Ticket Prices

Please see “What’s Happening” for the latest information, and timetable.

Please arrive about 15 minutes prior to time of departure to allow time to purchase tickets from the Station platform shop.  Locomotives vary for every trip depending on the drivers, staff, fuel and engines available.  We have two fare types: Vintage Diesel and Vintage Steam.

Vintage Diesel Train fares: 

Friday, Saturday, Sunday and every day in the holidays (except if Gabriel is scheduled to run)

Type of ticket Single (one way) $ Return $
Adult 15 30
NZ Gold Card 12 25
Junior school age child 5 10
Child under school age free free
Family (2 adults + up to 3 children) 35 70
Cycle-train (Taumarere-Te Akeake) Gold coin Koha x

Gabriel Fares: 

Last Sunday of every month, and in the holidays or special occasions (as drivers are available)

Gabriel the vintage steam engine requires both a driver and a fireman who have completed specialised training and boiler certificates, along with good old-fashioned coal; hence she is more expensive and specialist to run.  This impacts on how frequently we can run her and her fare pricing.

Type of ticket Return $
Adult 40
NZ Gold Card 30
Junior school age child 15
Child under school age 5
Family 85



All Friends of BOIVR (formerly Gabriel Club) Members should present their membership cards to claim their discount on fares. New memberships are on hold as we review the club programme and member benefits.

Please note that tickets are not transferable. For safety reasons, we are not allowed to carry unaccompanied children.

Donations are always welcome to help keep our beautiful trains on the rails!