October Steam Experiences

Glenbrook Vintage Railway have teamed up with our friends at Steam Inc to bring to Glenbrook their resplendent Ja1271, for a number of joint trips in Auckland & the Waikato.

Steam Train Experience

All aboard our steam train to Waiuku

First Class Experience

Enjoy the romance and luxury of this premium experience

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Christmas Lights - Trains at Night

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The Glenbrook Vintage Railway was founded in 1970 to preserve, rebuild, and operate the old Waiuku Branch Railway between Glenbrook and Waiuku.

Over the years, our passionate volunteers fundraised to acquire locomotives and carriages from around the country, as well as cutting back the gorse that had overgrown the railway line using machetes. The fully working railway that is the Glenbrook Vintage Railway you see today is a testament to the vision, dedication, and hard work of these founding members.

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The King Country Steam Limited

The King Country Steam Limited

7 October 2022

The return of steam to the Waikato! | Jump on board this school holiday special from Auckland & Hamilton to Te Kuiti and return.

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The Dairyland Steam Express

The Dairyland Steam Express

8 October 2022

The return of steam to the Waikato! | Enjoy a day out behind steam loco Ja1271 to Tokoroa and return.

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The Putaruru Flyer

The Putaruru Flyer

8 October 2022

Enjoy this rare steam hauled journey from Tokoroa to Putaruru and return - a special just for the locals!

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The Waharoa Steam Express

The Waharoa Steam Express

9 October 2022

Rejoice in the golden era of steam! - jump onboard this early afternoon trip from Hamilton to Waharoa and return.

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King Country Steam & Cuisine

King Country Steam & Cuisine

9 October 2022

The golden era of travel - behind a steam train! Travel from Hamilton to Te Kuiti & return with optional meal.

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Auckland Steam Supreme

Auckland Steam Supreme

15 October 2022

Travel the Auckland Metro Network behind a steam loco! Experience passenger rail in Auckland - just as it used to be!

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Waiuku Branch Line 100th Anniversary

Waiuku Branch Line 100th Anniversary

16 October 2022

Join the GVR in celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the opening of the Waiuku Branch Line

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The Sunset Coast Express

The Sunset Coast Express

16 October 2022

Help us celebrate 100 years of the Waiuku Branch Line with this special event train from Auckland City to Waiuku and return.

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The Grand North Island Steam Tour

The Grand North Island Steam Tour

19 October 2022

Travel the best of the North Island hauled by steam loco with the GVR and Steam Inc.

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The Dairyland Steam Express

The Dairyland Steam Express

20 October 2022

The return of steam to the Waikato! | Enjoy a day out behind steam loco Ja1271 to Tokoroa and return.

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Spiral Steam Daylighter

Spiral Steam Daylighter

22 October 2022

Experience steam in the mountains and up the Spiral! Join the GVR and Steam Inc as we travel from Ohakune to Taumarunui up and down the famous Raurimu Spiral.

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Steam Train Experience

Steam Train Experience

Selected Dates

Take a trip aboard our steam train through the beautiful countryside

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First Class Experience

First Class Experience

Selected Dates

Treat yourself to a First Class Experience featuring High Tea on the train!

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The Manawatu Flyer

The Manawatu Flyer

23 October 2022

Jump on board these afternoon shuttles between Palmerston North and Feilding!

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The Whanganui City Explorer

The Whanganui City Explorer

24 October 2022

Hop on board these jolly afternoon jaunts around Whanganui City behind Ja 1271 with the GVR and Steam Inc.

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The Kai Iwi Cruiser

The Kai Iwi Cruiser

24 October 2022

Experience steam up the Westmere Bank to Kai Iwi & return with the Glenbrook Vintage Railway and Steam Inc.

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