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Driving Creek Railway & Pottery

380 Driving Creek Rd, 3km north of Coromandel Town, New Zealand, 3543 - View the map

Barry Brickell, builder of the Driving Creek narrow-gauge mountain railway, is a man of rare energy and vision who has spent 32 years fulfilling his ambitions. He is also an accomplished potter and clay sculptor, writer and conservator of NZ indigenous wildlife. Climax of the railway is the Eyefull Tower, a fine piece of timber architecture at the mountain top terminus from which a stunning view is obtained. The trains pass through re-planted native forest on the spectacular 3km route. A craft, book and ecology information shop also sells souvenirs. In the potteries, we make a range of domestic stoneware pottery, outdoor sculpture and mini-bricks for "kids of all ages". Walks through the adjacent native wildlife sanctuary with its lake and vermin-proof fence, can be enjoyed on request. Public facilities and surveillanced car park.

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