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Glenbrook Vintage Railway

Glenbrook Station | Glenbrook, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-236 3546
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Make Time and Expand It

A well run, delightfully restored, friendly heritage railway, operating steam locos on an old... read more

Reviewed February 16, 2015
Brod B
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Don't miss the jigger!

I boarded the train at Waiuku, and did the return trip. Very impressed by everything - authentic... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2015
Wellington, New Zealand
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Glenbrook Station | Glenbrook, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-236 3546

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Reviewed February 16, 2015

A well run, delightfully restored, friendly heritage railway, operating steam locos on an old branch line near Pukekohe. There are volunteers here of all ages, and some very competent engineers doing amazing work at the depot half way down the line. It runs from "the...More

2  Thank Brod B
Reviewed February 12, 2015

I boarded the train at Waiuku, and did the return trip. Very impressed by everything - authentic and clean carriages, shiny engine, helpful volunteers in period costume, excellent modern and clean toilets at Glenbrook plus a well-stocked shop. Best of all was the ride on...More

1  Thank Janet760
Reviewed February 11, 2015

We visited the railway last weekend after reading about it in a google search. If I hadn't specifically looked for 'things to do in Pukekohe' I don't think we would have known it was close by. That leads me to thinking that this is a...More

2  Thank HinemoaHoney
Reviewed January 27, 2015

Took a ride with the family including elderly parents. Everybody absolutely loved it. On the way back you do a little stopover at the railway yard where you can take pics with Thomas the Tank Engine.

1  Thank Nevertravelhungry
Reviewed January 5, 2015

it takes a bit of effort to get there down numerous roads. but is well done, authentic, unique experience, train lovers delight.

Thank poseyboy0962
Reviewed January 2, 2015

We've been visiting GVR pretty much annually for close to 30 years and have always enjoyed it. The volunteers do a great job of creating an authentic vintage experience; dressing appropriately, despite the heat and maintaining the steam engines and vintage carriages. Take a picnic...More

Thank 55vintage
Reviewed December 31, 2014

This railway experience offers fun and excitement for a whole range of people and for different reasons! We recently made the round trip from Glenbrook to Waiuku and back. The older members of the family could reminisce about their memories of old steam trains and...More

Thank elad24
Reviewed December 28, 2014

Took my ASD train-obsessed nephew and my 3 year old train-mad son and had a great day. Have been a few times and it's always good. $NZ30 for a day pass is good value. We did the 11am return trip and then on the 1230...More

Thank Ed R
Reviewed December 24, 2014

We boarded the steam train in Glenbrook at the restored station. All the staff were dressed in period costume which made you feel that you had really travelled back in time. The weather was beautiful so we opted to travel in an open air carriage...More

1  Thank Sue F
Reviewed December 20, 2014

We were taken by our daughter and son-in-law for a day trip to Waiuku from Glenbrook. It was a lovely day out as part of our granddaughter's Christmas. The train brought back memories of "riding the rails" as a child in the UK. The bonus...More

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Mike U
We are going to Auckland in mid-January and will be staying near Mission Bay, is there Public Transportation to Glenbrook ?
December 19, 2015|
Response from grahamkaya | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to say there is no public transport out to Glenbrook. The best way to do it is to high a car, there are higher places on the stand not far from Mission bay. I hope this helps.