Train Timetable – Kawakawa to Taumarere

Return trip duration approx 50 minutes.

Long Bridge has been re-piled and all 33 piers have been replaced. Cyclists and walkers are allowed to use this railway bridge, and access our picnic tables near to Taumarere Railway station.

See Latest News for the current situation.

Running Times –

All year: trains run on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – departure times below

School and Public Holidays: trains run every day at the same departure times – see “What’s Happening” for these dates


Return trains depart from Kawakawa at  10.45am, 12noon, 1.15pm and 2.30pm on all operating days

It is advisable to arrive at the station about 10-15 minutes prior to departure to give time to purchase tickets.

Trains depart from Taumarere at 11.15am, 12.30pm, 1.45pm and 3pm.

A train may not run if there are no passengers leaving from Kawakawa. If you wish to be collected from Taumarere please ring the station: 09-404-0684 or 021-171-2697 at least 30 minutes prior from Taumarere – on operating days only.

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 “What’s Happening” for progress.

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

* Specials run by arrangement please ask for bookings: phone  09-407-3458 or 021-171-2697 or email: