travel in New Zealand is simply magic
Each of the three scenic passenger rail journeys in New Zealand are unique,
with views from the Northern Explorer train showing you diverse countryside
of the North Island - towering viaducts, spectacular gorges, hidden
valleys, to the rugged coastline of the South Island, seen from the Coastal Pacific train to the mountain alpine
scenery from the TranzAlpine train.
Sit back, relax and enjoy some of the finest scenery in the world.
Travel in air conditioned, centrally heated, carpeted carriages that have
advanced air bag suspension system for quieter and smoother travel,
un-tinted, non-reflective, panoramic side and roof windows to capture the
dramatic coastal and mountain views, GPS triggered journey commentary in
five languages at your seat via headphones, plus information displays, overhead HD video
and onboard washroom facilities.
comfortable '2 Seat-Aisle-2 Seat' reclining seats with head rests or
'Table Group' (4 people around a table) seating - great
for families, small groups or to meet new
For mobility-impaired passengers, there are spaces for wheel chairs and a disabled public toilet
with wheelchair hoists provide access to the café carriage from track
level. For hearing-impaired passengers - a hearing loop covers all of the
café carriage saloon and serving area.
Your friendly onboard train crew
is there to provide assistance to make your travel
an enjoyable experience by pointing out scenic highlights and provide a
little historical and cultural background on the places you travel through.
long distance passenger trains have a café carriage
serving a range of snacks, light meals and
non-alcoholic/alcoholic drinks and an open air viewing
All long distance passenger train services operate as non-smoking 'One Class' services.
You can explore New Zealand with a Scenic Rail Pass that allows you unlimited travel on
New Zealand's long distance passenger train network including ferry
travel between Wellington in the North
Island and Picton in the South Island, at you own pace, at any time in any direction.
can choose your own route, stop when you like, and travel as many times as
you wish within the validity of this flexible pass - hop on and off where
and when you wish or choose from a range of suggested rail pass travel itineraries.
can use a
Scenic Train and Bus Pass, that allows you to travel on
New Zealand's long distance national passenger rail and bus travel
networks at you own pace, at any time in any direction, including ferry
travel between the North and South Islands between Wellington in the North
Island and Picton in the South Island and travel on modern buses and coaches
to other tourist destinations, like Queenstown, Milford Sound, Mt Cook, the
beautiful Bay of Islands and the thermal region of Rotorua to name a few
destinations plus travel on New Zealand's long distance passenger train
services and selected sightseeing tours.
Scenic Rail Passes are designed for
the independent traveller whether its individuals, families or small groups who
wants to get the best out of their New Zealand holiday and experience the
true beauty and benefits of train and bus travel and provides genuine savings off
the standard adult fare - so the more you travel the better the value.
There are no over night long distance inter-city passenger train/rail
services in New Zealand.
So come and join a scenic kiwi rail journey and experience New Zealand's
unique beauty by train.