BOIVR Running days:

TRAINS ARE going to operate Friday, Saturday and Sunday every weekend and EVERY day in School holidays (Saturday 4th – Sunday 19th July inclusive)

Ongoing operations will be announced after the school holidays

FOR TICKET PRICES – see “VISITOR INFO” – “Ticket Prices”

Time of departure – on every operating day:

– From Kawakawa – 10.45am, 12 noon, 1.15pm, 2.30pm

Return trip takes about 50 minutes.

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

– From Taumarere – 11.15am, 12.30pm, 1.45pm, 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 at least 30 minutes prior from Taumarere – on operating days only.

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

* Special train trips (those outside the operational day/times above) can be run by arrangement.                                          To book:   phone  021-171-2697 ,  or email:

See Latest News for the current situation

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 at Taumarere Railway station.

Engines to be seen

Gabriel the Steam Engine has run out of Puff. Her boiler is condemned – we are need to replace it. Please help us by Donating – see “DONATE” above.

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