Explore New Zealand

You can explore the beauty of Aotearoa New Zealand by taking one of our connected journeys. Whether you want to ferry to the South Island, take a train through our mountains, or experience the rugged landscape of the Central Plateau, we can connect you.

Our rail and ferry trips offer easy hop-on hop-off excursions, so you and your family can experience all that New Zealand has to offer along the way.
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The Great Journeys of New Zealand

Sit back and let us connect you to a rich diversity of people and places throughout Aotearoa, New Zealand. Our three iconic trains, Coastal Pacific, Northern Explorer, TranzAlpine and our Interislander Cook Strait ferry offer a seamless connection between the North and South islands, and to many spectacular destinations along the way. Jump on for one leg, or sit back and relax for the whole journey. It’s the simplest way to experience New Zealand’s rich diversity and breathtaking beauty. So go on, hop on board.


Cruise Cook Strait

Sail the most scenic ferry ride in the world with the Interislander Cook Strait ferry. Taking you from Wellington City to Picton through the pristine waters of the Queen Charlotte Sounds.
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Rugged Terrain

Experience the diversity of New Zealand’s environment from the rolling hills of the Waikato to the desert landscape of the Central Plateau.
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Mountains & Sea

Unfortunately, the earthquakes in November 2016 caused extensive damage to the rail line between Blenheim and Kaikoura. As a result, the Coastal Pacific will be out of service indefinitely. The preliminary estimate is that it will return in mid-2018.
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Alpine Landscape

Take in the South Island’s stunning mountains and the vast Canterbury Plains aboard the TranzAlpine. New Zealand’s finest inland rail journey.
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