About Driving Creek

The Driving Creek Railway climbs 2.7km from the Base Station at 55 metres above sea level to EyeFull Tower at 167 metres above sea level, a total climb of 115 metres. With an average gradient of 1-in-24.1 (1 vertical metre for every 24.1 metre of length) the Driving Creek Railway is New Zealand’s steepest railway.

Unlike most other tourist railways, this railway is newly built rather than being an old line that has been restored. It is New Zealand’s only narrow-gauge mountain railway.

About Driving Creek

The Driving Creek Railway climbs 2.7km from the Base Station at 55 metres above sea level to EyeFull Tower at 167 metres above sea level, a total climb of 115 metres. With an average gradient of 1-in-24.1 (1 vertical metre for every 24.1 metre of length) the Driving Creek Railway is New Zealand’s steepest railway.

Unlike most other tourist railways, this railway is newly built rather than being an old line that has been restored. It is New Zealand’s only narrow-gauge mountain railway.

Much more to see and do!

Pottery & Craft Shop
Open every day with a range of local studio pottery and crafts. Learn more here.
Wildlife Sanctuary & Sculpture Garden
Visitors to Driving Creek are able to wander through our predator free fenced sanctuary & sculpture garden. See the giant clay Kauri Tree Sculpture.
Zipine Through The Trees!
Glide through the forest on this unique zipline canopy tour and experience Coromandel’s breath-taking native forest from all levels, as you fly above the trees and walk beneath the ferns. Learn more here.

"Great experience; a jewel of a place! The love that has gone into building this tour by one man is not lost on you. Views from the summit tower are spectacular to say the least. Seriously a must do for the traveller."

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