COVID-19: Following the Government’s announcement to stop all non-essential travel, Driving Creek Railway and Coromandel Zipline Tours has decided to play its part in fighting the spread of COVID 19 by closing until further notice.
You can still contact us.
This isn’t for good, we will be back before you know it, so please stay safe, healthy and look after yourself.
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.
Climb aboard for a captivating one-hour railway journey and be inspired by the story of one man’s lifetime passion to bring Art, Conservation and Engineering together to create Driving Creek.
Your train driver will entertain you with the story of Barry Brickell and how this amazing place came to be, as your tram winds its way up to the EyeFull Tower lookout, traveling through a native forest of regenerating kauri, rimu and ferns.
Hear how pottery has played an important role in creating Driving Creek and of our work to return the Driving Creek property to pre-European times as we travel over large viaducts, through tunnels and reversing points.
Spy hidden gems along the way, unique pottery sculptures and artworks. This is much more than a railway journey. Suitable for all ages. An all weather activity.
Driving Creek Railway is back providing authentic train tours from Friday 29th May and Coromandel Zipline Tours is back providing unforgettable zipline tours from Saturday 30th May. We’ve had to make a few changes so everyone who journeys with us stays safe. We will be running smaller and more personal tours with restrictions on the number of separate groups we can take to ensure each group can maintain the appropriate physical distance from others, so make sure you get in quick since availability is limited!