Timetable & Booking Info

 

Booking Info

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 unuseable due to damage.

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 may have to run the diesel-electric locomotive even if the steam locomotive had previously been scheduled to operate the excursion.  

To see the layout of the seats in our carriages, CLICK HERE.

Timetable

Date Departure Time Excursion To Prices Scheduled
Locomotive
Notes
    Adult Child Family    
2022 --------- --------- ---- ---- ---- --------------- -------------------------
Sunday 20th November 1:00pm Muriwai $35 $15 $80 DSC2759
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Tuesday 27th December 1:00pm Muriwai $35 $15 $80 Wa165 at Gisborne
Wednesday 28th December 1:00pm Muriwai $35 $15 $80 Wa165 at Gisborne
2023 --------- --------- ---- ---- ---- --------------- -------------------------
Monday 2nd January 1:00pm Muriwai $40 $15 $90 Wa165 at Gisborne
Tuesday 3rd January 1:00pm Muriwai $40 $15 $90 Wa165 at Gisborne
Sunday 29th January 1:00pm Muriwai $40 $15 $90 Wa165 at Gisborne Auckland Anniversary
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Sunday 5th February 1:00pm Muriwai $40 $15 $90 Wa165 at Gisborne Waitangi Weekend
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Saturday 8th April 1:00pm Muriwai $40 $15 $90 Wa165 at Gisborne Easter Weekend
Sunday 9th April 1:00pm Muriwai $40 $15 $90 Wa165 at Gisborne Easter Weekend
Sunday 23rd April 1:00pm Muriwai $40 $15 $90 Wa165 at Gisborne ANZAC Weekend
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Sunday 14th May 1:00pm Muriwai $40 $15 $90 Wa165 at Gisborne Mother's Day
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Saturday 3rd June 1:00pm Muriwai $40 $15 $90 Wa165 at Gisborne King's Birthday Weekend
Sunday 4th June 1:00pm Muriwai $40 $15 $90 Wa165 at Gisborne King's Birthday Weekend

The Layout of Seats in our Carriages:

Note that going out to Muriwai, the "A" car is the first carriage in the train, followed by the "B" car, then the "D" car (which is also the Buffet car) then the "C" car.

On the return journey to Gisborne, the locomotive hooks on to the "C" car and pulls the train backwards.

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

 

 

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