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26th July 2021

Summer South Island Rail Tour

The summer South Island Rail Tour provides a stunning panorama of magnificent southern mountain scenery, meandering rivers and coastal plains.


22nd July 2021

TranzAlpine Train, Glaciers & Fiords

The combination of TranzAlpine Train, Glaciers and Fiords offers one of the greatest lure’s of travelling in the South Island of New Zealand. The spectacular and diverse scenery catches your breathe at every turn.


19th July 2021

Sir Edmund Hillary Explorer Heritage Rail & Coach Tour

Inspired by one of the most iconic adventurers of our time, this is an epic journey by rail and luxury coach.


7th July 2021

NZ Rail Adventure by TravelMarvel

Enjoy a taste of each of New Zealand’s scenic rail experiences on this NZ rail adventure, including a distinctive ride on the Glenbrook Vintage Steam Railway.


6th July 2021

TranzAlpine Winter Wonderland

Winter is a magical time to experience the South Island, and there is something romantic and dreamy about the TranzApine Winter Wonderland rail journey set against a backdrop of snow.


25th May 2021

Kaikoura Experience from Wellington

Travel by ferry and scenic train from Wellington to Christchurch, and enjoy a wonderous Kaikoura experience including the natural wonders of this marine paradise.


21st May 2021

Southern Alps in Winter

Traversing the Alps bedecked in its winter cloak delivers a very special magic. This trip offers the opportunity to experience it two-fold, once by road and again by TranzAlpine train.


18th May 2021

Mountains and Lakes by Exclusive Charter

Be captivated by our Mountains and Lakes by exclusive charter. Everyone loves adventure and we have found a little gem travelling via back-roads and private train.


14th May 2021

New Zealand Rail Tour with Maher

Join tour specialists Maher as they explore New Zealand by rail. From Auckland to Christchurch via Wellington, you will enjoy a 12 day escorted tour.


12th May 2021

Escape to the Chateau Tongariro – Departing Wellington

Plan a magical escape to the Chateau Tongariro travelling on the iconic Northern Explorer from Wellington to National Park, and stay amongst one of New Zealand’s spectacular unique landscapes.


13th April 2021

Escape to the Chateau Tongariro – Departing Auckland

Take a trip on the Northern Explorer from Auckland into the heart of the Central Plateau and escape to the Chateau Tongariro.


21st March 2021

Three Great Journeys

If your ambition is to travel on each of New Zealand’s scenic rail journeys, the Three Great Journeys will achieve your dream.


23rd January 2021

New Zealand Festivals by Rail – Our Top 8

It’s festival season New Zealand, so the team here at LOCO Journeys wanted to get you thinking a little differently as to how you can enjoy these great events. Whether it is a celebration of food, wine, beer or music, take some train trips NZ, and experience something absolutely new!


17th November 2020

Northern Explorer & the Tongariro Crossing

Explore the North Island on one of our memorable Northern Explorer tours. Walk one of New Zealand’s great walks, the Tongariro Crossing


4th November 2020

The Raurimu Spiral

You will often find that man-made features such as viaducts spanning bottomless gorges can often only be fully appreciated standing some distance away watching from a viewing point.

The Raurimu Spiral, however, is best experienced on board the Northern Explorer train as you are placed right into the visionary mind of engineer Robert Holmes. Read more in our latest blog.


15th October 2020

Coastal Pacific Memories

In our latest blog, LOCO Journeys Rob Burnell recalls a trip on the Coastal Pacific – one part of an epic overland journey from Auckland to Christchurch.


20th September 2020

TranzAlpine – Explore Hokitika

Jump aboard the TranzAlpine scenic train and explore Hokitika in style. Travel via rail through the Southern Alps to Greymouth you’ll by the vistas from your window.


14th September 2020

3 Amazing Train Trips

There are some incredible train trips to travel on around the world. Wonderful, scenic rail journeys of discovery. Check out 3 of the best.

A diary note says it all – “As good as it gets”. Living, enjoying and simply soaking in the moments. Yes, a railway journey can have this effect.


10th September 2020

The Northern Explorer

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


10th September 2020

The Coastal Pacific

Join the Coastal Pacific and explore the stunning Kaikōura coastline, famous for its marine mammals and whale watching, through the idyllic Canterbury Plains to the Garden City of Christchurch.


5th September 2020

TranzAlpine – Taste of the West Coast

The TranzAlpine is a scenic rail trip running from the East Coast to the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand.


24th August 2020

Martinborough Getaway by Train – Two night package

This relaxing short break is the perfect weekend away for wine lovers. Enjoy a luxury 2 course wine matching lunch, chauffeur and more.


24th August 2020

Martinborough Overnight by Train – One night package

Enjoy a change of scenery with this overnight vineyard package that takes you from the city lights of Wellington.


9th August 2020

Why Rail Tourism is More Important Than Ever

We live in new times. When we founded LOCO Journeys, no one could have imagined the challenges the world faces today, and yet we’re certain there is hope for the future, particularly when travelling by train.


30th July 2020

Martinborough Wine Tour by Train

Our Martinborough wine tour by rail is a wonderful getaway that takes you from Wellington to Martinborough in the heart…


26th July 2020

NZ’s 5 Best Destinations by Rail

New Zealand is blessed with countless great rail destinations open and ready for you to explore. In fact, there’s an overflowing bounty of places to stop and soak up the local vibe.

Here’s LOCO Journeys lowdown on 5 of the best that can be reached by train.


25th June 2020

TranzAlpine Memories

In our latest blog LOCO Journeys intrepid track bashing rail-guru, David Burnell recalls a recent trip on the marvelous TranzAlpine rail journey.

“This is one of the great railway journeys of the world. And that isn’t a cliché.”


23rd June 2020

The TranzAlpine Train

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


22nd June 2020

TranzAlpine & West Coast Glaciers to Queenstown

Ride New Zealand’s premier rail journey on this two-day train tour from Christchurch to the West Coast, New Zealand.


3rd June 2020

New Zealand Railfan Adventure

Join us for an amazing railway tour around NZ – perfect for all train enthusiasts. Visit small private railways, heritage parks and enjoy two of NZ’s popular scenic rail journeys.


19th May 2018

Travelling 5 Lesser Known Rail Journeys

The chances are we can all name five, possibly ten popular rail journeys that have acquired global fame and that feature highly on personal must do lists. So here’s five that you possibly haven’t heard of and maybe one day would like to try.