• Escorted Tour

Christmas Special Rail Tour

Chateau Tongariro

What better way to celebrate the festive season than joining our popular escorted rail tour to the Chateau. 

Rail continues to be a wonderful way to travel -relaxing, comfortable and a great way to meet like-minded travellers. The 'Northern Explorer' will take you through the farming hinterland of the Waikato and the rugged King Country and up the famous Raurimu Spiral to National Park.

Our special night is at the Chateau Tongariro, set amongst the tussock of the National Park with an impressive backdrop of the three mountains. Here we enjoy a sumptious Christmas Dinner in convivial surroundings - an evening to remember.

We return home on the Sunday, arriving in Auckland early evening after a relaxing time away. 


  • Return rail travel to National Park on the 'Northern Explorer'
  • Coach transfers to and from the Chateau
  • Accommodation at the historic Chateau Tongariro
  • Special Christmas dinner at the Chateau Tongariro
  • Morning tea and lunch on the train on Saturday
  • Cooked breakfast at the Chateau on the Sunday morning
  • Pukekohe travel escort subject to a minimum of 30 people travelling. 


Cost Per Person *
Auckland - Auckland
Twin ShareSingle 
   $499 $579

*This is a cash or cheque price. Credit cards will incur a 2% fee
*Itinerary and costs subject to change


  • Items of a personal nature
  • Cancellation insurance 

Booking Conditions

  • A non-refundable deposit of $100 will secure a place on the tour
  • Full payment is due no later than 25 October 2018

Cancellations and Refunds

  • Deposit non-refundable
  • All cancellations are on a per-person basis
  • Full payment non-refundable after 25 October 2018

Travel Insurance

We recommend cancellation insurance for our clients. For a quote please contact the office. 

Health and Fitness

To ensure the tour is enjoyable for the whole grop, a good standard of fitness is required with the ability to enter and exit the train and coaches. 

Note: Pukekohe Travel reserves the right to correct errors and omissions on our website without recourse.
* Itinerary subject to change