We rode on the train the day of the memorial for Barry Bricknell who had built the rail track and planted over 9000 kauri trees as part of his scheme for improvement of the... 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).
We are pleased to welcome back children under 5 years old. Seat restrictions apply so please phone to book.
Tours Times: 10.15am, 11.30am, 12.45pm, 2pm and 3.15pm DAILY. During busy days we may run additional tours at 9am, 4.30pm and 5.45pm (subject to demand)