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Northern Explorer

Price from £83 per person

Operates through the heart of the North Island between Auckland and Wellington. Along the way you pass the central North Island ski towns of National Park and Ohakune. You also have fantastic views of farm land, lush forest, the volcanic plateau, stunning river gorges and many picturesque towns.

The train operates a 6 day timetable: departs Auckland on Monday, Thursday & Saturday; departs Wellington on Tuesday, Friday & Sunday 

Wellington - Auckland

Departs Auckland at 07.45am: National Park 01.15pm:  Arrives Wellington 06.25pm
Departs Wellington at 07.55am: National Park 01.15pm: Arrives Auckland 06.50pm