Sunday, 9 October 2011


Goldfields Railway, Waihi.

Goldfields Railway, Waihi. 1931 rolling stock.Goldfields Railway, Waihi. 1931 rolling stock.

Gypsy Rover at Waihi. Goldfields Railway.Gypsy Rover at Waihi Goldfields Railway.

Last night the local hoons decided to come down to the park and make a nuisance of themselves by yelling and screaming and then banging on the sides of the other 2 motorhomes before running off. Other than that it was a quiet night again.

Goods yard crane at Goldfields Railway, Waihi.Goods yard crane at Goldfields Railway, Waihi.

Waiting for another train.Waiting for another train.

This morning we tried out our new waste tank disposal gear and filled the water tank before heading off to Waihi. Our destination was to be the Goldfields (preserved) Railway between Waihi and Waikino on the edge of the Karangahake Gorge. It was only a 45 minute journey even with a refuelling stop. Upon arrival we checked in with the booking clerk in the station booking office as this is a new NZ Motorhome Association site. We even have the use of mains power.

Waihi station.Waihi Station.

Diesel power at the Goldfield Railway Waihi.Diesel power at the Goldfield Railway Waihi.

Being a Sunday the railway was operating so after lunch we took the last return trip to Waikino and back behind an 0-4-0 diesel shunter through some beautiful scenic countryside. The line was originally the main line between Auckland and Tauranga before closure when this section was saved by a preservation group as a tourism venture.

A Railway always makes me smileA Railway always makes me smile

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