Rainbow Explorer Pride train

Join our colour-filled journey to the capital on 25 March 2021, as we celebrate New Zealand's exceptional diversity

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Celebrate with Pride in the capital!

Departs Auckland Strand: 07:45 Thursday 25 March 2021

With Wellington Pride Festival reaching its climax on Friday 26 & Saturday 27 March, we are putting on a special Rainbow Explorer train from Auckland to carry the festival spirit to the capital in flamboyant style! 

Our Rainbow Explorer is a special edition Northern Explorer train - one of New Zealand's greatest journeys. And what better way to celebrate diversity than travelling with friends in the refined comfort of our Scenic carriages on a day-long adventure through the diverse scenery of New Zealand's North Island. 

We will be catering for all with our inclusive Rainbow Train package. From a barista coffee on arrival to lunch delivered to your seat, plus as much tea and coffee as your heart desires (served in your own souvenir keep cup) polished off with a glitter cupcake and finished off with cheese and drinks!

Our Rainbow Explorer is an ultra-rare limited edition train that will run for one day only! So book quickly to save your seat and celebrate New Zealand's fabulous diversity with us.


Your Rainbow Fare includes:
  • Travel on the Northern Explorer from Auckland to Wellington (25 March 2021)
  • Barista coffee prior to departure
  • Souvenir Rainbow Pride keep cup
  • Rainbow glitter cup cake
  • Picnic lunch and beverage service
  • Happy hour cheese platters and beverages
  • Complimentary tea, coffee, and hot chocolate throughout the journey
  • 2 checked-in bags