The Northern Explorer train departs Auckland on Saturday, 1 September 2012 at 7.50am from Platform Three at the Britomart Station. It arrives in National Park at around 12.50pm where you will be greeted by a welcome party and transported to OPC at Taurewa.
This remarkable, ever-changing half-day journey between Auckland and National Park takes you into the North Islandís heartland, through lush green farmland, native forests, over stunning river gorges to New Zealandís Volcanic plateau. Highlights include Tongariro National Park and the Raurimu Spiral, a truly amazing feat of railway engineering.
The standard cost for a single ride is $88, a return ticket is $176. Please note the Northern Explorer train service does not operate on Wednesday, 5 September! You might be interested in booking a bus for the return trip instead, unless you plan to stay longer in the area.
A group discount is available (minimum 10 people), but we need to know who is interested in taking the train option to arrange it. Please Contact us via email if you wish to travel by Northern Explorer and receive a group discount. If there is enough interest, we will buy the discunted tickets and you will refund us on site.
The InterCity bus (IC6407) departs Auckland on Saturday, 1 September 2012 at 9.00am from Sky City Coach Terminal, 102 Hobson Street. It arrives at National Park at 2.59pm where you will be greeted by a welcome party and transported to OPC at Taurewa.
The return InterCity bus (IC6412) departs National Park on Wednesday, 5 September 2012 at 1.20pm from Ski Haus, Carroll Street. It arrives at Auckland at 7.00pm at Sky City Coach Terminal, 102 Hobson Street.
One way non-refundable ticket is $33, while the flexible fare is $63. A return non-refundable ticket is $66 and flexible fare is $126. A booking fee applies.
Although a group discount is available (for 15 paid people, the 16th is travelling free) it is not practical. Please note, there is only a limited number of discounted non-refundable tickets. Book early to avoid disappointment. Please Contact us if you need more information.