staff. A wonderful experience. Also loved the art gallery

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Located on the land of New Zealand's famous potter. This is part pottery shop and art garden, part train scenic tour and part reforestation center. You learn about local plant life, see amazing coastal views and also neat pottery history.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

This is a real pleasure trip all the way up thru the Coromandel shrub land to the summit at the 'Eyefull Tower' with wonderful panoramic views around the peninsular. Relatively easy to find via some winding coastal and hilly roads to get to Coromandel town itself. You cannot but wonder how one man was able to create this on his... More 

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