Driving Creek Railway & Potteries
Various tours around Coromandel Town and the peninsula, plus shuttles to Whitianga and Auckland.
Coromandel Goldfield Centre & Stamper Battery
The rock-crushing machine clatters into life during the informative tours of this 1899 plant. You can also try panning for gold ($5) and...
Coromandel Mining & Historic Museum
Small museum with glimpses of pioneer life.
Star & Garter Hotel
Making the most of the simple kauri interior of an 1873 building, this smart pub has pool tables, decent sounds and a roster of live...
Driving Creek Cafe
Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, organic and fair-trade delights await at this funky mudbrick cafe. The food is beautifully presented,...
380 Driving Creek Rd · interesting places nearby
Driving Creek Railway & Potteries information
A lifelong labour of love for its conservationist owner, this unique train runs up steep grades, across four trestle bridges, along two spirals and a double switchback, and through two tunnels, finishing at the ‘Eye-full Tower'. The one-hour trip passes artworks and regenerating native forest – more than 17,000 natives have been planted, including 9000 kauri. Booking ahead is recommended in summer.
It’s worth lingering for the video about the extraordinary guy behind it all, well-known potter, the late Barry Brickell.