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.
Barry had planned in advance for the day when he would no longer be around to drive what has become a very successful tourist attraction, working studio pottery and conservation project.
The company Driving Creek Railway Ltd was established by Barry in May 2003 and he charged a Board of Directors with the responsibility to manage the assets and operations of Driving Creek.
In March 2009 he established the Driving Creek Railway, Arts and Conservation Trust to oversee the running of Driving Creek’s many facets. Today the seven Trustees, comprising a potter, conservationists, Barry’s brother an engineer, a doctor, a railway tourist operator and a lawyer are responsible for ensuring that the Mission Statement and Objectives of the Trust are achieved.
In September 2016 the operating company Driving Creek Railway Ltd became a registered Charity.
Upon Barry’s death in 2016 the Trustees met and established a Strategic Plan to provide direction for the future development of Driving Creek that aligned with Barry’s vision and final wishes for Driving Creek.
We aspire to uphold the legacy of Barry Brickell by valuing:
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!