The Northern Explorer Train Tours and Packages

The Northern Explorer (previously known as the “Overlander”) is New Zealand’s longest-running passenger service which explores 680 km’s of the North Island in New Zealand. See vistas of popular North Island locations such as the Kapiti Coast, Tongariro Crossing, and Mount Ruapehu. Experience the ever-changing landscapes from train tours through this scenic area of New Zealand. Browse our tour and trip options below for the Northern Explorer train, departing from your choice of Wellington or Auckland.

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Northern Explorer and the Tongariro Crossing

Departing: Selected days of the week until 3 May 2021
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 Great Kiwi Beer Festival

Departing: 13 March 21
2 Days  |  From $319 NZD

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

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The Northern Explorer

Departing: Departures until 3 May 2021 leave Wellington on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, and leaving Auckland on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
1 Day  |  From $109 NZD One-Way

The Northern Explorer is New Zealand’s longest running passenger rail service, is back open! Explore New Zealand’s North Island.

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