Choose a train ride when visiting these countries

Train travel is on the upswing around the world.

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Silver Stream Railway is a working heritage railway located in Wellington. Silver Stream Railway is a working heritage railway located in Wellington. (Photo: George Burba/Shutterstock)

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New Zealand

Train is the best way to travel between New Zealand's three main cities, Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. It's also the way to reach popular destinations such as Tongariro National Park or the nature centre at Kaikoura.

Unlike domestic flights, the trains take you at ground level past superb scenery that can't be seen by road.

Especially fun is the Silver Stream Railway, a working heritage railway located in Wellington open for train rides on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month.

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