Our Scenic NZ Trains

If you are looking for New Zealand trains, then look no further. Climb aboard our Auckland to Wellington train, our Picton to Christchurch train and our world-famous Christchurch to Greymouth train.

Discover why our scenic long-distance-passenger trains are the perfect way to travel in New Zealand.


Northern Explorer & Coastal Pacific Restart '22

We're embarking on another new journey in 2022! Following the success of Scenic Plus in 2020, we are now planning more exciting developments for New Zealand rail in 2022.  

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Experience the striking beauty of the Southern Alps, the ice-fed Waimakariri River, and our unique native beech forests
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Explore our Scenic Class Carriages

Settle down for the journey of a lifetime, with huge panoramic windows and comfy reclined seating
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Take a break in our Cafe

Explore our Scenic Cafe, where you'll find hot and cold food and drinks to feast upon along with the views
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Our New Zealand rail network

Create your amazing New Zealand travel itinerary using our New Zealand rail map to connect together our top New Zealand destinations
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Follow the stories of our land

Connect with the histories and stories of New Zealand by tuning into our GPS triggered Audio Commentary
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Accessibility on our trains

From hearing loops to hoists, wheelchair spaces to accessible toilets; our scenic trains have every comfort you need
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Discover a winter wonderland

The TranzAlpine™ from Christchurch to Greymouth is a world-class journey through one of the most striking natural landscapes on the planet. And winter is a great time to do it.
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Unique places to stay on the TranzAlpine route

We’ve hand-picked a stack of unique places to stay in New Zealand – from Christchurch, all the way to the West Coast.
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Is the TranzAlpine™ the journey of a lifetime?

Hear from real New Zealanders on their journey across the backbone of Aotearoa from the Pacific Ocean in the east to the Tasman sea in the West
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