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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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Watch the video first

In a little shelter outside the shop and ticket sales, a video is running continuously. Watch it! Preferably BEFORE you go on the train ride. This is a well-made documentary... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Dianne C
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

In a little shelter outside the shop and ticket sales, a video is running continuously. Watch it! Preferably BEFORE you go on the train ride. This is a well-made documentary about the pottery and the building of the track. The train ride through native NZ bush is magic. The highlight of a visit to Coromandel, and worth driving to Coromandel... More 

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New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This railway is a 'must do' while visiting Coromandel - it is the result of one man's dream and was initially designed for extracting clay for his potting - and still has on show all the previous kilns which have been used in his pottery making endeavors. We were also very fortunate in being able to buy one of his... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Cool little trip with very interesting commentary. Felt like we had stepped back in time with the surroundings, very authentic and rustic, hand-painted signs everywhere etc. Train ride and the stop at the top was just the right length, not too long but not too short. Felt it was slightly overpriced but understand there is a cost to running these... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We visited with our club we were well looked after by Carol in the shop and a great train ride and commentary by Paul

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Must visit if you are going to coromendal. The history behind this place is amazing and all the staff members are so nice and polite. A real kiwi hospitality. Long live Barry Brickell . What a great job done which will be remembered forever!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My wife and I had some time to kill after a weekend away. We had seen the railway on TV. The whole place was fantastic. Really rustic and honest, not just faux rustic.....the real deal. Very alternative and hippyish in a cool way. Kids would love it, just keep the little ones under control.

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Awesome, a great piece of civil engineering and spectacular views from the top. The ride up through native bush through tunnels and around looping bends and switchbacks was excellent.

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Hoppers Crossing
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We really enjoyed the train ride, the driver was informative. It was a good length of time and even tho wet it was beautiful scenery.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Great place to go solo, with your family, or with a group. Riding the old train up into the hills above Coromandel and then looking down on the amazing coastline from above is awesome! The staff are great, the train ride is really unique & fun, and the history & view above make it a must. Only lasts a couple... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The (rather steep?) $30 per adult entry fee is really for the 1-hour long train ride, which was very interesting, and had some glorious vistas. It worked well that 2 trains were going at the same time, as we were able to get photos of the other train going over the viaduct or coming down the tracks. The rest -... More 

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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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