The Great Journeys of New Zealand - Interislander and Scenic Rail

The Great Journeys of New Zealand brings together KiwiRail’s four iconic passenger journeys – Northern Explorer, Interislander, Coastal Pacific and TranzAlpine. Each of our journeys has a distinctive flavour, but all embody the same unique and authentic Kiwi character.

Enjoy the variety of landscape between Auckland and Wellington in the North Island. It is a journey of extremes and surprises, where snow-blanketed fields, ancient lava flow and dense beech forests can be seen side by side. Sail the pristine waters of the Cook Strait and Marlborough Sounds on Interislander. Explore the rugged Kaikoura coastline on board Coastal Pacific from Picton to Christchurch – where the roaring sea meets enormous bush-clad mountains. Take in the wild majesty of the Southern Alps and vast Canterbury Plains aboard the world-famous TranzAlpine train. They are globally-recognised and can be enjoyed separately or together to create a quintessential New Zealand experience