New Zealand Rail Tours

New Zealand offers breathtaking scenic rail journeys that take you through some of the most stunning landscapes in the world. These journeys allow you to immerse yourself in the country’s natural beauty while experiencing the comfort and charm of train travel.

LOCO Journeys – Your New Zealand Rail Experts.

With an unsurpassed selection of rail-based tours available, you can choose from Escorted Rail Holidays, Independent Train Touring, Heritage Steam Tours, or Short Rail Breaks.  We are confident LOCO has options to suit every traveller.  Allow LOCO Journeys to curate your very own amazing rail touring experience.

View our tour selection below or contact us to find out more about pricing and departures.

Escorted & Independent Tours

Choose from our unrivalled selection of New Zealand’s finest Escorted Rail Tours or fully flexible Independent Rail itineraries.

If you can’t find what you are looking for, let us know and we will tailor-make your dream New Zealand rail-based holiday.

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Short Rail Breaks

A couple of nights away by train without having to drive is as good as any holiday. Enjoy your destination and the journey.

Departing from:

Auckland Wellington Christchurch

Off the beaten track by train

Let the train take you beyond the well-trodden tourist path and deliver you to some truly stunning experiences.

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Check out our latest deals and specials. There are often savings for early bookings or last minute availability. We look forward to your enquiry.


The TranzAlpine Train

Departing: Daily in Summer. Friday-Monday in Winter
Departure From: Christchurch or Greymouth
1 Day  |  from NZ$199 One-Way / SAVE 15%!
Tour Type: Day Tour

Take in the South Island’s stunning mountains and the vast Canterbury Plains aboard the TranzAlpine. NZ’s finest inland rail journey.

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The Coastal Pacific

Departing: Daily from mid December to early May.
Departure From: Christchurch or Picton
1 Day  |  from NZ$177 One-Way / SAVE 15%!
Tour Type: Day Tour

Join the Coastal Pacific and explore the stunning Kaikōura coastline, through the idyllic Canterbury Plains to the Garden City of Christchurch.

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The Northern Explorer

Departing: Departs Auckland on Mon, Thurs & Sat / Departs Wellington on Wens, Fri & Sun
Departure From: Wellington or Auckland
1 Day  |  from NZ$199 One-Way / SAVE15%!
Tour Type: Day Tour

The Northern Explorer, New Zealand’s longest running passenger rail service, is waiting for your booking. Explore New Zealand’s North Island.

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