Northern Explorer : Prices / Book

An epic 680km daytime journey through New Zealand's North Island.

Season 2020-2021

The Northern Explorer is a long distance passenger train, New Zealand's longest running, travelling between Auckland and Wellington via Palmerston North, Ohakune (near Waitomo Caves), National Park and Hamilton.

Witness fantastic views of New Zealand farmland, Tongariro National Park with its magnificent volcanic mountains (Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu) and viaducts, the world famous Raurimu Spiral and stunning river gorges. The Hapuawhenua Viaduct is spectacularly curved and perfect for capturing amazing photos.

Panoramic windows and open-air viewing decks allow you the best possible views.

One-way fares can be found below. For return or through-way fares please contact us.



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Northern Explorer