Kiwi Rail Scenic Journeys Railway New Zealand

Costal Pacific Train from Picton to Christchurch

Travelling between Christchurch and Picton, the Coastal Pacific train journey alongside the lonely New Zealand Pacific Ocean coastline, where a roaring, windblown sea meets enormous bush glad hill and mountains.
This memorable journey between Christchurch and Picton stops at Blenheim and the renowned whale watching town of Kaikoura. Along 98 kilometres of ruggedly beautiful coastline you’ll get astonishingly close to the surging Pacific Ocean and steeply rising Kaikoura Ranges.

The Coastal Pacific will operate 7 days a week during the Summer season from the September - May.

Tranz Alpine Train Greymouth Christchurch

Truly one of the world's great scenic train trips through the dramatic contrast of dry beech forests and tussock land on one side of the Alps and lush green landscapes on the other.
The Tranz Alpine scenic train journey travels between Christchurch and Greymouth, from one coast of New Zealand to the other. The train leaves Christchurch on the east coast, crosses the fertile farmlands of the Canterbury Plains, winds its way through the stunning Waimakariri Gorge, passes over massive viaducts, crosses New Zealand's greatest mountain range, the Southern Alps, and travels through lush beech forests and past serene lakes, before arriving in Greymouth on the beautiful West Coast.

Northern Explorer from Wellington to Auckland

The Wellington to Auckland train service is a scenic rail journey on the Northern Explorer train through the heart of the North Island, travelling between Wellington - New Zealand's arts and culture capital, through the central heartland of the North Island to Auckland, New Zealand's largest city - home of the Sky Tower.
Highlights include Tongariro National Park and the Raurimu Spiral, an amazing feat of railway engineering.

The Northern Explorer runs Southbound on Monday, Thursday and Saturday and returns Northbound on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. Excluding Christmas Day.


Daily Timetable

Picton to Christchurch,
Major stops only
Picton depart 01:25 pm
Blenheim depart 02:03 pm
Kaikoura depart 04:03 pm
Christchurch arrive 06:45 pm
Christchurch to Picton,
Major stops only
Christchurch depart 07:00 am
Kaikoura depart 09:57 am
Blenheim depart 11:55 am
Picton arrive 12:22 pm
Fares are in NZ$
Adult one way $146
Child one way $102

Daily Timetable

Greymouth to Christchurch,
Major stops only
Greymouth depart 02:05 pm
Arthurs Pass depart 04:28 pm
Darfield depart 05:59 pm
Christchurch arrive 06:31 pm
Christchurch to Greymouth,
Major stops only
Christchurch depart 08:15 am
Darfield depart 08:56 am
Arthurs Pass depart 10:52 am
Greymouth arrive 01:05 pm
Fares are in NZ$
Adult one way $199
Child one way $139

Daily Timetable

Auckland to Wellington,
Major stops only
Auckland depart 07:45 am
National Park depart 01:15 pm
Palmerston North depart 04:20 pm
Wellington arrive 06:25 pm
Wellington to Auckalnd,
Major stops only
Wellington depart 07:55 am
Palmerston North depart 10:00 am
National Park depart 01:15 pm
Auckland arrive 06:50 pm
Fares are in NZ$
Adult one way $189
Child one way $129