Gisborne Vintage Railway

Gisborne City Vintage Railway
Home of WA165

Welcome to the world of our Wa165 Steam Locomotive. Its home is in Gisborne the sunny corner of the North Island where we are first to see the sun of the new day in New Zealand.

Wa165 is the only remaining Wa class train which was built in Hillside workshops in 1897 in Dunedin, New Zealand. Our Wa165 was the ideal locomotive for the heavily graded railway line between Gisborne and Motuhora where it spent most of its working life.

Now Wa165 is retired but comes out for special steam trips and excursions for you and your families out in the sun. What makes our steam trips so special is the travel across the airport (the only one in the southern hemisphere) and the spectacular beach cliff views from 500ft above sea level at Beach Loop.

All Trips leave from Railway Station The Engine House 109 Customhouse St, Gisborne, 4010
Tel: 06-867 0385

See here for our Excursions for the October Long weekend and Christmas & New Years Period …

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

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

New for December and January a winery stop off and drop off – take an excursion on our Wa165 through to Muriwai and be dropped off

at Wrights Winery and sample some of our decadent Gisborne wine while the train continues and turns around ready to pick you up after your

wine tasting visit.

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