Duration: 4 Days
Price: From $725 NZD
Departure From: Wellington
Departure Date: Departs Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays until 16 October 21
Tour Type: Short Break
Meal Plan: B&B and selected meals
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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.
The train leaves Wellington early in the morning and makes its way up the dazzling Kapiti Coast before moving into the rolling green farmland and quaint country towns of the Manuawatu. From here you pass over a succession of imposing viaducts before entering the Central Plateau and the magnificent sight of the 3 mighty volcanoes – Tongariro, Ngāuruhoe and Ruapehu.
At the very special and unique Chateau Tongariro you can immerse yourself in this unique landscape of ancient lava flows and dense beech forest while staying in the timeless atmosphere that the Chateau works hard to preserve, dating from the opulent days of the “Roaring ’20s” when it first opened.
This tour is completely flexible so if you want to add additional days, change activities and attractions, include pre or post accommodation or transfers, just let us know.
In Scenic Class you’ll experience spacious reclined seats with generous amounts of legroom and comfort, panoramic windows, glass shelves and skylights. And to heighten your comfort, state-of-the-art airbag suspension has been used to guarantee a smooth ride across our rugged New Zealand terrain.
While onboard, you might like a stroll to the Northern Explorer Scenic Cafe carriage where you’ll find a great selection of hot and cold snacks, drinks and ice creams. Indulge in a freshly brewed specialty tea or barista coffee married with a sumptuous cake? Or perhaps toast your special journey with a bottle of bubbles or craft beer?
The Open-air Viewing Carriage is also great place to get some fresh air and enjoy the great outdoors while on the move. Capture the magical views on camera and let your short break begin!
For a detailed itinerary, the Northern Explorer timetable, departure days, and Northern Explorer fare conditions, please see below.
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