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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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Lovely trip

We had a lovely trip on the train, the view on the top was spectacular. The driver was very informative, both about the train / railway line and the pottery.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely trip on the train, the view on the top was spectacular. The driver was very informative, both about the train / railway line and the pottery.

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Beenleigh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The small gauge railway was built by a potter to carry clay down to his pottery at the bottom of the mountain. Gradual expansion of the line eventually took the train up to the top to a well-made wooden lookout over Coromandel and the Hauraki Bay. Incredible hand-made track and tunnels, with pottery adorning the tracks. Train went out on... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We loved our trip on the train from the fabulous NZ bush, the panoramic views and the excitement of the climb up the mountain on such a narrow gauge railway line with huge drops below you. The added excitement of the train driving out on to a canter levered rail track with cliffs below you was kinda freaky! The whole... More 

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Auckland New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This place is amazing One mans dream and passion with the help of scores of volunteers and years in the making an amazing scenic train ride on a small gauge rail track. The views as it climbs and winds thru beautiful scenic native bush.. Fabulous

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

If you want to understand the Kiwi spirit and what New Zealand stands for, this is the best place to save yourself time and gain insight through experience. The Driving Creek Railway and Potteries is the creation of an artist's (Barry) dedicated hardwork and creative vision. Take a ride on the train (Diesel-fueled) and listen to the conductor tell you... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Quirky, scenic train ride on narrow gauge track through regenerating native bush to the Eyefull Tower with its wonderful views. Interesting commentary re the determination and hard work that went into its construction. Runs twice a day in winter or extra trips if 5 or more people turn up. Highly recommended for kids of all ages .

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

It was a cold and windy day, but the train ride through the mountains was so informative and interesting we forgot about the cold! Would highly recommend it!

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Awesome trip up to the 'eye ful' tower, great commentary on the train, beautiful scenery. Genuine friendly service .An all round fantastic experience. Well worth it.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Strange little narrow gauge railway. Quite amusing and worth a visit if you are in the area. Great views from the top

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Waihi, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This is a wonderful place to visit, for old and young alike. Barry Brickell built to to access clay for his pottery making, and it is now a wonderful tourist attraction. Also, the Bird Sanctuary on the property is well worth checking out. Well done to Barry and helpers, they have made a very interesting place to visit, and the... More 

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Address: Address: 380 Driving Creek Road, Coromandel, New Zealand
Phone Number: 07 8668 703
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Coromandel

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