Trips and Events

In addition to our Steam Train Experience and First Class Experience between Glenbrook and Waiuku, we also host Special Events and operate Trips & Tours by rail!

Events


At the Glenbrook Vintage Railway we host special events including the Day Out with Thomas and the Counties Energy Christmas Lights - Trains at Night. These family events are extremely popular and provide cherished memories for years to come. We're always reviewing and refreshing our event calendar. New and upcoming events will be posted on this website and on our Facebook page Glenbrook Vintage Railway - make sure to follow us for the latest updates!

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Trips & Tours


We have the ability to operate our private heritage train over most of the New Zealand National Rail Network. Our Rail Trips and Tours team have over 60 years of experience running Rail Tours in New Zealand and around the world - no-one else knows Rail Touring like we do! See more, do more, and relax on one of our guided Rail Tours.

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Charter a Train


With our fleet of heritage locomotives and carriages, we can carry anywhere from 20 to 350+ people at once. Options include trips along our 7.5km private railway line or over most parts of the New Zealand National Rail Network. This is a fully tailored experience to add a unique flair to your function, conference, tour, or event.

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Upcoming Trips and Events

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 Spiral Express

The Spiral Express

9 March 2024

Back by popular demand! - Take a day trip by train down the Main Trunk Line from Hamilton, Te Awamutu, Otorohanga or Te Kuiti to Ohakune and return - via the Great Viaducts and Raurimu Spiral!

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The River Steam Rover

The River Steam Rover

10 March 2024

Back by popular demand! - Travel by steam train on one of three trips from Hamilton to Huntly and return behind recently restored 108 year old Steam Locomotive Ww 644!

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Frankton Thunder Steam Express

Frankton Thunder Steam Express

10 March 2024

Take a short trip back in time - From Hamilton Frankton Station to Ruakura and return behind recently restored 108 year old Steam Locomotive Ww 644!

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Great North Island Rail Adventure - 10 Day Rail Tour

Great North Island Rail Adventure - 10 Day Rail Tour

Departs on 2 April 2024

Explore the best of the Central North Islands railways - only with the Glenbrook Vintage Railway!

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Great North Island Rail Adventure - 6 Day Mini Tour - Ex Auckland

Great North Island Rail Adventure - 6 Day Mini Tour - Ex Auckland

Departs on 2 April 2024

Join us for a shortened 6-day mini tour departing Auckland.

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Great North Island Rail Adventure - 5 Day Mini Tour - Ex Hamilton

Great North Island Rail Adventure - 5 Day Mini Tour - Ex Hamilton

Departs on 3 April 2024

Join us for a shortened 5-day mini tour departing Hamilton

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Great North Island Rail Adventure - 4 Day Mini Tour - Ex Palmerston North

Great North Island Rail Adventure - 4 Day Mini Tour - Ex Palmerston North

Departs on 5 April 2024

Join us for a shortened 4-day mini tour departing Palmerston North

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Ohakune Scenic Daylight

Ohakune Scenic Daylight

6 April 2024

Travel north on the Main Trunk Line to historic Ohakune via the Great Rangitikei Viaducts

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Mother's Day Eve Express

Mother's Day Eve Express

11 May 2024

Treat mum to a sumptuous luncheon at Vilagrad Winery, a shopping spree at the Base, or just a family day out aboard this special heritage train journey from Waiuku/Glenbrook.

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