Community support

Travel vouchers

We’re pleased to donate travel vouchers to help community groups raise funds for their great work. The vouchers cover travel on our Interislander ferry and Great Journeys New Zealand Scenic trains.

We donate over $150,000 in community support every year. We give priority to communities located near our Interislander terminals in Wellington and Picton and railway stations connected by our scenic train services.

To apply for Interislander travel vouchers click here.

To apply for Great Journeys New Zealand scenic train vouchers click here.


We work with community groups to reduce litter and prevent and remove graffiti, including the talented students from the Kākano Youth Arts Collective, who have created a number of fantastic murals for us. By supporting projects like these we’re showcasing local talent, reducing graffiti and discouraging taggers from putting themselves in danger by trespassing on the rail corridor.

If you live near the rail corridor and you're interested in doing any maintenance work on our land, such as mowing or planting, you can enquire about a beautification lease.

If you are a community group interested in improving the rail corridor in your area through an event such as litter clean-up or tree planting, please get in touch here.


This container mural at the Ranui Railway Station was created by the very talented students from the Kākano Youth Arts Trust.

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Wahine 50th anniversary

In April 2018, KiwiRail was a key supporter of the 50th anniversary commemorations of the Wahine tragedy. Crew from the rail ferry Aramoana bravely manned lifeboats in the rough seas to rescue passengers and crew from the stricken Wahine ferry in 1968.