Tongariro National Park Northern Explorer and Snowshoeing

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Explore the Winter Magic of Tongariro National Park on the iconic Northern Explorer! From Auckland to Tongariro National Park, experience scenic train rides, snowshoeing and stargazing amidst the snow


  • Explore New Zealand's North Island winter in a unique way
  • Discover picturesque landscapes, views and stars
  • Experience Snowshoeing in the world renowned Tongariro National Park
  • Spend the night in cozy accommodation in amongst a winter wonderland
  • Enjoy the company of highly knowledgably a experienced guides


Embark on an enchanting winter escape from Auckland to Tongariro National Park, where adventure, natural splendor, and cozy comforts await. Our journey promises a magical experience amidst the pristine wilderness of New Zealand's North Island. Details: Duration: Overnight tour Departure: Auckland Inclusions: Train tickets, guided snowshoeing expedition, accommodation, meals Optional Extras: Additional activities Suitability: Suitable for most ages Highlights: Northern Explorer Train Journey: Set off aboard the Northern Explorer Train, traversing misty valleys and verdant landscapes as we journey towards Tongariro National Park. Whakapapa Village Exploration: Arrive at National Park Station and venture into the winter wonderland of Whakapapa Village, nestled beneath the majestic peaks of Mount Ruapehu. Snowshoeing Expedition: Join us for a thrilling snowshoeing expedition led by experienced guides, as we traverse pristine trails and immerse ourselves in the serene beauty of the snow-covered landscape. Cozy Accommodation: Retreat to our cozy accommodation in Whakapapa Village, offering warmth and tranquility amidst the wintry embrace of Tongariro National Park. Choose from charming alpine lodges, rustic cabins, or snug hotel rooms for a restful overnight stay. Evening Gatherings: Gather around crackling fires in the evening, sharing tales of our snowy escapades and savoring hearty meals crafted from local ingredients. Experience the cozy camaraderie of winter nights in the mountains, accompanied by hot cocoa or mulled wine. Return Journey: Bid farewell to Whakapapa Village and board the Northern Explorer Train once more, retracing our route back to Auckland. Carry with you memories of snow-capped peaks and exhilarating adventures in Tongariro National Park. Join Us: Escape to the winter wonderland of Tongariro National Park on this unforgettable overnight tour. Book now and experience the magic of winter amidst the pristine wilderness of New Zealand's North Island. Limited availability, reserve your spot today!


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