Northern Explorer

Travelling 658km between Auckland and Wellington, our Northern Explorer scenic train is an epic journey through the heart of New Zealand

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Northern Explorer

Experience the full spectrum of New Zealand culture, from fertile farmlands to volcanic peaks, from vibrant cities to rural farmsteads
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On Board Our Trains

From open air viewing carriages, to guided audio commentary. Find out more about what to expect on board our trains.
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Step out into the open-air!

Become immersed in New Zealand's famous scenery by stepping out into our Open-air Carriage
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The Northern Explorer Journey

From rolling green farmland to spectacular volcanic mountains, take a breath-taking journey through the heart of the North Island.
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Northern Explorer Stopovers

Need some inspiration on stopovers to break up your journey?
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