Discover Ruapehu Rail Tours

Find Beauty, Discover Adventure, Immerse in Heritage...


⚠️ Service Alert - COVID-19

We are currently monitoring COVID-19 Alert Levels and official advice.
We hope to be able to operate our tour scheduled for Friday the 8th of October, Alert Level permitting.

Please note that our COVID-19 booking policy applies - so you can make forward bookings with the confidence that we will refund or transfer your booking in the event that your tour cannot run.
There may be additional requirements while traveling on board our train that are yet to be confirmed, which may include changes to physical distancing and face covering requirements.
We will communicate these requirements to you as soon as they have been confirmed for our tours.
13/09/2021



The Journey

Discover the natural beauty of the North Island Main Trunk railway line onboard your very own exclusive heritage train. Pass over towering viaducts, follow mighty rivers, pass sites of historical interest, and traverse the famous Raurimu Spiral.

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The Destination

From the heritage and natural beauty of Ohakune, to the opulence and alpine landscape of National Park, and the adventure and serenity of Taumarunui - the Ruapehu Region has it all!

The world renowned Tongariro National Park and Whanganui National Park set the backdrop for a truly unique New Zealand experience.
Situated just south of Lake Taupō, Ruapehu region with its dramatic volcanic landscapes, lush native forests and spiritual rivers epitomise New Zealand's pure outdoors.

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Package Options

Visit Ruapehu have partnered with the Glenbrook Vintage Railway to bring you these hand crafted packages based in Taumarunui, National Park and Ohakune so that you can experience the best of the Ruapehu region.

Packages include the return train journey aboard GVR's heritage train, your accommodation, and a variety of activities and guided options. Some packages include additional meals, treats, and extras.

You have total freedom to customise any package or create your own getaway package - just give the friendly Ruapehu i-SITE team a call on 0800 647 483 or email them at isite@ruapehudc.govt.nz.

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Taumarunui

The bush-lined Whanganui and Ongarue rivers welcome visitors to the Ruapehu's largest town, Taumarunui. Adventure on the river, meet some alpacas, or go fishing!

National Park

In the middle of a true wilderness wonderland, National Park Village boasts panoramic views of all three mountains, Mount Tongariro, Mount Ngauruhoe and Mount Ruapehu.

Ohakune

Ohakune, the southern gateway to the Tongariro National Park, caters for both summer and winter visitors. Great access to hiking, biking, and bushwalking.


How to book

During the peak season, all packages must be booked over the phone through the Ruapehu i-SITE, please call 0800 647 483.
The friendly team at the Ruapehu i-SITE can help build the perfect package for you or your group.

Want to go your own way or just visit family/friends? You are more than welcome to book a Train Only Option to Ohakune, National Park, or Taumarunui.

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