Northern Explorer train to Taumarunui
You can catch the Auckland to Wellington train to Taumarunui Railway Station on Saturday, Monday, and Thursday. Trains from Wellington to Taumarunui depart on Friday, Sunday, and Wednesday.
Taumarunui plays an important part in New Zealand railway history. When the Auckland to Wellington railway opened in 1908, passengers stayed here overnight because the train couldn't make the journey within a day. Later trains stopped here en route for a refreshment break in the station's tea room.
Please book in advance to ensure the train stops at Taumarunui Railway Station.
Northern Explorer Check In
- Arrive at Station 20 minutes early
- Wait near the centre of the platform for the train to arrive
- A crew member will greet you on the platform once the train has arrived to check you in and provide you with your Boarding Pass and Luggage Labels.
- All wheeled bags, large backpacks, and suitcases will need to be taken to the Luggage Carriage.
See our Check-In and Luggage page for more details.
Taumarunui Railway Station
Hakiaha Street, Taumarunui 3920