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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Explore the North Island on one of our memorable Northern Explorer tours. Walk one of New Zealand’s great walks, the Tongariro CrossingView Tour
Grab a group of mates and head to Hamilton’s Great Kiwi Beer Festival on The Northern Explorer train for ultimate ease.View Tour
The Northern Explorer is New Zealand’s longest running passenger rail service, is back open! Explore New Zealand’s North Island.View Tour