The Gabriel Club

The Bay Of Island Vintage Railway (BOIVR) Gabriel Club is always happy to welcome new members.

It helps to maintain the 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 in New Zealand. Please click here to read our Gabriel Club Charter with member definitions.

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

Club members are often also volunteers to assist the BOIVR in running the railway. We are always looking for enthusiastic people to help, for more information please click here.

All Members of the Gabriel Club are entitled to 50% discount on train fares. Our Newsletters and other useful information will be emailed to Members for your interest.

Gabriel Club meetings are usually held on the first Monday Morning of the month starting at about 10.30am. You are very welcome to join us and hear what is happening first hand.

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.

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