Experience the capital

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Come to the coolest little capital in the world, in one of the coolest ways possible.

Please note: We are transitioning to a new Scenic Escape booking system. We apologise for any inconvenience and recommend you book hotels/activities independently.


Wellington is known for its funky bars and lively restaurants, its glistening waterfront, the many marvels of Te Papa... the list goes on. And what better way to get there and experience it all, than on the Northern Explorer train. We’ve even arranged accommodation for you at Rydges Hotel - just a stone’s throw from Wellington Railway Station, right in the vibrant heart of the city.

Whether you want to travel to and from Wellington by train or make your own arrangements to get home, we have a package option to suit. 

Capital Break

ex Auckland from $253 per person (share twin)
  • Travel to Wellington one way, on the Northern Explorer train
  • Accommodation including breakfast at Rydges Hotel
  • Up to four nights accommodation can be booked
  • Train departs Auckland every Thursday and Saturday

Capital Weekend Break

ex Auckland from $613 per person (share twin)
  • Travel between Auckland and Wellington on the Northern Explorer train
  • Three nights accommodation including breakfast at the Rydges Hotel
  • Departs Auckland Thursdays and Saturdays

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