Step onboard our lovingly restored heritage coaches, hauled by steam locomotive Ja1271. Settle into your seats to enjoy this special trip through the rolling farmlands of the Waikato to Putaruru and return.
Jump on board with the Glenbrook Vintage Railway and Steam Incorporated as we join forces and celebrate 100 years of the Waiuku Branchline – where the GVR is based – and Steam Inc celebrates its 50th anniversary!
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.
So hop on board as we step back in time – to how rail travel used to be – and experience steam on the main line.
>Bring your friends and family along for this little steam-hauled train adventure.
Boarding at Tokoroa station (behind New World - full details to be sent our with your boarding pass), the journey south sees us travel on a line that is the exclusive domain of freight trains. Soon you will relax and realise why the train is the best way to travel - especially when it is hauled by a heritage steam locomotive! On our journey we will pass through the settlement of Lichfield, finally arriving at Putaruru (spot where the old Rotorua Branch turns off). This is a great little trip for families, so pack a picnic and experience a rare opportunity to ride behind steam.
Arriving back into Tokoroa station at 2.45pm, your journey with us here ends today, with plenty of time to share some fun stories of your little train adventure with us today!
General Admission (ages 2+) $35
As this is a pre-booked allocated-seating tour, face coverings are not compulsory but are strongly encouraged. For more info see the official NZ Government COVID-19 website.
In the event that the NZ Government or its agencies prevent the operation of this tour taking place due to COVID-19, refunds of fares paid (net of outgoings made from those fares) may be made by GVR upon written application being received from booked passengers.
We aim to seat passengers from the same booking together. You will be allocated at least one window seat for bookings of 2 or more (subject to availability). Where possible, seats will be turned to face the direction of travel (pairs and singles) or to face each other (groups). If you are travelling with people on a different booking or have another specific request then please email us as soon as possible at [email protected] and we will try and accommodate your request the best we can. Your allocated seat and carriage details will be on your boarding pass which will be emailed to you at least 2-3 days before your departure date.