The Northern Explorer is a long distance scenic train service running between Auckland & Wellington, stopping at Palmerston North, Ohakune, National Park & Hamilton.
Experience the extremes of New Zealand's scenery, from the fertile farmlands of Waikato to the volcanic peaks of the Central Plateau & the sparkling Kapiti coast.
Auckland to Wellington Mon, Thurs & Sat
Wellington to Auckland Tues (Wed from Sep), Fri & Sun
Auckland Station Address: Auckland Strand Station, Ngaoho Place, Auckland 101.
Wellington Station Address: Bunny Street, Wellington.
Please arrive at the assembling place at least 15 mins prior to departure.
Passengers are advised to insure all baggage & personal belongings.
Each ticket holder can carry a small handbag & personal items (such as a camera, jacket or umbrella).
Each passenger can carry two pieces of checked baggage, each not exceeding 20 kg in weight & 200 cm in size (length plus width plus height).
Various alcohol & beverages are available for purchase on the train. The drinks you carry will be asked to put in checked baggage.
No smoking on the train.
Children over 2 years old must take seperate seats & those aged 2-17 yrs old must be accompanied by an adult.
Infants under 2 years are free (not occupying seats) & one adult only carries one baby.
If the baby will travel in the safety seat, a child seat ticket is required.