Driving Creek Railway & Potteries and Wildlife Sanctuary
New Zealand's only narrow-gauge mountain railway along with a working pottery, brickworks and steam engines. The 1 hour return trip on this railway in innovatively designed trains includes viaducts (including the unique, double decker), 2 spirals, 3 reverses, tunnels and a magnificent view from the ridge-top terminus. Here a talk is given about local history, ecology and activities including the potteries. The train passes through a native Kauri Forest replanting project. As well as touring the pottery complex you may also spend some time in the craft shop viewing the finished works. You can also find well-researched material on local history and ecology.