Protected with a 23ha QEII covenant in 1994.
School and tour groups are welcome.
Visit by arrangement only
Download article about Driving Creek Railway, Open SpaceTM magazine, Issue 55, August 2002 (1MB)
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Background to interview (aired on 1 May 2013): Barry Brickell moved to the Coromandel to teach high school in the 1960s. But less than a year later he abandoned teaching to set up a pottery studio and kiln on a property in Driving Creek. Fifty years later he's become one of New Zealand's most important ceramicists and has restored hectares of native bush, created a wildlife sanctuary and a railway that's carried more than a million visitors. The 78 year old's life's work has been brought together with a new book 'His Own Steam: The Work of Barry Brickell' and a major Dowse Art Museum retrospective.