Driving Creek Railway & Potteries...

Driving Creek Railway & Potteries

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Richard Webb

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent views.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Colin George

England

Ranking: 10/10

Great for all ages.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Vanuxem

France

Ranking: 3/10

It is too expensive and not very interesting.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Camilla Geert

Denmark

Ranking: 5/10

It is relaxing and cosy, good for families and history lovers. You get a nice view from the top. Sadly you drive the same way down, which was less exciting.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Tatiana Racheneau

France

Ranking: 10/10

A very good experience and surprising decoration. Beautiful landscape around the Coromandel. The guides are available for more information one on one - speak more slowly.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Manibod Vannaphone

Lao People's Democratic Republic

Ranking: 8/10

Very beautiful place and you learn about the history of the host who took 35 years to build the railway and now the public can enjoy and contribute to the nature.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Stephan Friedrich

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

One of the best things we did in New Zealand. The railway is just amazing and it is very much fun to spend one hour there. At the top you have a little break and you can watch the great landscape of Coromandel.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Frank

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Railway up and down a hill, built by a local potter with his own hands. Probably cool for the whole family.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Liz and Alan Weathers

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Unique, very quirky but great to see - nature plantings etc. Would have liked to see more pottery.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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Phil Bromby

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent - worth every cent. Views from the top were stunning - good commentary throughout.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Helen

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

What a delightful experience, well run/profession commentary/great work done to make this something special.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Karel

Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

Nice drive with explaining and talking about forest, trees and places. Do not regret the money I gave them for it.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Jonas Nielsen

Denmark

Ranking: 4/10

Just a little train with no real history, the kids weren't too amused either. Nice view at the top though.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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hendrik king

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Had expected some more of this, but nice.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in December 2011

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Emmanuel Tedeschi

France

Ranking: 7/10

Train town in the bush in Coromandel. Beautiful town - a lot of information about the nature in the region - a little bit expensive and short.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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FlyingKiwiGirl

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Very interesting & worth visiting. Great to learn all about how the railway came about.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Marian

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Interesting and worthwhile.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in November 2012

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Soren and Inelase Lindhardbell

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

We got what we paid for and more too.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Soren and Inelase Lindhardbell

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

We got what we paid for and more too.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Peter Hart

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Excellent, idiosyncratic, informative, but expensive.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Goran Backlund

Sweden

Ranking: 8/10

A nice trip in the mountains of Coromandel, also interesting how it was built.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Jonathan Tuthill

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent small company.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Burkard Fabu

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Very interesting.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Susanne A

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice, funny.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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pamr

Ranking: 10/10

Varied interest - pottery made onsite, nature walks, train track made by Barry himself over many years. Barry is onsite and encourages fellow potters to work there.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Johann Maier

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Near Coromandel town, a very small railway through the bush up the mountain.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Colin Philpott

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Train built uphillside near Coromandel town - wonderfully quirky train ride and some great views.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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John Reynolds

England

Ranking: 9/10

Welcoming staff and very engaging guide. Despite poor weather this was turned into a very positive experience.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Fred Saunders

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

A great trip on a small railway into the bush up to the top of the hill and back again.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in January 2012

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Mike1952

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Very nice experience. Choose a clear day for great views at the top.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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R & M Willows

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Unique experience, worth every penny.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Andreas & Sonja

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Adventurous small/narrow railway track. Great fun although guide is hardly understandble due to noise of the diesel motor.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Vbeirne

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

A great way to spend an hour. Very reasonable cost wise! The driver of our train was brilliant, very informative and friendly. A must to see when in the Coronandel township! Loved the 'eyefull tower'. The views were awesome.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Diete Rokosch

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

In Coromandel town! Absolutely highlight!

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Jackie MacRostie

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Really friendly driver/guide. Stunning engineering and scenery. Fun way to get into the forest, as we had young kids who were reluctant to walk the tracks.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Pieter

France

Ranking: 8/10

Fascinating combination of railway building and pottery art.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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J Blake

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Good but quite expensive.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Charles Lyne

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing experience, and all the more incredible that it had been built almost single-handed by Barry Brickell, who had no prior civil engineering experience. Well worth a detour to do this.

