Destinations by Train in New Zealand

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Destinations within your reach on a KiwiRail Scenic Journey

Travelling with KiwiRail Scenic in New Zealand is a unique and memorable way to reach your travel destinations. Fold away the road maps, recline back in spacious carriage seating, and let us take you where you need to go.

Here are some journeys you can take with us. For more information on our services check out the Northern EpxlorerCoastal Pacific or TranzAlpine services, take a tour on board, or see our full service timetables. For assistance with booking please see our FAQs & booking assistance information. 

North Island

Destinations you can travel to by train in the North Island:

Wellington to Auckland by train

Auckland to Wellington by train

Auckland to Hamilton by train

Hamilton to Auckland by train

Wellington to Hamilton by train

Hamilton to Wellington by train

Auckland to Palmerston North by train

Palmerston North to Auckland by train

Auckland to National Park or Ohakune by train

Wellington to National Park or Ohakune by train

South Island

Destinations you can travel to by train in the South Island:

Christchurch to Greymouth by train

Greymouth to Christchurch by train

Christchurch to Kaikoura by train

Kaikoura to Christchurch by train

Picton to Kaikoura by train

Christchurch to Blenheim by train

Blenheim to Christchurch by train

Christchurch to Picton by train

Picton to Christchurch by train

Travel between Islands (Throughfares)

Destinations you can travel to by train between the North & South Islands (across Cook Straight). These journeys include a ferry or flight, and the Coastal Pacific train service:

Welligton to Christchurch by train

Christchurch to Wellington by train

Wellington to Kaikoura by train

Kaikoura to Wellington by train