Spring & Summer New Zealand Bookings for 2021/2022 are now OPEN

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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Escape to the Chateau Tongariro – Departing Auckland

Departing: Departs Monday, Thursday and Saturday until 02 May 2022
3 Days  |  From $589 NZD

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

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Escape to the Chateau Tongariro – Departing Wellington

Departing: Departs Wens, Fri & Sun until 02 May 2022
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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New Zealand Rail Tour with Maher

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

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 03 May 2022 leave Wellington on Wens, Fri & Sun, and leaving Auckland on Mon, Thurs & Sat.
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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NZ Rail Adventure by TravelMarvel

Departing: 16 November & 7 December 2021
15 Days  |  From $6,959 NZD

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.

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The Northern Explorer

Departing: Departures until 02 May 2022 leave Wellington on Wens, Fri & Sun, and leaving Auckland on Mon, Thurs & Sat.
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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Ultimate New Zealand Train Journey

Departing: 21 October 2021
13 Days  |  $5,895 NZD

Join us for a rail tour that can easily boast to be the Ultimate New Zealand Train Journey. Including all of NZ’s scenic rail trips and a private charter, it doesn’t get better than this.

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