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New Zealand Scenic Rail Pass

  • Enjoy New Zealand's Natural Views
  • Enjoy New Zealand's Scenic Rail Ride

Travel around New Zealand at your own pace

Explore New Zealand at your own pace with a KiwiRail Scenic Journey Rail Pass. Scenic Rail Passes can be used for travel over the extended summer season when all three services are operating. Summer season runs from late September until early May each year.

Part of being on holiday is knowing you can do what you want, whenever you want. So the Scenic Rail Pass is perfect. It allows you to hop on and off any of the long-distance train services – TranzAlpine, Northern Explorer or Coastal Pacific, at any station, or the Interislander ferry, as many times as you like for the duration of your pass. Rail Pass offers excellent value for money and the more you travel, the better value they become.

Fixed Passes

Choose a fixed-term pass for 7, 14 or 21 days and get unlimited travel on long-distance scenic train services, as well as the Interislander ferry. This is perfect if you want to explore over 1-3 weeks, and want to be able to use the train on any of these days.

Fixed-term pass travel days commence from the start date specified when purchasing, and you can book your trips online or by phone. To ensure there’s a seat for you, you’ll need to book 24 hours prior to travelling.

Freedom Pass

If you‘re not sure when you’d like to travel, the Freedom Pass is for you. Choose a certain number of days of train or Interislander ferry travel (minimum 3 days) and then use them whenever it suits, for up to 12 months from the date of purchase.

This gives you ultimate flexibility and is of great value. You’ll still need to book your travel days online or by phone 24 hours prior to travel. Freedom Passes are valid for use for up to 12 months from the date of purchase.


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