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in May 2009

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George Lepple

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Unique + special.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Mr and Mrs Scott

New Zealand

Ranking: 5/10

Ar... it was OK... but definitely targeted at the older genenration, or kidz. Not something a young person like me would like. Unless, you like trains, flora and fauna, and magnificent views.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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JanL

England

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent - definitely unique and a credit to the man who built it - Barry Brickell - what an achievement.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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Heike Pless

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

In Coramandel Island near Coromandel.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Tony Killingray

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent few hours

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Mareike G

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Tourist, but nice.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Karen & Ian

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Best trip ever. Great scenery, good price.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Ronja Op

Germany

Ranking: 4/10

Nice trip through the forest and up the hill. Really nice view from up there. I would recommend it on a day when you don't like spending another day on the nice beaches.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Ines Diana

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

$22NZD Super

Lot's of impression's about the history of New Zealand
fun for the whole family

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Carol Dale

England

Ranking: 9/10

A real suprise! Artistry and hard worok. Quite extraordinary

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Katy Boyle

United States

Ranking: 5/10

This tourist attraction is essentially the only thing in coromandel town. We paid $20 each, but i think it was only worth $10.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago and experienced in June 2009

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Josie Boyle

United States

Ranking: 5/10

It was a fun experience but not worth $20. Theres not much for the 20 something crowd to do. It would be more fun for kids, i think.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago and experienced in June 2009

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Vanessa

England

Ranking: 10/10

A really fun and uplifting story and a great trip in any weather - a passionate team, an eccentric visionary, fun rail ride and great views. A unique little gem.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Anita de Boer

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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rolandop

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Interesting experience in a natural forest.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Bill Nash

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Interesting, quirky.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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dirkdev

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Great!! The train ride and enjoyed the view from the top. Also the potteries!

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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asiacritics

Malaysia

Ranking: 8/10

very fascinating experience. A must go area in Coromandel town

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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caroldarren

England

Ranking: 10/10

Very enjoyable, interesting. Made very welcome, friendly people.

Reviewed about 12 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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CarolF

England

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent trip on safe mountain railway to view point. Good commentary.

Reviewed over 12 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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Kaye

England

Ranking: 10/10

Unique railway built into the mountain. Excellent staff & commentary.

Reviewed over 12 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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BouterG

New Caledonia

Ranking: 7/10

Alittle expensive. No french translation.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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joyceb

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Very enjoyable one hour trip on narrow gorge railway. Beautiful scenery and friendly staff.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Darren Main

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

What a fabulous trip. Run by guys who really love what they are doing it was a joy travelling on the narrow guage railway. Great views at the top couldn't fault it. Thought some of the pottery was a bit iffy though!! Their conservation efforts are what pushed it a 10 out of 10. Well done.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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RichardE

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Brilliant. Very nice people and excellent trip on the railway.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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LandR

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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JaneM

England

Ranking: 9/10

Conservation aspect and vision inspiring excellent views friendly upbeat staff.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Erik

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful nature / scenery. Nice to see what they do with your money. It's a good initiative.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Ian S

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Amazing train ride in Coromandel Peninsula, great views & fun.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Rona

Israel

Ranking: 8/10

Amazing vision that became real. Very interesting tour at the edge of the cliffs with awesome pottery on the way and lots of humour.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Nanno

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice to have seen.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Miranda

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Nice story behind the initiative. Great views during the trip and great scenery.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Kirsten

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

The set up is surprising. The idea of planting Kauri's and other native trees on the plot is good. The train and it's track with tunnels and crossing was exciting.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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olland

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Interesting place. Worth a visit.

Reviewed about 13 years ago

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carl_fagan

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

If you have a Thomas the Tank Engine addict in your family then you cannot go wrong with this tiny train adventure. My four year old is still talking about it.

Reviewed over 13 years ago

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Anne and Derek

England

Ranking: 8/10

Stunning scenery.

Reviewed over 13 years ago

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Andria Davis

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful, liked the isolation of the place.

Reviewed over 13 years ago

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Seldam

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

Our young son Charles really loved it.

Reviewed almost 14 years ago

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Monika

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Money from trip goes to replanting kauri forest. Railway built by the owner.

Reviewed almost 14 years ago

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Rietveld

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Great eccentric owner. Doesn't take too long - about 1 hour.

Reviewed over 14 years ago and experienced in March 2007