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Waikato Explorer - Steam Train Excursion


Sat 25 Nov 2017, 7:00am–7:00pm

Where: Glenbrook Vintage Railway, Glenbrook Station Rd, Glenbrook, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: Glenbrook - Tokoroa & Return: $180.00
  • Child: Glenbrook - Tokoroa & Return: $119.00
  • Family (2 Adults/2Children): Glenbrook - Tokoroa & Return: $550.00
  • Adult: Glenbrook to Matamata & Return: $160.00
  • Child: Glenbrook to Matamata & Return: $99.00
  • Family (2 Adults/2Children): Glenbrook to Matamata & Return: $498.00
  • Adult: Hamilton to Tokoroa & Return: $140.00
  • Child: Hamilton to Tokoroa & Return: $79.00
  • Family (2 Adults/2Children): Hamilton to Tokoroa & Return: $418.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: glenbrook1250

It’s that time again!

Another action packed steam excursion, smell that famous smoke, hear the whistle of the steam locomotive and see the steam! Get a bunch of friends together, the family, or get a group of workmates together for a fantastic day out to the sunny Waikato township of Matamata.

Relive the days of steam and enjoy the scenery and hospitality this lovely town has to offer. With demand for another heritage steam excursion, the Railway Enthusiasts Society, along with the Glenbrook Vintage Railway, in Waiuku and the Mainline Steam Trust are pleased to announce this mainline steam hauled excursion behind Ja 1275 and the Glenbrook Vintage Railway’s restored heritage carriages.

Don’t miss out on this great excursion – book online today at to secure your seats on the “Waikato Explorer”.

A range of interesting and fun side tours will make your day more memorable during our stopover in Matamata. Visit the ‘Hobbiton” movie set and enjoy a well-catered lunch, or visit the Firth Tower museum, or visit one of NZ’s leading Thoroughbred Stud Farms; Rich Hill Stud, complete with a Stallion Parade, or how about free time in Matamata to enjoy a picnic styled lunch and enjoy the sights.

The choice is yours!!! These side tour options are a must include to any passenger or group booking on this excursion; they offer an unforgettable experience and a once in a lifetime opportunity for everyone. So please decide carefully and wisely as to which option you would like to visit.

Full trip details and confirmed departure / arrival times will be mailed out approx. 7 days prior to the excursion’s departure date. Soft drinks, snacks, water, tea’s & coffee’s will be available en route on the train. Lunch, (unless otherwise specified) will be passengers own responsibility.

There are plenty of food bars, cafes, and shops in the township of Matamata. There is plenty of free, safe parking available at Glenbrook Station for passengers. Passengers will have to make own transport arrangements to and from Glenbrook Station.

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