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New Zealand Rail Northern Explorer

  • New Zealand Rail Northern Explorer
  • Explore spectacular volcanic mountains

Travel through the heart of New Zealand and experience the North Island's extraordinary range of scenery in one journey.

The Northern Explorer takes you through rolling green farmland and virgin bush, past quaint country towns and along rocky coasts. The journey through Tongariro National Park, with its three spectacular volcanic mountains – Tongariro, Ngāuruhoe and Ruapehu – is a highlight, a place of extremes and surprises, where snow-blanketed fields, ancient lava flows and dense beech forests can be seen side by side.

Make it a longer escape and choose from overnight packages, with everything from luxury accommodation to adventurous activities.


From Auckland at 7.45 am, arriving at 6.25 pm on Mon/Thu/Sat

From Wellington at 7.55am, arriving 6.50pm on Tue/Fri/Sun


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