Wow all I can see is what a life this man must have led - he was certainly eccentric but in the way that makes someone incredibly driven and creative. What a legacy to leave... read more
Barry Brickell (acclaimed potter, painter, engineer and conservationist)...
Barry Brickell (acclaimed potter, painter, engineer and conservationist) started building the railway 35 years ago to bring clay from the hillside to his pottery. This amazing switch-back railway climbs the mountain to the 'Eyeful Tower' with magnificent views over the Hauraki Gulf. The one hour return journey incorporates superb engineering with 2 spirals, 3 short tunnels, 5 reversing points and several large bridges.
Unique pottery sculptures and tile walls line the track through a regenerating 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 predator free native sanctuary.
Pottery, souvenirs, mini-bricks, books and the DVD are available to purchase in our craft shop.
Tours Times: 10.15am, 11.30am, 12.45pm, 2pm and 3.15pm DAILY. During the busy seasons we may run additional tours at 9am, 4.30pm and 5.45pm (subject to demand)
As this attraction is extremely popular we strongly suggest you book your seat; especially over the summer period.