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Christmas Special Rail Tour to Chateau

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 sumptuous Christmas Dinner in convivial surroundings – an evening to remember.

  • Northern Explorer
  • Northern Explorer
  • Chateau Heritage Wing Room
  • Chateau- Twin room
  • Chateau Tongariro Wing Superior Room
  • Chateau Ngaruhoe Window Lounge

Your travel itinerary

Saturday 02 December

Chateau Tongariro

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We depart Auckland on the Northern Explorer train early Saturday morning. 

With pick-ups enroute at Papakura, Pukekohe and Hamilton Stations. 

Arriving into National Park train station early afternoon before transferring to the Chateau Tongariro. 

Afternoon is yours to relax before a sumptuous Christmas Dinner. 

Sunday 03 December

Chateau Tongariro

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This morning after a leisurley breakfast, enjoy the surroundings at the Chateau or take an optional trip up 'the Bruce', before our afternoon train journey back to Auckland on the Northern Explorer. 


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


Cost per person*

Double or twin share                           $499

Single Supplement                              +$90


  • Cancellation Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature

Booking Conditions

  • A non-refundable deposit of $100 per person will secure a place on the tour
  • Full payment is due no later than 27 October 2017


  • Deposit non-refundable
  • All cancellations are on a per-person basis
  • Full payment non-refundable after 27 October 2017

Health and Fitness

  • A reasonable standard of fitness is required with the ability to climb in and out of the train and coach
  •  Mobility frames or wheelchairs are not practical or permitted
  •  NB: For practical purposes, baggage on this tour is restricted to a small cabin-size suitcase and / or backpack. 

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* Itinerary subject to change