Now that Auckland is under the Traffic Light System, the Glenbrook Vintage Railway is operating our Steam Train Experience on selected dates.
We look forward to welcoming you back at Glenbrook Station for a relaxed journey by Steam Train through the countryside to Waiuku and return!
Due to COVID-19 we are taking extra precautions to keep our visitors and volunteers safe under the Traffic Light System:
For full details, please see the table at the bottom of the page.
Operating Dates through to the end of March are listed here. For remaining 2021/22 season dates, please see our full calendar.
Saturday 30 January 2022 and Sunday 31 January 2022
Sunday 6 February 2022 and Monday 7 February 2022
Sunday 20 February 2022
Sunday 6 March 2022
Sunday 20 March 2022
...see later dates here.
Session times are 2 hours long and must be pre-booked on our website during Traffic Light Red.
During Traffic Light Red to maintain separation between sessions, we ask that you do not arrive before the start of your session time, there is ample time between the start of your session and the departure of your train. We also ask that you please vacate the main station area by the end of your session time.
||10:00am to 12:00pm
||12:00pm to 2:00pm
||2:00pm to 4:00pm
|Train Departs Glenbrook||10:30am||12:30pm||2:30pm|
|Victoria Avenue (Waiuku)*
||10:50am - 11:00am
||12:50pm - 1:00pm
||2:50pm - 3:00pm
|Pukeoware Workshops visit||11:10am - 11:25am||1:10pm - 1:25pm||3:10pm - 3:25pm|
|Train Arrives Glenbrook||11:35am||1:35pm||3:35pm|
*Please note that during Traffic Light Red, capacity restrictions mean you may alight at Victoria Ave (Waiuku) for a leg stretch but must return on the same train. We encourage you to visit Waiuku Town after your train ride, please see the Waiuku Town website for information on other attractions, activities, and amenities in the area.
Standard GVR train fares apply - and must be pre-booked online during Traffic Light Red. Please note that Day Passes are not available and that the Hand and Motor Trolleys/Jiggers do not operate during Traffic Light Red.
|Under 2 years||Children (2-14 years)||Adult||Family (2 Adults, 4 Children)
|Steam Train Experience - Return Trip|
|Steam Train Experience - Day Pass
Must be purchased at the Ticket Office
|First Class Experience - Return Trip
|Requires child fare||$30||$50||Requires individual fares|
|Hand jigger ride||Free||$1||$1||Requires individual fares|
|Motor jigger ride
||Free||$2||$5||Requires individual fares|
Unfortunately the rising cost of coal, other consumables, and general
increases in costs we have experienced over the past 7+ years have
reached the point where we can no longer absorb them. We have therefore
had to make the tough decision to increase our fares to take account of
these increased costs. Our volunteers and staff thank our visitors for
their continued support of our railway through these uncertain times.
GVR is operating in accordance with the COVID-19 Protection Framework. This requires that we need to see a valid My Vaccine Pass 'COVID-19 passport' for every visitor over the age of 12 years and 3 months.
We will verify your My Vaccine Pass at check-in at the Glenbrook Station Ticket Office, and will scan your paper or digital pass. All our volunteers and staff are also subject to this requirement.
If you do not have a valid My Vaccine Pass, unfortunately you will be turned away at this time.
For more information on a My Vaccine Pass, please see: https://covid19.govt.nz/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-vaccination-certificates/my-vaccine-pass/
GVR will have on display NZ COVID Tracer QR codes on display at Glenbrook Station as well as in each carriage for you to scan.
If you need to manually sign in, please talk to our ticket office volunteers who can record your details.
For the safety of our visitors and volunteers, all persons aged 12 years and up are required under Traffic Light Red and strongly encouraged under Traffic Light Orange to wear a mask when inside any of our trains or buildings. We also strongly encourage people to continue wearing a mask at other points when on site. Masks are not required when eating and drinking, and some volunteers (such as those in the Steam Locomotive cab) are exempt from wearing masks for other safety reasons. If you do not have a mask or your mask become damaged, please ask one of our volunteers who have spare masks to give out. If you are medically exempt from wearing a mask, please do not be offended if our volunteers ask to confirm that you are exempt.
We ask that all visitors keep at least a 1m physical distance between themselves and people from other bubbles, or our volunteers where possible. There are plenty of seats available on our trains to allow you to distance, and we have a limit of 80 booked visitors per session during Traffic Light Red to ensure this.
It is important that all visitors are pre-booked (during Traffic Light Red) and can present a valid My Vaccine Pass (all levels) for their visit. Additionally:
All of our volunteers are covered by the My Vaccine Pass requirement. We appreciate you being patient and treating our volunteers with respect as we get used to operating in the Traffic Light System. Please keep/leave at least a 1m physical distance from our volunteers where possible.
Seating is not allocated onboard the train, and you are free to choose where your group is seated. Please try to maintain a 1m physical distance from other groups, and scan the QR code in that carriage. Our volunteers will clean high-touch areas on the train between sessions for your safety.