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Driving Creek Railway and Potteries

Address: 380 Driving Creek Road, Coromandel, New Zealand
Phone Number: 07 8668 703
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Coromandel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours
Useful Information: Activities for older children

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Bath, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

At $28 per adult this is expensive for couples, although worth the entry fee. The railway winds its way up the mountain through native bush and gives spectacular views over the bay. The drivers provide informative commentary along the way about the local history, making of the railway and general surroundings including forest regeneration and the bird sanctuary. The pottery... More 

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Tga
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Other visitors had told me how cool this place was, and it was amazing. The train trip was really interesting and the views spectacular. I enjoyed the commentary by the driver on the train. The gift shop and bookshop were good. A unique place to visit

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Whitianga, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

A beautiful ride up to a spectacular view of Coromandel Harbour. The hand built train is very special, with native trees and the driver telling us about the many years it took to complete the train. The tour is great for all ages, and an art gallery and nature walk on the property makes it a nice picnic stop. A... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Definitely worth a visit. Apart from the fun ride in the train is the cool story behind the development of the tracks by Barry Brickell.

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Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We started out the trip thinking it was going to be just a fun tram train ride for our kids, but we ended up with much more. The driver/guide was very informative and spent the ride up and down telling us about the history about the railway, and the forest. The view was great, and what a surprise to find... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This is the second time that I have been to Drivin Creek Railway and Potteries and found it just as enjoyable as before. The train ride is brilliant with lots of good picture opportunities on the way up to Eyefull Tower where you disembark to appreciate the wide ranging, wonderful views. However, the best thing is the inspirational story about... More 

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Whangamata, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I loved it it was the first time I have been on the trains and they were amazing there was pottery bricks at the gift shop

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Worth a visit.. Fun and great way to see interesting forest trees and the beautiful sceneries from the top station. Great selection of handmade potteries to bring home as gifts.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

A very quirky narrow gauge railway ride up into the bush above Coromandel Town. Our driver/guide was very informative & the ride is worth it for the views from the "Eyeful Tower". Recommended

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Excellent place for a day out. The engineering was a marvel & the train trip up the hill was most enjoyable. No café on site but an excellent café a few hundred yards away with food to die for.

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