Kia Ora. Welcome to Ruapehu

Great Journeys of New Zealand

The Northern Explorer train takes its passengers on a scenic journey and connects them with quaint towns' and local culture along the way.

It's all about the journey. The Northern Explorer travels 680km through some unforgettable landscapes, past historic bridges and through unique towns as it travels between Auckland and Wellington.

A stop in the Ruapehu region is the perfect way to divide this trip, you can stop at Taumarunui, National Park, or Ohakune all places have their own unique offerings. From the Forgotten World Highway to the famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing you can find a variety of ways to explore the region before heading back on your train journey.