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Sounds very interesting. However, I have a retrun flight from Auckland. Making the whole return trip on Saturday - Sunday seems a bit too much of travelling and it's not particularly cheap either. So I looked a bit at the map and the schedule. Looks like just going to National Park / Ohakune on Staturday and return from there on Sunday might be a more suitable distance and price. Does anybody have opinions whether that's worth doing or would it mean to miss 80% of the sights? --[[User:Uwe Geuder|Uwe Geuder]] ([[User talk:Uwe Geuder|talk]]) 08:57, 13 December 2014 (AEDT)
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KiwiRail's Northern Explorer is a well-known scenic train journey that operates three days a week from Auckland to Wellington.
  
You won't miss anything like 80% of the sights - for example, the Raurimu spiral is passed by the Northern Explorer just before reaching National Park if I read the maps right. Changing the return flight to Wellington might be another option if the fees are not too excessive. If you can stomach the takeoff from Wellington, that is (not as bad as arrival into the airport, but can be quite spectacular). --[[User:Michael Schmitz|Michael Schmitz]] ([[User talk:Michael Schmitz|talk]]) 06:43, 16 December 2014 (AEDT)
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A group of intrepid LCA delegates are taking the train down on Saturday 17 January.
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[http://www.seat61.com/northern-explorer.htm Seat61] has a great summary of the journey.
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== Tickets ==
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Are available from [http://kiwirailscenic.co.nz Kiwi Rail Scenic]
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If you don't live in NZ, the only ticket price available is the Flexi fare, which is NZD$199. Cheaper tickets, starting at NZD$139 at the time of writing are available for online booking from NZ, or if you do location spoofing. [https://hola.org/ Hola] seems to work just fine for this purpose.
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They accept all the major credit cards including Amex.
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== Attending ==
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=== To Auckland ===
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=== To Wellington ===
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==== Saturday 17 January ====
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Please only list yourselves on this list once your ticket is booked. If at all possible, please list your name as it appears on your ticket, as I'll use this page to ask KiwiRail to seat as many of us together as possible.
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* Christopher Neugebauer
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* Jack Scott
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* Cory Thompson
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* Jethro Carr
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* Clinton Roy
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* Joshua Berkus

Revision as of 07:01, 16 December 2014

KiwiRail's Northern Explorer is a well-known scenic train journey that operates three days a week from Auckland to Wellington.

A group of intrepid LCA delegates are taking the train down on Saturday 17 January.

Seat61 has a great summary of the journey.

Tickets

Are available from Kiwi Rail Scenic

If you don't live in NZ, the only ticket price available is the Flexi fare, which is NZD$199. Cheaper tickets, starting at NZD$139 at the time of writing are available for online booking from NZ, or if you do location spoofing. Hola seems to work just fine for this purpose.

They accept all the major credit cards including Amex.

Attending

To Auckland

To Wellington

Saturday 17 January

Please only list yourselves on this list once your ticket is booked. If at all possible, please list your name as it appears on your ticket, as I'll use this page to ask KiwiRail to seat as many of us together as possible.

  • Christopher Neugebauer
  • Jack Scott
  • Cory Thompson
  • Jethro Carr
  • Clinton Roy
  • Joshua Berkus