The North Island is a lush stretch of sleeping volcanoes, towering viaducts and deep serpentine gorges. And the Northern Explorer is the best way to see it all. From Auckland all the way to Wellington and return, you can hop on the train at any starting point you choose. Once aboard you’ll be treated to a journey of panoramic views and fabulous service.
See the sights in total comfort
A journey onboard the Northern Explorer is your chance to enjoy a stunning and cosy journey through the heart of the North Island. You’ll feel like you’re gliding through the winding terrain, as you see the remarkable sights through the gigantic panoramic windows and Open-air carriage. So make your train booking today, and get ready to see the beautiful ever-changing scenery New Zealand is famed for, in complete comfort.
Northern Explorer operates from Auckland to Wellington on Monday, Thursday and Saturday. Journeys from Wellington to Auckland operate on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Explore the North on an incredible escape by rail
Journey off the beaten track to discover vast landscapes and wonderful destinations