New Zealand's longest running passenger service, the Northern Explorer is a long distance scenic train service running between Auckland andWellington, stopping at Palmerston North Ohakune, National Park and Hamilton.
· Tongariro National Park
· Volcanic mountains
· Tongariro, Ngāuruhoe and Ruapehu
· Snow-blanketed fields
· Ancient lava flows and dense beech forests
· Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel Oriental Bay Wellington