New Zealand

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…


28th January 2021

Scenic Journeys at Sensational Prices!

Now is the time to book your scenic train NZ! For a limited time, you and a bunch of mates can travel on train trips in New Zealand for up to 50% off. Find out more!


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 and 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


8th November 2020

The Great Kiwi Beer Festival

Grab a group of mates and head to Hamilton’s Great Kiwi Beer Festival on The Northern Explorer train for ultimate ease.


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 is New Zealand’s longest running passenger rail service, is back open! 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 Getaway 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

The TranzAlpine rail service is waiting for you to book your rail trip. Get ready to explore New Zealand’s Southern Alps by train.


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 Railway Adventure

New Zealand offers many superb train journeys, a number of which are included on this terrific 12 day New Zealand…


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.