Geeks on a Train

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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.

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 purpose, though it's not free software.
  • Tor will also work, provided you restrict to NZ-based exit nodes.

Kiwi Rail 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
  • Geordie Millar
  • Michael Wheeler
  • maia sauren
  • Uwe Geuder (only Auckland - Ohakune)

Kiwi Train Songs