EyeFull Tower Rail Tour

Climb Aboard!


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.

Departure times


Summer – 01 October to 30 April:
9.00am   10.15am   11.30am   12.45pm   2.00pm   3.15pm   4.30pm   5.45pm


Winter – 01 May to 30 September:
10.15am   11.30am   12.45pm   2.00pm   3.15pm   4.30pm 


Open every day of the year, except for Christmas Day and Anzac Day morning.


Wheelchair access available, please advise when booking.



1¼ hour.


Note:   Bookings are advisable. Trains depart on time – you must arrive at the Driving Creek Railway ticket counter 20 minutes before train departure to book in and undertake the safety briefing. Reservations expire 10 minutes before departure time.

Prices – EyeFull Tower Rail Tour


Please book in advance to reserve your seats, especially over the busy summer period.

Adults – 16 years plus: $35 per adult
Children – 4 to 16 years: $13 per child
Children – 3 years & under: Free (special seating conditions apply)
Family – 2 adults & 2 children (4-16 years): $83 per family. Extra child $7 per child.

Booking Request


To book, please fill out the form below and we will contact you as soon as possible. Your booking request is not valid until you receive an email confirmation from us.

Wheelchair access required?*

For bookings required within 48 hours, please call us on 0800 DC RAIL (0800 327 245).

EyeFull Tower Train Tour