Although I have traveled between Wellington and Auckland quite a few times by road and airplanes, the train journey had been on my to-do list for a very long time. Well, I have finally ticked it off.
I took the Friday morning Northern Explorer train from Wellington traveling all the way up North to Auckland. Out of the four Great Journeys of New Zealand, Northern Explorer train is a must-do for lovers of long journeys, picturesque sceneries, and breathtaking views. It took nearly 10ish hours to reach Auckland from Wellington but the time spent was worth it.
And what’s more wonderful than sitting on a train, passing through tunnels, waterfalls, rivers, farms, eat some nice food, and just be?
If you want to make the best of this journey carry your own food and snacks along because the train doesn’t really stop for a break except for the stops for passengers. There is an onboard café though if you are someone who enjoys buying food from outside.
Before you get too bored reading the text, let me take you on a train journey from Wellington to Auckland with the photos(which were challenging to take from a moving train) below and I am sure you will be inspired to take this journey yourself in the future.
I hope you enjoyed looking at the photos and it gave you the vibe of our lovely North Island.
You can book your great journey of the North Island here: https://www.greatjourneysofnz.co.nz/northern-explorer/
Alternatively, IntercityNZ is also a good way of traveling around New Zealand for lovers of road trips.