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The Great Journeys of New Zealand operate a network of long distance passenger trains and inter-island ferries. We take passengers across New Zealand in comfort and style through some of the most scenic areas of the North and South Islands. The...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Wellington Railway Station | Bunny Street, Wellington, New Zealand
We treated ourselves for our anniversary and travelled down from Auckland on the train. The check in at the station was easy and once our luggage had been stowed in the baggage cart and after getting a hot drink from the buffet cart, we found...More
Loved this journey. Had done it before but that was many years ago.
I took my daughter for her 9th birthday to Wellington by train. We loved the fact that we could walk around any time we wanted to and could visit the open air...More
We're Auckland-based and thought we'd give the train a go (and flew back). On a Saturday it was perhaps 40-50% full so we had a table and 4 places for the two of us. Train left on time, made up a lot of time before...More
This was a very relaxing way to see the sights of the North Island of New Zealand. The commentary was first class. The staff were so helpful and the seating arrangements comfortable. I'd highly recommend you try this mode of travel as an alternative to...More
I did this trip in July 2018 after reading about it and seeing pictures. I was not disappointed. The virus you get to see from the train are great. It is a lång ride, 10 jours, but well worth it. I very much enjoyed the...More
What a relaxing way to get to Auckland
Got on at Palmerston North stop
Went outside as was told by the commentary advised as we were going over viaducts
Commentary was very hit and miss
Very informative at times
We learnt a lot about the...More
lovely journey from Wellington to Auckland. As we handed rental car back at Wellington, this was the last leg of our trip and makes it something else to look forward to when your getting to that end of an holiday feeling.
Six of us took the train from Auckland to Wellington in November 2017. We broke our journey with a two day stopover in Ohakune. If you have young children, I'd suggest doing this as the non-stop trip is a bit of a long day otherwise....More
We had 6 weeks in New Zealand as a follow up from a visit in 2015. Although there were places we wanted to return to we thought it would be good to visit different places to them via different transport routes. We therefore chose to...More
I actually bought my ticket on the day of departure due to bad weather in the national park, having said that I didn't find it expensive for a same day booking. It cost me 79 NZD one way. The train ride even in rainy/cloudy weather...More