Upcoming New Zealand Rail Trips & Tours

See more, do more, and relax on one of our Day Trips or guided Rail Tours!

Multi-day Tours

The Great North Island Rail Adventure - 10 Day Rail Tour
Departs Glenbrook/Papakura/Hamilton
Tuesday 2nd April 2024 - 10 days

The ultimate rail adventure! Join our 10 day tour from Glenbrook, Papakura or Hamilton as we head east to Rotorua. We return to Hamilton before heading to the king country and the ‘Forgotten World’ as we travel the full Stratford-Okahukura Line. Our train then takes us from New Plymouth to Palmerston North. We depart via the Manawatu Gorge and travel up to the central plateau before returning to Auckland.

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The Great North Island Rail Adventure - 6 Day Mini Tour
Departs Papakura
Tuesday 2nd April 2024 - 6 days

Hop aboard this 6 day mini tour as we explore the mothballed Rotorua Branch and Stratford - Okahukura Line, travel on GVR’s tour train to Tokoroa and Taumarunui, returning on the Northern Explorer. Tour starts/ends: Papakura.

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The Great North Island Rail Adventure - 5 Day Mini Tour
Departs Hamilton
Wednesday 3rd April 2024 - 5 days

Join this 5 day shortened tour which captures the best of the west. Travel to Kariotahi, spend a day on the Stratford - Okahukura Line and a night in the central plateau - just to name a few of the highlights! Tour starts/ends: Frankton & Rotokauri.

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The Great North Island Rail Adventure - 4 Day Mini Tour
Departs Palmerston North
Friday 5th April 2024 - 4 days

Depart the Manawatu for this epic 4 day adventure in your own backyard! See the stunning central plateau from the North Island Main Trunk before plunging deep into the Forgotten World for 2 days. Return by train from New Plymouth.

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More Trips and Tours to be announced throughout the year...

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