Experience a picture-perfect journey through the heart of New Zealand with Great Journeys New Zealand and their scenic trains. Jump on for one leg or sit back and relax for the whole journey. The Northern Explorer, Coastal Pacific and TranzAlpine trains bring you the best of New Zealand's famous scenery to your window.
Great Journeys NZ offer members a 10% discount on full-priced scenic fares for their Northern Explorer, Coastal Pacific and TranzAlpine trains.
To get the member discount, select the train you want to book for and you’ll be taken to the ‘book your journey’ section of the GJNZ website. Input your journey details, select ‘search fares’ and complete your booking as normal. In the ‘promotional code’ section input the discount code.
Northern Explorer (Auckland to Wellington)
TranzAlpine (Picton to Christchurch)
Coastal Pacific (Christchurch to Greymouth)
Scenic class carriages
Enjoy spacious seats, panoramic windows, and skylights. Stroll from your assigned seat to the Open-air Viewing Carriage to explore the great outdoors. Connect with audio commentary, GPS triggered to provide a stream of history and stories.
Scenic café and licensed bar
Make the most of your journey by selecting from a range of hot and cold food and drinks from the café carriage. Take a seat in the café or return to your seat with your meal and drink.
Indulge in a Scenic Plus upgrade
Upgrade to Scenic Plus for added luxury you’ll get freshly prepared food inspired by travelling through the regions, a drinks service with regional wines, and hosted in an exclusive carriage. Travel on Scenic Plus TranzAlpine service from 14 April 2023.
Short breaks & packages
Choose one of the hand-picked short-break packages to experience beautiful NZ from the scenic train and stop over along the way. Ranging from 2-5 days with planned accommodation and food, all you have to do is arrive at the station with your suitcase packed.
Fully guided tours
Book one of the 6-17 day classic or signature tours, led by a local aboard the award-winning scenic trains. Each tour is fully guided, so you'll spend less time planning, and more time enjoying your adventure (includes breakfast and other meals, accommodation, transfers, and activities).