Fares & Timetable

Train Fares  (We reserve the right to change without notice)
  (ages up to 2 years) Children
(2yrs to 14 yrs)
Adult Family
(2 Adults & up to  4 children)
Single Return Trip Free $10 $20 $55
Day Pass Free $15 $30 $75 Link above
"Day Out With Thomas"  Free $10 $25 $70
First Class Parlour Car
(Includes refreshments)
N/A (requires Child fare) $20 $40 N/A (require per-person fares)
Hand Jigger   $1 $1 N/A (require per-person fares) Purchase your tickets on the day
Motor Jigger   $2 $5 N/A (require per-person fares) Purchase your tickets on the day
Standard Timetable:

Note; these do not apply for some special events

We reserve the right to change without notice

Depart  Glenbrook
11am 12:30pm 2pm 3:30pm

Arrive Victoria Avenue
11:20am 12:50pm 2:20pm 3:50pm


Depart Victoria Avenue
11:30am 1pm 2:30pm 4pm

Pukeoware Workshops Visit
11:40am - 11:55am 1:10pm - 1:25pm 2:40pm - 2:55pm 4:10pm - 4:25pm

Arrive  Glenbrook
12:05pm 1:35pm 3:05pm 4:35pm

When visiting our Railway, allow plenty of time to enjoy the old-time atmosphere and the options available, from the steam train ride and the opportunity to visit historic Waiuku, to riding the hand jigger at Glenbrook Station, taking an exhilarating trip on the motor trolley, or picnicking in the shady picnic area complete with childrens play zone. Refreshments and souvenirs are available at Glenbrook        

Park your car in the free car park and pass through the gate to the Glenbrook Station precinct and take in the atmosphere of an elegant age recreated by the heritage station buildings with vintage luggage and period posters, signal box, railway house, semaphore signals and other “steam age” infrastructure.

~ Group Discounts are available for parties with 15 or more fare paying passengers, when payment is in one lump sum.
The discounts are: 15 to 24 fare paying passengers - 10%,  25 or more fare paying passengers - 15%.

~ Disabled passengers travel free - Carers must pay the standard GVR train fare.  

Note: Standard Fares may not apply on Special Event days. Complimentary tickets may be used on Special Event days.
Please refer to 
Special Events for fares on these days.


Jigger rides are very popular attractions for visitors to the GVR, and our railway is one of very few places where one can experience these unique machines. There is a choice of two types as listed below. They operate from Glenbrook Station once the steam train has departed. Tickets can be purchased from our Ticket Office on the day.



Motor Jigger

These vehicles (also kno wwn as motor trolleys) were designed and built by New Zealand Railways (NZR)
 for track workers, bridge maintainers, signals staff and other staff who used them to travel to the work site with their tools to inspect and maintain the railway infrastructure where there was no road access. GVR now offers visitors to the railway a chance to experience this wonderful item of railway heritage by taking an exhilarating 4km round trip to Morley Road level crossing and return. These trips take place when the steam train has departed from Glenbrook Station. Suitable for all ages.
Per Person


Hand Jigger

This historic machine dates from the early 1900's, and was a forerunner of the motor jigger. Again, this jigger has been lovingly restored to operating condition for the public to enjoy. Passengers who ride on it also enjoy an interactive experience (You have to provide the power!). The hand jigger is operated within the Glenbrook Station complex once the steam train has departed. Age or height restrictions for children may apply.

Note: Jiggers may not operate due to adverse weather conditions, volunteer non-availability, or during Special Events.

Our Glenbrook Station complex opens at 10am and closes at 5.30pm. The first train departs at 11am and thereafter at 90 minute intervals, subject to change due to operational requirements and may also vary during Special Events. The return trip takes approximately one hour.

~ Each trip features a 15 minute stop at our Workshops where passengers can inspect the restoration projects in progress, and other equipment on display
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Our volunteer staff are on hand to assist if needed, their period uniforms adding to your “vintage” experience.

Old-style cardboard tickets are purchased at the Ticket Window, and souvenirs, “Thomas the Tank Engine” merchandise, and books are available in the Bookstall. A variety of snack food, ice cream and drinks is available at the Refreshments counter. Dine at the tables provided, or enjoy our shady picnic area featuring picnic tables and childrens play equipment.

Wheelchair-accessible toilets are available, complete with baby-changing tables, and parking for the disabled is adjacent to the station platform. The train is also wheelchair-accessible.

A distant whistle will herald the imminent arrival of the steam train, which always provokes great excitement among the children. The excitement will build as the train glides to a stop at the platform and is prepared for the next departure.

Before boarding, you may wish to inspect the steam engine (the driver will be happy to answer any questions)

You may board the train at any time, and settle into the immaculate wood-panelled carriages, in anticipation of your nostalgic journey.

GVR map 1-13b
Your journey covers 15 kilometres from Glenbrook to Victoria Avenue in historic Waiuku, and return, and takes approximately 65 minutes including a 10 minute stop at Victoria Avenue station and a 15 minute stop at Pukeoware Workshops during the return leg from Victoria Avenue, to allow viewing of restoration projects and also other railway equipment.

At Victoria Avenue, you may wish to alight from the train, explore Waiuku, and catch a later train back to Glenbrook.
Note that the last train departing Victoria Avenue for Glenbrook is at 4.00pm.

The journey may be taken in reverse, joining the train at Victoria Avenue and returning there on a later train. Tickets for this option must be purchased on arrival at Glenbrook, prior to the return journey.

You are welcome to move through the train to select the carriage that most suits you, but please exercise caution, and ensure your children are under your control. Also ensure that when the carriage windows are raised, BOTH catches are securely engaged

Don't hesitate to ask questions of the guard, they will be only too happy to provide information

As there are no toilets on board the train, or at Victoria Avenue station, please plan your trip carefully. Toilets are available at Glenbrook (including wheelchair-accessible). Public toilets are available in Waiuku township.

We hope you enjoy your time at Glenbrook Vintage Railway!  If you do, please tell others; if you don't, please tell us so that we can make improvements.
09 636 9361 (Weekdays - 9am to 12pm)
09 236 3546 (operating days)


Glenbrook Station Road
New Zealand
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PO Box 454
Waiuku 2341
New Zealand