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 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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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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