FOR TICKET PRICES – see “VISITOR INFO” – “Ticket Prices”.  For safety reasons, we are not allowed to carry unaccompanied children on our trains.

BOIVR operating days:

Trains run Friday, Saturday, Sunday every weekend, and every day in school holidays – departure times below.     Please see “What’s Happening” for latest information.

Please comply with COVID Government regulations aboard the train and on our premises.

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

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

See “What’s Happening” for the current situation:

Long Bridge has been re-piled and all 33 piers have been replaced. Cyclists and walkers are permitted to cross our 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 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, Ruby, Charlie, and our newest arrivals: DSA225, Esmae and Lennie. But which one will be on duty?!