Train Timetable – Kawakawa to Taumarere

Trip duration approx 1 hour.

Long Bridge is being re-piled and 31 of the 33 piers have been replaced. A temporary holiday arrangement from Christmas 2016, has enabled cyclists and walkers to use this railway bridge, and access our picnic tables near to Taumarere Railway station. However, when the bridge re-piling of the remaining 2 piers commences, the bridge will be shut and there will be no access to Opua from Taumarere until this is complete.

See Latest News for the current situation.

Running Times –

All year: trains run on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

School and Public Holidays: trains run every day


Return trains depart from Kawakawa every day at  10.45am, 12noon, 1.15pm and 2.30pm

It is advisable to arrive at the station about 15 minutes prior to departure to give time to purchase tickets.

A train may not run if there are no passengers leaving from Kawakawa.

Single (one-way) tickets may be purchased, and bikes are carried free.


Engines to be seen

‘Gabriel the Steam Engine’ has run out of Puff. Her boiler is condemned and we are currently fund-raising to replace it. See News Sections for progress.

Our vintage diesel engines are taking turns to haul carriages. You will see Timmy, Ruby, Charlie, and our newest arrivals: Esmae, Lennie and DSA225. But which one will be on duty?!

* Specials run by arrangement please call the operations manager on 09-404-0684 or 0211 712697