Connect with the greatest places on Earth

If you doubt that New Zealand is home to some of the greatest cities and natural locations on Earth, then let us educate you. From sparkling cities surrounded by water to volcanic peaks covered in snow, from the warm seas and soft sandy beaches of Northland to the rugged cliffs of the wild West Coast.

New Zealand is home to a kaleidoscope of natural beauty and cultural charm, and Great Journey New Zealand will connect you to it all.

North Island Destinations

Explore the North Island on our scenic New Zealand rail network. With stunning locations to travel to between Auckland and Wellington, you are never far from somewhere amazing on our Northern Explorer train.


Welcome to New Zealand's largest city, where skyscrapers meet volcanic peaks.


From botanical gardens to the Hobbiton film sets, explore NZ’s fourth largest city.

Waitomo Caves & Otorohanga

Discover the bluey bioluminescence of New Zealand’s glowworms in this regional location.

Tongariro National Park

Adventure through this volcanic and cultural World Heritage Site.


Skiing, biking or hiking – Ohakune has something for everyone.

Palmerston North

From rose gardens to the picturesque Tararua and Ruahine Ranges - this destination is a must-see for those who love the outdoors.


New Zealand's capital city is a sparkling haven where creativity and politics sit side-by-side with a vibrant culinary scene.

South Island Destinations

Discover the magnificent South Island on our scenic New Zealand rail network. From Christchurch to Queenstown, adventure awaits as you stop off the platform and into a natural wonderland.

Picton & Marlborough Sounds

At the centre of the serene Marlborough Sounds, the small fishing town of Picton is an idyllic place to stay or visit.


Blenheim will welcome you with sunshine, quench your thirst and delight your taste buds.


Kaikōura is home to an abundance of marine animals and rare undersea phenomena such as the Hikorangi Trench.


Explore Christchurch city's rich history, kick back and enjoy a couple of relaxing days or pack in the action for a top family fun day out.

Arthur's Pass

Discover the peaks of the Southern Alps from one of New Zealand's highest towns.

Greymouth & The West Coast

Whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation, there’s no shortage of things to do on the West Coast.

Moana & Lake Brunner

Moana is a perfect stop for a picnic and a couple of hours of walking before returning to Christchurch on the afternoon TranzAlpine.


Many call Queenstown the adventure capital of the world - from bungy jumping to skiing and tramping - this is truly a stunning destination.