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Barry Brickell (acclaimed potter, painter, engineer and conservationist) started building the railway 35 years ago to bring clay from the hillside to his pottery. This amazing switch-back railway climbs the mountain to the 'Eyeful Tower' with...more
Hours Today: 08:30 - 17:45
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
380 Driving Creek Road, Coromandel 3506, New Zealand
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We had a nice time on the Creek railway tour. Learned a lot but it would have been nice if there was a cafe, restaurant or even just fresh water to buy something to eat or drink. interesting facts about the history of the railway...More
We booked the ride in December and was very disappointed with the railway ride as the carriages have limited and restricted views especially if you are mid or back of the train with people restricting your view ahead and the trees and dense vegetation are...More
Driving creek railways is a narrow Guage railway originally built to move clay and other potting supplies. I went with my mum, husband and 3 boys aged 10, 12 and 13. Everyone enjoyed the ride and looking at the pottery displayed all the way up,...More
We had time to fill and this was a great decision to go on the train ride. The staff are lovely people and the driver was very informative and friendly. The train ride itself was a fun attraction and a good story to go with...More
I enjoyed the trip, the train driver was nice and informative. There are some good views and some great construction to look at. But it feels like it’s soul is lost now that the original builder has passed on.
This rail trip was full of delightful treats and Keith was an excellent driver and host. There is plenty to see and there’s interesting background about this quirky attraction. It is charming!
On the day we visited a breakdown had caused delays (no problem with...More
This narrow gage railway built initially to get clay to a pottery has become an interesting and fun attraction in its own right. With a windy railway up the mountain and tremendous views from the top, it's something kids and adults will enjoy.
Recently, we had the opportunity to visit the Driving Creek Railway in Coromandel. This was Engineered and Constructed
mainly by One man in order to transport clay down from the hill into his Pottery Factory where he produced all kinds of amazing stuff from Pots...More
Response from Grandvisitor | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know there are still potters using the site, however the founder died some time ago but has gifted the whole site.
This place is well worth a visit. Barry Brickel did an amazing job creating this attraction.