Northern Explorer Journey - Auckland to Wellington by Train
New Zealand's longest running passenger service, the Northern Explorer is a long distance scenic train service running between Auckland and Wellington. Experience the extremes of New Zealand's scenery, from the fertile farmlands of Waikato to the volcanic peaks of the Central Plateau and the sparkling Kapiti Coast.
Travel through rolling green farmland, past quaint country towns and along rocky coasts. The journey through Tongariro National Park, with its three spectacular volcanic mountains- Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu- is a highlight, a place of extremes and surprises, where snow-blanketed fields, ancient lava flows and dense beech forests can be seen side by side. Traverse stunning river gorges and wind through the Raurimu Spiral near National Park, an amazing feat of railway engineering.
While on board enjoy the journey in award winning world class carriages with specially designed seats. Awaken your senses in the open air viewing decks or sit back and enjoy the GPS triggered audio commentary available through headphones at every seat. All trains have a licensed café carriage providing snacks and light meals.
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if travelling with a wheelchair."
"Children must be accompanied by an adult"
"Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to scheduled departure and check in at the station to receive your boarding pass"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Transportation is wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"The safety and wellbeing of our passengers and staff is always a top priority. Aligning with expert advice, we have increased the focus on hygiene. Our trains are cleaned everyday with additional cleaning/sanitising equipment and respiratory illness response kit carried onboard."
Duration: 11 Hours
Auckland Strand, Parnell, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.