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From Australia’s small but perfectly formed island of Tasmania to its lush tropical north; the rugged backbone of the Southern Alps to the serene beauty of the Bay of Islands in New Zealand; we’re proud to share the magic with all who seek adventure on these shores.   [read more..]


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Northern Explorer

Rail Journey - New Zealand
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ANZCRO / Northern Explorer

Northern Explorer


per person

Auckland to Wellington or vice versa.

The historic main trunk line takes you through the North Island’s heartland – lush green farmland, native forests, stunning river gorges, and across New Zealand’s volcanic plateau.

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Highlights Include

The world-famous Raurimu Spiral, a feat of railway engineering designed in 1898 enabling the train to climb 221 metres in less than 6 kilometres.

Lush green King Country landscapes - hills fit for Hobbits.

World Heritage Views – see Mount Ruapehu, one of three active volcanoes in the World heritage listed Tongariro National Park.

Follow the dramatic Rangitikei Gorge with the help of huge viaducts.

Hug the picturesque Kapiti coastline as you head to Wellington, New Zealand’s capital.

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Pricing - Auckland to Wellington or vice versa

One way fares per person Adult Child (2-17yrs)
Jul - Sep 18 $179 $126
Oct 18 - Mar 19 $211 $147
Apr - Sep 19 $188 $132


Operates a 6 day timetable. Stops at Auckland, Papakura, Hamilton, Otorohanga (Waitomo), National Park, Ohakune, Palmerston North, Paraparaumu and Wellington.
Departs Auckland Mon, Thu & Sat 7:45am
Arrives Wellington Mon, Thu & Sat 6:25pm
Departs Wellington Wed, Fri & Sun 7:55am
Arrives Auckland Wed, Fri & Sun 6:50pm

Note: Infants (0-2 years) travel free of charge. Child (2-17 years) rates available. Rates for other point-to-point journeys available on request.

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