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“Mother's Day Special”

Glenbrook Vintage Railway
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

45 minutes drive from central Auckland on a weekend. We turned up on Mother's day to find that Mums got a free ride on the train. What a nice thought. At the stations there were three lovely ladies playing wartime music on accordians which went well with the enjoyment of a steam train ride. A lot of effort has been put in by the enthusiasts to make the visit enjoyable.

Tips: Check timetables and ensure you go on a day when the steam trains are running. It is an approximately 1hr round trip stopping at Waiuku for 10 minutes and the railway yard for 10 mins. We would have stopped in Waiuku and caught the next train back but hadn't planned our day well enough.
Visit the website - all the information is there
There is a small cafe serving tea, filter coffee, ice creams, sandwiches, cakes etc and soft drinks but the choice is limited. There is a nice outside picnic area
Great for children. There is also an animal park within walking distance. The entry charge on the day was $20 for 2 adults and 2 children. Have also been there previously when they've offered pony rides.

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Reviewed May 3, 2012

It was an amazing venture out of the city. The authenticity was on the spot, even the conductors looked and were dressed as if they walk out of a 1900's set. The operation is well run, and very family friendly. It is definitely worth a trip if you have any interest in steam locomotives, and trains in general. Its great to have people with passion for these soon-to-be-extinct features of the days gone by, giving their volentary time fo rthe cause. Make a day of it!

1  Thank Buksie
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Reviewed May 2, 2012

It's about 45min drive from central Auckland. Relatively easy to find.We had a family day out with two young kids and we had all great fun!! It's 1 hour return trip on 100 years old steam train.

Thank Spatchski
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Reviewed April 21, 2012

Good fun for kids and those young at heart.

We went on one of their "Thomas the Tank Engines" days (held twice a year).

Plenty to look at and recommended for those who are fans of steam trains!

Fairly remote location, but there is a small cafe on site, and plenty of picnic tables if you prefer to bring your own!

Thank jasap1234
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Reviewed April 11, 2012

if you want to see old trains working this is it,you would be advised to ring for train timetable

Thank rex w
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