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 Power Christms 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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Day Out With Thomas

Day Out With Thomas

6-7 November 2021

Experience New Zealand's only Day Out with Thomas - featuring The Fat Controller

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Discover Ruapehu Rail Tours - Departing Friday 19th November 2021

Discover Ruapehu Rail Tours - Departing Friday 19th November 2021

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Discover Ruapehu Rail Tours - Departing Friday 11th February 2022

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Discover Ruapehu Rail Tours - Departing Friday 10th June 2022

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