New Zealand's train services are throughout the country and take you through some of the most breathtaking scenery. Trains in New Zealand can be affordable and convenient, allowing you to travel almost anywhere. Railroads and railways are situated through the heart of New Zealand, providing views not seen from the road. New Zealand trains are also available in some cities and suburbs for daily commuting. more
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Rotorua, New Zealand, is now home to the worlds first RailCruising operation. Our custom built log-station at Mamaku, a 15 minute drive west of Rotorua is the operations and departure point for the Mamaku Express 2 hour RailCruising Excursion. This unique self-drive RailCruising experience offers gentle curves and steep climbs with beautiful lake views and nature bush scenery.
All Aboard! The Express invites you to a romantic atmosphere straight out of the opulent Art Deco era. Informative, witty commentary outlining the history of the 1931 earthquake and the city's Art Deco rebuild. You will gain insight into the region, local’s life and culture, achievements of New Zealanders and personal stories from the fifth generation Hawke's Bay family owners.
The Coastal Pacific train between Christchurch and Picton is a scenic feast of New Zealand, with the Kaikoura mountain ranges on one side and the rugged Pacific Ocean coastline on the other. Travel along 98km of stunning coastline, and take a break in Kaikoura to experience a whale watch tour. Daily return service over the extended summer season (October-April).
Considered to be one of the world's great train trips, Taieri Gorge Railway departs daily from downtown Dunedin. The train is one of Dunedin's top attractions and travels through some of New Zealand's most beautiful scenery which cannot be seen by road. Includes sightseeing stops, outside viewing platforms, licensed cafe and commentary. Half-day all-weather experience not to be missed.
Dunedin's scenic coastal tourist train operating from the historic railway station in Dunedin. Departing on selected days in summer, it takes you on a coastal journey from Dunedin to Palmerston and return. Travel high on the cliffs of coastal Otago and enjoy stunning views. Visit the museum, famous pie shop, cafes and shops.
An extraordinary selection of unique small group tours. Premier experiences using the most qualified people, personalities, locations and knowledge. Our trips range from guided adventure and dive tours through to educational tours with marine mammals. We are constantly striving to build greater ecological awareness of the highly sensitive and vulnerable nature of the environment.
Discover New Zealand and the true beauty of rail with KiwiRail Scenic's unique train journeys. NZ's only passenger rail company combines breath-taking scenic train journeys with quality facilities and comfort. Enjoy stunning views from world-class carriages featuring panoramic windows, a licenced cafe, and open air viewing. Choose from three unique journeys; the Northern Explorer, Coastal Pacific and TranzAlpine.
Journey through the heart of the North Island between Auckland and Wellington on the Northern Explorer. Travel through rolling farmland, over towering viaducts and through the North Islands Central Plateau with its three spectacular mountains. Enjoy world-class carriages featuring panoramic windows, a licensed cafe, at-seat audio commentary, and open air viewing. Departs Auckland on Monday/Thursday/Sunday, and Wellington on Tuesday/Friday/Saturday.
The TranzAlpine is rated as one of the world's best train journeys, travelling between Christchurch and Greymouth, over the spectacular Southern Alps. Experience views of dramatic alpine landscapes; snow-capped mountain peaks, thrilling viaducts, braided rivers, and sub-tropical rain forests. Enjoy world class carriages featuring panoramic windows, a licensed cafe, GPS triggered commentary, and open air viewing. Daily return service.
An historic rural railway using both vintage steam and diesel-electric locomotives on 12.8 km of spectacular scenic line through the unique limestone beauty of the Weka Pass out of Waipara, approximately 60km north of Christchurch. Public trains run every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month, every Sunday in January and most public holidays.
Wellington's cable car gives access from the city up the hill to harbour views, botanical gardens, observatory, cable car museum, restaurant, and downhill walks via historic Thorndon back to city and waterfront. Runs from 7:00 am weekdays, and 9:00 am weekend/holidays. Every 10 minutes until 10:00 pm.
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