Attractions

A Rail Heritage Experience


The Helensville Railway Station is well worth a stop when visiting Helensville

Ginger Crunch Cafe is open Wednesday to Sunday from 8am to 3pm

Patiki Studio-Gallery is open by arrangement. Refer https://patikistudio.com/.

The Shoppe Artists and Crafters Collective open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 3pm.

Railway Museum Our railway collection including a working model of Helensville in the 1950s, railway artifacts and local railway pictorial exhibition is in our museum building and can be viewed. You can also see a display of our working train control tablet machines guiding a train between Helensville and Kaukapakapa. See the Home Page for more details of when the railway museum is open.


1881 steam locomotive D170 loaned from Museum of Transport & Technology in Auckland is also on static display at the station.


On weekdays one Kiwirail freight train passes Helensville northbound on its journey between Auckland and Whangarei late morning and a train passes through southbound in the evening..


You can enjoy a break at the Helensville Railway Station during your visit.


To check out other local attractions like the Parakai Thermal Pools go to www.helensville.co.nz