Scenic Rail Pass

See the world from just $ 0

See the Mountains, Springs, and Green Valleys of New Zealand with the Scenic Rail Pass

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Due to the recent earthquake and consequent damage to the Coastal Pacific Train line, all passes have been temporarily suspended until further notice.

However, all journeys, apart from the Coastal Pacific between Picton and Christchurch which is currently under reconstruction, can be booked individually so please don’t hesitate to contact us for quotes and reservations on all the other services in New Zealand.


This pass is great because...

  • It’s a cheap and flexible pass
  • You will have six months of travel validity
  • It’ll allow you to relax and enjoy the amazing landscape of New Zealand

Experience the adventure of train travel

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With its soaring, snow-capped mountains, thermal springs, rich Maori culture and bustling urban centres, New Zealand is the holiday destination that has it all – and with the Scenic Rail Pass in your pocket you can travel through this gorgeous country at your own place.

Start on the North Island in cosmopolitan Auckland, and you can make your way down to riverside Hamilton, just 40 miles west of Matamata (the home of Hobbiton). From there, follow the route south to Wellington, the island’s capital and cultural hub. Venture across the Cook Strait on the Interislander Ferry and you’ll be able to swim with dolphins at Kaikoura, tour Christchurch’s pretty scenery and explore the South Island’s western coast from Greymouth.

Part of being on holiday is knowing you can do what you want, whenever you want. So the Scenic Rail Pass is perfect. It allows you to hop on and off any long distance train service, at any station, or the Interislander ferry, as many times as you like for the duration of your pass. Rail passes offer excellent value for money and the more you travel, the better value they become.

Choose a fixed term pass for 7, 14 or 21 days and get unlimited travel on long distance scenic train services, as well as the Interislander ferry. This is perfect if you want to explore over 1-3 weeks, and want to be able to use the train on any of these days.

Your pass begins from the first day you use it, and you can book you trips online or by phoning 0800 250 000 (in New Zealand). To ensure there's a seat for you, you'll need to book 24 hours prior to travelling.

Don’t forget that this pass isn’t your only option; International Rail can offer a wide variety of alternative rail passes and rail tickets. If you’d like to know more contact us today.


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