The Gabriel Club

The BOIVR Gabriel Club is always happy to welcome new members.

The main purpose is to maintain our historic engines and rolling stock, track, buildings, and, importantly, our steam engine, Gabriel. Together these have become significant in raising the profile of Kawakawa and Northland not only in New Zealand, but also world-wide.

Joining the Club is a great way to support the Railway and ensure Gabriel and her sister engines keep on chugging for years to come.

BOIVR is dedicated to acquiring, restoring and preserving New Zealand railway memorabilia and, by joining the Gabriel Club, members help us to keep these beautiful engines and rolling stock on the rails for future generations to enjoy.

Please click here to read our Gabriel Club Charter with member definitions.

Club members are often also volunteers to assist the BOIVR in running the railway – for more information please click here.

Members of the Gabriel Club also benefit by being entitled to a cost-effective 50% discount on train fares!

Our bi-monthly Newsletters and other items of interest will be directed emailed for your interest. This includes notification about Gabriel Club meetings, usually held monthly, where members are welcomed to hear first hand the latest information.

To join the Gabriel Club, please complete the Gabriel Club Membership form. This can be emailed to us, or printed out and posted to: The Gabriel Club, PO Box 142, Kawakawa, 0243, New Zealand.

Subscriptions can be paid using cheques payable to “Gabriel Club”; or on-line via Direct Credit Bank Account: 38-9005-0166852-00. Please use your surname as reference.

Annual Subscriptions (financial year July – June):

Full (adult) over 16 years old                                                $25.00 per year

Family  (defined as 2 adults & up to 3 children)               $40.00 per year

 Junior  (aged 5 – 16 years old)                                              $10.00 per year

Corporate                                                                                $200.00 per year  (inc 50% discount for 1 charter train, & display of 2 x A4 ads)

Gold membership – subs x 5 years at current rate

Silver membership – subs x 3 years at current rate

Contact information:

Bay of Islands Vintage Railway Gabriel Club, PO Box 142, Kawakawa, 0243, New Zealand.
Phone number: 09 407 3458 Email enquiries to Anne Leitch at