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This New Zealand Train Line is a Panoramic Marvel

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This New Zealand Train Line is a Panoramic Marvel

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If you?re looking for the ideal vantage point to the stunning viaducts and landscapes of the Tongariro National Park in New Zealand, you have only have one option: the miraculous North Island Main Trunk Line.

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KiwiRail's scenic journeys through New Zealand may appear serene to passengers, but to the conductors and engineers who keep these tour trains running, it takes hard work and nerves of steel. Embark on two odysseys through the country's northern and southern islands, past treacherous fault lines, active volcanoes, and dizzying heights. Visit epic landscapes, including "Hobbiton", home to the "Lord of the Rings" and "Hobbit" movies, as well as the site of the most devastating rail disaster in New Zealand's history.

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