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Northern Explorer Train Journey from Wellington to Auckland

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Wellington, New Zealand
Northern Explorer Train Journey from Wellington to Auckland

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Overview

Take the scenic route from Wellington to Auckland and enjoy one of New Zealand’s most spectacular train routes. Hop aboard for a dramatic journey through the Tongariro National Park, passing along the Kapiti Coast, through the Waikato countryside, and beneath the towering peaks of Tongariro, Ngauruhoe, and Ruapehu mountains.
  • Full-day Wellington to Auckland scenic train ride
  • Travel aboard a comfortable train with catering services on-board
  • Marvel at the natural wonders of the Tongariro National Park from the train’s open-air viewing platforms
  • Enjoy magnificent views of the Waikato region, the Kapiti Coast, and the Central Plateau
  • GPS programmed audio commentary ensures you don’t miss anything
  • Self-guided tour offers greater flexibility
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  • Wellington Station , Bunny Street, Pipitea, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Wellington Station , Bunny Street, Pipitea, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • 7:55 AM
    Auckland Strand , Parnell, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
    Auckland Strand , Parnell, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if travelling with a wheelchair.
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to scheduled departure and check in at the station to receive your boarding pass. Please have your Viator Voucher ready for inspection.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • OPERATED BY KiwiRail LTD
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Northern Explorer Train Journey from Wellington to Auckland?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    See all safety measures taken by Northern Explorer Train Journey from Wellington to Auckland.

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    star-5
    Great journey with magnificent scenery!
    Tsveta A
    , Jan 2020
    Very pleasant journey, it's worth it! The thing I recommend is for the variety of the food and, if possible to have more seatings at the food coach. Otherwise, excellent!

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