Barry really dedicated his life in building that railway up the mountain. On the first hand for his passion and profession – Pottery. There are really nice pieces of his work... read more
Barry Brickell (artist, engineer and conservationist) took 35 years to...
Barry Brickell (artist, engineer and conservationist) took 35 years to build this amazing switch-back railway. Rail cars climb the mountain to the 'Eyeful Tower' with magnificent views over Coromandel town, the harbour and across to Auckland in the distance. The one hour return journey incorporates superb engineering and unique art features in a replanted forest setting.
Back at the station watch the DVD about Barry and the railway.
Enjoy a walk in the sculpture garden followed by a bush walk in the NZ wildlife sanctuary.
Pottery, souvenirs, mini-bricks, the DVD and books are available in our craft shop.
Peruse the Art Gallery next door exhibiting pieces from Barry Brickell's personal art collection. (by donation).
Please note that at present we are unable to take children under 5 yrs on the train. We hope to remove this restriction shortly.