Northern Explorer | KiwiRail Scenic Journeys

New Zealand's longest running passenger service, the Northern Explorer is a long distance scenic train service running between Auckland and Wellington, stopping at Palmerston North, Ohakune, National Park and Hamilton.

Adult
$179.00
Child
$125.00

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This remarkable, ever-changing daytime journey between Auckland and Wellington takes you into the North Island’s heartland, through lush green farmland, native forests, over stunning river gorges and across New Zealand’s volcanic plateau.

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The train passes over 25 major bridges and through 14 tunnels, and also traverses the famous Raurimu Spiral just North of National Park.

On the Northern Explorer you wont miss a thing. Capture amazing views from the open-air viewing deck, or through panoramic sky view windows in new air-conditioned carriages. Sit back and relax with our delicious food and beverages from the licensed onboard cafe, and listen to GPS triggered at-seat commentary as you journey through some of NZ's most stunning scenery.

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Northern Explorer | KiwiRail Scenic Journeys, Bunny Street, Wellington Central, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Mon-Fri: 8am to 6pm, Sat-Sun: 8am to 5pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
Approximately a 30 minute bus ride in both Wellington & Auckland.
Proximity to coach terminal:
Coach services are available nearby.
Proximity to town:
Both Wellington Railway Station and Auckland Strand Station are located in the central city, in close proximity to hotels, buses, restaurants and other facilities.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $179.00
Child
(14 year(s) and under)
$125.00
Further pricing information:
Fares are subject to availability, see www.kiwirailscenic.co.nz for full terms and conditions.

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