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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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A remarkable building feat....

We chose to ride the railway & it was a truly lovely experience. The feat achieved to build such an attraction up the mountain through deep vegetation is impressive, but the view... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We chose to ride the railway & it was a truly lovely experience. The feat achieved to build such an attraction up the mountain through deep vegetation is impressive, but the view offered from the tower at the top is spectacular. Thank you :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Fantastic story of how who and why narrated by interesting guides and great scenery native bush and a Railway to boot!

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Katherine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We both found this to be a real highlight. The effort and ingenuity that went into the building of this is a real inspiration on its own. The views from the top were spectacular. The efforts in reforesting the area add to the interest.

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Hikutaia, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is a real must do for Kiwis and tourists alike . The amount of energy put into this place is incredible and it is a trip suitable for all ages .

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This is a engineering masterpiece that harkens back to the "bush tramways" of old that were used to bring timber out of the forests. The train winds up hill through bridges,cuttings, tunnels and via a zig zag to reach the lookout tower at the top of the run where there at amazing views of the peninsula. This attraction is a... More 

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Rotorua District, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Such a lovely way to see this part of the world. Quirky points of interest at every turn and magnificent views to top off the journey. Highly recommended for families and railway enthusiasts.

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Hikutaia, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The Driving Creek Railway is just a 'must do' when you are visiting Coromandel!! It is just so lovely riding through the bush, and then when you get to the top to the 'Eyefull' tower, the views are breathtaking. Allow time to browse the amazing pottery on display and for sale. It is unique and beautiful.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

An absolute must do, very interesting. Loved it and would do it again. Beautiful scenery on the ride up to the top. The video was very interesting and gives you a little background to the area and the work done here. Amazing that this railway was created by one man. I loved the sculptures behind the "video shack". My 11... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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