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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Take a trip on the Northern Explorer from Auckland into the heart of the Central Plateau and escape to the Chateau Tongariro.View Tour
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.View Tour
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.View Tour
Join us for an amazing railway tour around NZ – perfect for all train enthusiasts. Visit small private railways, heritage parks and enjoy two of NZ’s popular scenic rail journeys.View Tour
Explore the North Island on one of our memorable Northern Explorer tours. Walk one of New Zealand’s great walks, the Tongariro CrossingView Tour
The Northern Explorer, New Zealand’s longest running passenger rail service, is waiting for your booking. Explore New Zealand’s North Island.View Tour
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.View Tour