Step aboard one of the world's most epic train journeys - the Northern Explorer 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. Along this journey, you'll travel across the mighty Waikato Plains to Hamilton and the rolling hills of King Country, stopping at Otorohanga in the late morning. You'll ascend the Central Plateau, travel through National Park, Rangipo Desert and reach Rangitikei District. Finally, you'll travel along rugged cliffs of the Kapiti Coast and ease into the twinkling harbourside capital city, Wellington.
You will be travelling on a world-class train with carriages that are designed with spacious reclined seats, panoramic windows, glass shelves and skylights. These details bathe carriages in light and deliver an incredible view of New Zealand's epic landscapes. Whether you're starting from Auckland or Wellington or even somewhere in between, the Northern Explorer train journey is the best way to witness the heart of the North Island.
Book your incredible scenic train adventure on the Northern Explorer with us today!
From Auckland to Wellington departing Monday, Thursday and Saturday at 7:45 am
From Wellington to Auckland departing Wednesdays, Friday and Sunday at 7:55 am
Auckland Station Address: Auckland Strand Station, Ngaoho Place, Auckland 1010
Wellington Station Address: Wellington Railway Station, Pipitea, 6011
Check-in time is 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.
Timetables are subject to change.
Children aged 2 and above must occupy their own seat and those aged 2 - 17 must be accompanied by an adult.
Infants under 2 years of age can travel free (but must not occupy a separate seat). One infant under 2 years of age is allowed to travel for free per paying adult.
If a baby safety seat is required, you will need to purchase a child ticket.
Seats cannot be reserved and seating is arranged automatically.
Passengers are advised to insure all baggage and personal belongings.
Each ticket holder can carry a small handbag and personal items (such as a camera, jacket or umbrella).
Each passenger can check in one piece of luggage, not exceeding 32kg in weight with a maximum volume of 200 linear cm (calculated by adding the height, length and width of the bag together). 2 extra pieces of luggage can be purchased for each passenger, please make sure you add the package to your booking if required.
There is a fully licensed café on board that sells snacks, hot and cold food, teas and coffees, soft and alcoholic drinks. You may bring your own snacks and non-alcoholic drinks. Alcoholic drinks cannot be brought on board.
No smoking is permitted on the train.
Upon booking this product, you will receive confirmation in the form of a tour voucher.
Please present the voucher on your mobile device on the day of the tour.
The supplier's contact details are included on the tour voucher.