Chartering a Carriage for a Day

During our normal Sunday and public holiday operating days, we have carriages available that can be attached to our normal services and which can be hired for the day for special functions. This is a very popular option for birthdays, staff functions, family picnics & gatherings, and Christmas parties. Your carriage remains attached to the normal services for the day (4 trips) and is for your exclusive use!


          1) Dining Car (this carriage will not be available for hire after 15th May 2016 until further notice as it is undergoing overhaul)
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This beautifully restored carriage has been finished to a high standard which includes padded seats with tables, and accommodates 40 people. This is very affordable to hire at just $550 including GST for the day and you are welcome to decorate the carriage to suit your event. Note that a food preparation area is on board, but this does not include cooking facilities.
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          2) 50-seat Carriage

A slightly cheaper option for the cost-conscious are our immaculate 37 and 50 seat wood-panelled carriages, all dating from the early 1900's. The hire cost for these carriages is $450 including GST.


The Glenbrook Vintage railway can be hired in its entirety for your special event, whether it be a birthday party, staff picnic, Christmas party, product launch, anniversary, themed party, rally venue, school field trip etc.... This option is available all year 'round. For charter price and available options please contact our Charter Manager (contact details below).

Options include:
  • A 15km return trip through beautiful rural countryside on the vintage train to historic Waiuku, hauled by one of our steam locomotives, with time to visit our restoration and maintenance workshops en-route. (A vintage diesel locomotive option is also available). Photographic stops can be included in your train ride. Special trains such as goods trains or mixed trains can be arranged for photographic charters. The charter can be for one round trip or a number of trips on the day.
  • Full use of our Glenbrook station complex, which includes extensive off-road parking, large station building and verandah, wheelchair-accessible toilets, picnic area with picnic tables and childrens play equipment, and a large area for organised games, marquees, etc.
For all the above options, email, or contact our Charter Manager Robert Sweet on 021 649133, to discuss your requirements and to arrange your booking.
09 636 9361 (Weekdays - 9am to 12pm)
09 236 3546 (operating days)

Glenbrook Station Road
New Zealand
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PO Box 13684
Auckland 1643
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