KiwiRail Tourism Environment Award

KiwiRail Tourism encompasses two iconic tourism brands – Interislander and Great Journeys New Zealand, which together have decades of experience delivering epic ferry and rail journeys.

Interislander – connecting people and place

Interislander has been connecting Kiwis and international visitors across the Cook Strait for over 60 years on what is one of the world’s most spectacular ferry journeys.

We are the original Cook Strait ferry, sailing daily between Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington and Waitohi Picton, carrying passengers, vehicles and freight. Along with the breathtaking views, our customers enjoy locally sourced food and beverages, cinemas, and premium lounges on board our ferries.

The Interislander journey is known as one of the most enjoyable and beautiful ferry journeys in the world.

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Great Journeys New Zealand – Aotearoa by scenic train

Our scenic train journeys have been named among the top train experiences in the world.

Through the connected rail network of Great Journeys New Zealand, passengers travel from Auckland in the North through to Greymouth on the West Coast of the South Island, experiencing New Zealand’s famous coastlines, unique biodiversity and mountains along the way.

Our scenic rail journeys, short break packages and guided tours help drive New Zealand’s regional growth, bringing hundreds of tourists each year to cities such as Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, and to regions including Waikato, Ruapehu, Manawatu, Marlborough, Kaikōura and the West Coast.

Not only are our journeys spectacular, they are a sustainable option for experiencing the beauty of Aotearoa with fewer carbon emissions than road travel, enhancing the safety and beauty of the country.


Great Journeys New Zealand customers explore the flavours of the regions in Scenic Plus

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KiwiRail Tourism’s environmental story

Interislander and Great Journeys New Zealand believe responsible travel should provide many benefits, both to communities and the environments we live in. We are working to support a more sustainable future for our beautiful country and partner with others to help further support a sustainable future.

Our work aligns with KiwiRail’s Rautaki Whakauka Sustainability Strategy. We believe a sustainable business contributes to a vibrant, enhanced economy that works for the environment, society and the economy.

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New Zealand Tourism Sustainability Commitment

Interislander and Great Journeys New Zealand have signed up to the Tourism Sustainability Commitment.

Tiaki Promise

Interislander and Great Journeys New Zealand are proud supporters of the Tiaki Promise, a commitment to care for New Zealand.