Bookings

 

Bookings 

Tickets can be purchased from the i-Site Gisborne Information Centre in Grey Street.

Please note that half an hour before the designated departure any remaining tickets are sold at the Gisborne Railway Station ticket office where we have EFTPOS, which also is available on the Train.

(At this stage no online booking is available - sorry)

There is plenty of free parking available at the Gisborne Railway Station, which is accessed from Grey Street

Please note that excursions are only to Muriwai as the track to Beach Loop is still unuseable due to damage.

Working under the Covid Traffic Light System, we have put extra precautions will be in place for your safety. All of our crew are fully vaccinated. Face coverings will be required (unless you are exempt) at the Railway Station and on board the train. Social distancing will be maintained where practicable and everybody will be required to scan or sign-in before entering a carriage.

In keeping with the Covid Traffic Light System, GCVR require ALL passengers (aged 12 years and 3 months or older) to show their valid "My Vaccine Pass" prior to boarding the train.

If you have a ticket but feel ill on the day of your excursion, please do not come on board. GCVR will change your ticket for another date.

In addition to our steam locomotive Wa165 built in 1897, we also have a vintage diesel-electric locomotive DSC2759 built in 1967. Although we will do our best to use the advertised locomotive to haul our excursions, it may be necessary to change to the other locomotive without any warning. We apologise if this causes you any inconvenience.

Please note also, that during a "closed" fire season, we will be running the diesel-electric locomotive even if the steam locomotive had previously been scheduled to operate the excursion.  

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Date Departure Time Excursion Type Prices Scheduled
Locomotive
Notes
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Sunday 30th January 1.00pm Muriwai $35 $15 $80 Wa165 at Gisborne Auckland Anniversary Weekend
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Sunday 6th February 1.00pm Muriwai $35 $15 $80 Waitangi Day
Sunday 20th February 1.00pm Muriwai $35 $15 $80
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Sunday 20th March 1.00pm Muriwai $35 $15 $80
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Saturday 16th April 1.00pm Muriwai $35 $15 $80 Wa165 at Gisborne Easter Weekend
Sunday 17th April 1.00pm Muriwai $35 $15 $80 Wa165 at Gisborne Easter Weekend
Sunday 24th April 1.00pm Muriwai $35 $15 $80 ANZAC Weekend
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Sunday 8th May 1.00pm Muriwai $35 $15 $80 Mother's Day
Sunday 29th May 12.30pm Muriwai Wa165 at Gisborne Chardonnay Express. See HERE for more details.
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Saturday 4th June 1.00pm Muriwai $35 $15 $80 Wa165 at Gisborne Queen's Birthday Weekend
Sunday 5th June 1.00pm Muriwai $35 $15 $80 Wa165 at Gisborne Queen's Birthday Weekend

Notes:-

  • The train is also available for special charters - please contact us if you would like information about chartering the train for your special event.
  • Children are to be under 15 years of age (Infants sitting on knee no charge)
  • Family is 2 Adults and 2 Children
  • Length of Muriwai Excursion Trip - 2 hours approx. with a 30 mins picnic / photo break
  • There is a grass area at Muriwai for a picnic, so bring along your goodies. Hot water is available in the Buffet carriage

 

 

Travel Under The COVID Traffic Light System

GCVR require all passengers (aged 12 years and 3 months or older) to show their valid "My Vaccine Pass" prior to boarding the train.

Bookings

Tickets can be purchased from the i-Site Gisborne Information Centre in Grey Street. Any remaining tickets will be available for sale at the Gisborne Railway Station 30 minutes before departure.

Boarding the Train

The train leaves from the Gisborne Railway Station. Please arrive 15 minutes before the departure time shown.

Contact Us

info@gcvr.org.nz