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Travel Information:   The Northern Explorer train is operating Auckland/Hamilton/National Park/Ohakune/Palmerston North/Wellington Monday, Thursday & Saturday & Wellington/Palmerston North/Ohakune/National Park/Hamilton/Auckland Tuesday, Friday & Sunday. For alternative land travel Auckland to Wellington Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday & Wellington to Auckland Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday please click on the above Bus Services link for online times, fares & instant confirmation reservations
The Northern Explorer
Auckland - Wellington - Auckland Daylight Passenger Train Timetable
(Operates Daily Except Christmas Day - 25 December)

(Timetable effective from  01 Jan 16)

Auckland to Wellington   Wellington to Auckland

Departs - Auckland 7.45am Departs - Wellington 7.55am
Papakura 8.40am Online Fares and Reservations Paraparaumu 8.45am Online Fares and Reservations
Otorohanga* 10.55am Online Fares and Reservations Palmerston North 10.00am Online Fares and Reservations
Hamilton 10.15am Online Fares and Reservations Ohakune  (For Turoa Skifield) 12.45pm Online Fares and Reservations
National Park  (For Whakapapa Skifield) 1.15pm Online Fares and Reservations National Park  (For Whakapapa Skifield) 1.15pm Online Fares and Reservations
Ohakune  (For Turoa Skifield) 1.45pm Online Fares and Reservations Otorohanga* 3.45pm Online Fares and Reservations
Palmerston North 4.20pm Online Fares and Reservations Hamilton% 4.30pm Online Fares and Reservations
Paraparaumu 5.30pm Online Fares and Reservations Papakura 5.55pm Online Fares and Reservations
Arrives - Wellington 6.25pm Online Fares and Reservations Arrives - Auckland 6.50pm Online Fares and Reservations
Auckland to Wellington service operates - Monday, Thursday and Saturday Wellington to Auckland service operates - Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
* For Waitomo Village & Caves % Connects with bus services from Hamilton to Rotorua and Tauranga
The above times are for guidance only and may change without notice to suit operational requirements