North Island Train Tours and Packages

Explore New Zealand train tours and packages which highlight the North Island’s beautiful vistas. Find popular train services such as the Northern Explorer or visit some of the most popular vineyards around Wellington with our Martinborough Getaway by Train. Our rail getaways visit many of the must-see areas in New Zealand, such as the Hauraki Gulf, Tongariro National Park, and the southern-most point of the North Island. Choose from a variety of train tours, packages, and trip durations below.

Contact us to find out more about 2021 and 2022 departures.

Escape to the Chateau Tongariro – Departing Wellington

Departing: Departs Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays until 16 October 21
4 Days  |  From $725 NZD

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.

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Martinborough Getaway by Train – Two night package

Departing: Daily Departures
3 Days  |  From $915 NZD

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

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Martinborough Overnight by Train – One night package

Departing: Daily Departures
2 Days  |  From $500 NZD

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

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Martinborough Wine Tour by Train

Departing: Most Days. Contact us for details.
1 Day  |  From $265 NZD

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

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New Zealand Rail Tour with Maher

Departing: 12 November 2021
12 Days  |  $6,305

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.

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Northern Explorer & the Tongariro Crossing

Departing: Departures until 16 October 2021 leave Wellington on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, and leaving Auckland on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
4 Days  |  From $975 NZD

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

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The Northern Explorer

Departing: Departures until 16 October 2021 leave Wellington on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, and leaving Auckland on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
1 Day  |  From $89 NZD One-Way

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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Three Great Journeys

Departing: From Auckland on Mon, Thurs, & Sat; From Christchurch on Thurs & Fri until 16 October 2021.
3 Days+ (timetable dependent)  |  Price On Request

If your ambition is to travel on each of New Zealand’s scenic rail journeys, the Three Great Journeys will achieve your dream. Tick-off every scenic rail trip and include an inter-island ferry on this succinct tour.

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