Whether you’re a Kiwi finally getting around to exploring the country, or flying in from overseas, a scenic train journey is one of the best ways to take in everything New Zealand has to offer.
Auckland to Wellington on the Northern Explorer
The Northern Explorer is New Zealand’s longest-running passenger service. And it’s not hard to see why. Setting off from Auckland, the Northern Explorer train takes you south to Wellington, where you’ll experience the extremes of New Zealand’s scenery along the way. Lush farmlands, volcanoes, glimmering coastlines – you name it – all while breathing in the fresh air New Zealand is famous for. You really couldn’t ask for a better backdrop to enjoy the state-of-the-art service on the Northern Explorer train.
Picton to Christchurch on the Coastal Pacific
Again, you can travel all the way through to Christchurch, taking in the sights and enjoying the divine scenery, or, why not take it slow and enjoy a few stops along the way? Hop on and off at any stop along the way. And the best spot? Kaikoura gets our vote.
Get your New Zealand holiday on track
Complete the journey in three days or spread it out over a week and explore some of the best places New Zealand has to offer. It’s your call. Whichever way you play it, adventure, luxury and stunning scenery are all on the menu. Train trips in NZ are the perfect way to customise your itinerary.
Ready to see New Zealand by train? Book your journey today.
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