Taranaki is becoming one of our popular New Zealand Rail tour destinations and our sixth venture to the region gives you the opportunity to enjoy this rail / coach experience.
Travel along the ‘Forgotten Highway’ from Taumarunui via the Republic of Whangamomona to New Plymouth where New Zealand’s own Mt Fuji – Mt Taranaki or Mt Egmont sits out to the west. – a special journey through an iconic area.
Spend time in New Plymouth and travel round the mountain, before our ‘Silver Fern’ rail journey along the ‘milk route’ from New Plymouth to Palmerston North for a one night stay. Continue by rail to National Park with time to relax at the iconic Chateau for a night before returning to Auckland.
Our Taranaki tour groups return with fond memories of a special corner of New Zealand – join us now!
Begin in Auckland or from other regular stations on the main truck line on the ‘Northern Explorer’ with lunch and morning tea on the train.
From Taumarunui, the coach journey to New Plymouth includes 150km’s of Forgotten Highway through the Tangarakau Gorge Scenic Reserve and stopping at the Republic of Whangamomona for afternoon tea at the restored hotel.
Continue to New Plymouth for a three-night stay. A welcome dinner at the hotel tonight.
A full day coach tour of the Taranaki Region includes
A day to choose your own activities – Pukekura Park, Pukeiti Gardens, shopping or relax. Dinner at the hotel.
Depart by our ‘Silver Fern’ for the renowned Tawhiti Museum in Hawera - a NZ must do! There are themed galleries of shipping, farming, railways and more.
Continue along the coastline through Patea, Waverley and Whanganui to Palmerston North for a one-night stay. Dinner at the hotel.
After breakfast, board the ‘Silver Fern’ for our journey north via Marton, through Rangitikei to the Central Plateau.
On arrival at National Park Station, transfer to the Chateau Tongariro. A Farewell Dinner at the hotel.
After breakfast, an optional trip up the Mountain (weather permitting) for spectacular views or a coffee at the café. Return to the hotel and coach to the National Park Station for the train home - arriving in Auckland early evening
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We strongly advise all participants to take out suitable travel insurance to cover cancellation costs. Please ask us for a quote.
At times, entering and exiting the train can be very demanding for those with limited mobility.
To ensure the tour is enjoyable for the whole group, a good standard of fitness is required with the ability to comfortably walk 400 metres.
Mobility frames and scooters are not practical or permitted
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* Itinerary subject to change