The Northern Explorer   
Auckland - Wellington - Auckland Daylight Passenger Train Service 
With effect: 01 Apr 14

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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
Auckland to Wellington   Wellington to Auckland

Auckland - Depart 7.50am Wellington - Depart 7.55am
Papakura 8.40am Online Fares & Reservations Paraparaumu 8.45am Online Fares & Reservations
Otorohanga* 10.55am Online Fares & Reservations Palmerston North 10.00am Online Fares & Reservations
Hamilton 10.15am Online Fares & Reservations Ohakune  (For Turoa Skifield) 12.45pm Online Fares & Reservations
National Park  (For Whakapapa Skifield) 1.15pm Online Fares & Reservations National Park  (For Whakapapa Skifield) 1.15pm Online Fares & Reservations
Ohakune  (For Turoa Skifield) 1.45pm Online Fares & Reservations Otorohanga* 3.45pm Online Fares & Reservations
Palmerston North 4.20pm Online Fares & Reservations Hamilton% 4.30pm Online Fares & Reservations
Paraparaumu 5.30pm Online Fares & Reservations Papakura 5.55pm Online Fares & Reservations
Wellington - Arrive 6.25pm Online Fares & Reservations Auckland - Arrive 6.50pm Online Fares & Reservations
Auckland to Wellington service operates - Monday, Thursday and Saturday Wellington to Auckland service operates - Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
* For Waitomo Villages & 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