Northern Explorer

Wellington to Auckland

  • Journey name: Wellington to Auckland  
  • Duration: Scenic Day Trips


Through the heartland, this remarkable, ever-changing daytime journey between Auckland and Wellington takes you into the North Island’s heartland, through lush green farmland, native forests, over stunning river gorges and across New Zealand’s Volcanic plateau. Highlights include Tongariro National Park and the Raurimu Spiral, a truly amazing feat of railway engineering.

Train Departure Schedule:

2016 : April - June , July - September , October - December 2017 : January - March , April - June

Journey Dates:

  • Operates every Tuesday , Friday & Sunday

Places Covered:


Day to Day Itinerary - Click here

Price - Click here


Rail fare only. No meals included. 

Route Map

  • Travel from the city of sails to the capital of New Zealand
  • Experience a remarkable, ever-changing daytime journey 
  • Stunning scenery covering the length of the North Island
  • Visit the Raurimu Spiral, a truly amazing feat of railway engineering