Northern Explorer (travel until 31st Mar 2017) : Prices / info

Northern Explorer


This iconic, ever-changing daytime journey through the heart of the North Island brings you a truly diverse range of scenery in one day.

Travel through rolling green farmland, past quaint country towns and along rocky coasts. The journey through Tongariro National Park, with its three spectacular volcanic mountains -Tongariro, Ngāuruhoe and Ruapehu - is a highlight, a place of extremes and surprises, where snow-blanketed fields, ancient lava flows and dense beech forests can be seen side by side. Traverse stunning river gorges and wind through the Raurimu Spiral near National Park, an amazing feat of railway engineering.

Operational Update: Northern Explorer will not be operating on the below dates. There will be no bus replacements for these services.

One-way fares can be found below. For return or through-way fares please contact us.




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