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Driving Creek Railway

Coromandel Peninsula

Coromandel Town

Pictures of Driving Creek Railway
Accommodation around the Coromandel Peninsula

By Richard Moore

Driving Creek Railway, Coromandel, NZ About five minutes out of Coromandel Town is the amazing Driving Creek Railway.

This not only a really cool mini railway that leads up a mountain to some amazing views of the Coromandel Peninsula, it is also a living workshop for artists - such as potters and glassblowers.

The train trip is a one-hour return journey on the railway's specially designed trains.

It takes you through replanted native kauri forest and includes two spiral sections, three short tunnels, five reversing points and several large viaducts.

The narrow-gauge railway is an amazing engineering feat with very artistic twists as it climbs up to the mountain-top terminus.

Many of the walls to the track are made from recycled bottles and as you appreciate the green efforts by the Driving Creek Railway you can enjoy some fabulous panoramic views from the terminus - the Eyefull Tower.

The Driving Creek Railway is at 380 Driving Creek Rd, just north of Coromandel Town.

Phone: 07 8668-703.

Bookings are essential.


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