Best things to do in Colville
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“This train ride is one of the most popular in New Zealand. Enjoy a 1 hour return trip on this scenic narrow gauge mountain railway through regenerating and replanted native kauri forest where unique pottery sculptures line the track. The train includes 2 spirals, 3 short tunnels, 5 reversing points and several large viaducts as it climbs up the hill to the Eyefull Tower. At the top there are panoramic views out over the island-studded Hauraki Gulf.”
“In summer there is a little caravan that offers great food (including mussel fritters!). It is very basic, however the food is tasty and the view is even better when eating in right on the beach. The little shop at the entrance also sells ice cream if you want dessert”
“This is where our bach is - if you don't want to walk too far, you can just sit on the front deck and look out at the awesome bush, mountains and the seaviews”