About Anzcro

ANZCRO (UK) (the Australia New Zealand Central Reservations Office) was initially established in 1990, with the UK office having been open since 2001. With our Head Office based in Southport, Australia, and offices in Queenstown New Zealand, & Truro, the company has successfully grown to become one of the largest tour operators to New Zealand, Australia & the South Pacific.   [read more..]


Monday to Friday: 9.00am – 5.30pm GMT

Saturday: 9.00am – 5pm GMT

Sunday: Closed

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Northern Explorer

Rail Journey - New Zealand
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ANZCRO / Northern Explorer

Northern Explorer


per person

Auckland to Wellington or vice versa.

The historic main trunk line takes you through the North Island’s heartland – lush green farmland, native forests, stunning river gorges, and across New Zealand’s volcanic plateau.

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Highlights Include

The world-famous Raurimu Spiral, a feat of railway engineering designed in 1898 enabling the train to climb 221 metres in less than 6 kilometres.

Lush green King Country landscapes - hills fit for Hobbits.

World Heritage Views – see Mount Ruapehu, one of three active volcanoes in the World heritage listed Tongariro National Park.

Follow the dramatic Rangitikei Gorge with the help of huge viaducts.

Hug the picturesque Kapiti coastline as you head to Wellington, New Zealand’s capital.

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Pricing - Auckland to Wellington or vice versa

One way fares per person Adult Child (2-17yrs)
Apr - Sep 18 £114 £80
Oct 18 - Mar 19 £134 £94


Operates a 6 day timetable. Stops at Auckland, Papakura, Hamilton, Otorohanga (Waitomo), National Park, Ohakune, Palmerston North, Paraparaumu and Wellington.
Departs Auckland Mon, Thu & Sat 7:45am
Arrives Wellington Mon, Thu & Sat 6:25pm
Departs Wellington Tue, Fri & Sun 7:55am
Arrives Auckland Tue, Fri & Sun 6:50pm

Note: Infants (0-2 years) travel free of charge. Child (2-17 years) rates available. Rates for other point-to-point journeys available on request.

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