Rail New Zealand

Iconic Kiwi Rail Journeys

6 days South Island Rock n Rail

This summer, experience one of the world’s greatest train journeys aboard the  TranzAlpine.
Traverse the Southern Alps as you journey from Christchurch to Greymouth. Gaze in wonder atPunakaiki’s pancake rocks before travelling to Nelson, home of stunning landscapes and golden beaches. Complete your loop as you return to  Christchurch aboard the  Coastal Pacific and enjoy views of rugged coastline and vast vineyards.

Inclusions:
• 2 Nights at Quest Christchurch in a Studio Room
• TranzAlpine Rail Journey from Christchurch to Greymouth
• 3 Days Car Hire from Greymouth to Picton in a Compact Auto
• 1 Night at Punakaiki Resort in a Standard Seaview Room
• 2 Nights at Rutherford Hotel Nelson in a Premium Room
• Coastal Pacific Rail Journey from Picton to Christchurch
Package Starts on a Thursday: 13 Jan to 24 Mar 2022

From $1,175 per person, twin share

5 days North Island by Rail

Experience the North Island’s natural beauty and diverse landscape as you climb aboard the historic Northern Explorer and venture into the heart of New Zealand. Discover a day of dramatic scenery from the fertile farmlands of Waikato to the volcanic peaks of the Central Plateau.
Explore two of the North Island’s largest cities from Auckland’s vibrant city harbour to Wellington’s mix of nature, culture and cuisine.

Inclusions:
• 2 Nights at Airedale Boutique Suites Auckland in a Studio Room
• Auckland Museum Highlights Guided Tour
• Dinner at Orbit Revolving Restaurant Skycity Auckland
• Northern Explorer Rail Journey from Auckland to Wellington
• 2 Nights at Distinction Hotel Wellington in a Studio Room
• ZEALANDIA by Day Guided Tour
Valid for Travel from 01 Nov 2021 to 27 Mar 2022

From $945 per person.

13 days grand rail explorer

This once-in-a-lifetime experience will see you explore the scenic wonders of New Zealand from Queenstown to Auckland aboard three iconic train journeys. Traverse the South Island’s breathtaking natural landscapes aboard the world-famous TranzAlpine. Journey to the top of the south along the spectacular coastline with the Coastal Pacific, cruise the Cook Strait before navigating through the rugged terrain on the historic Northern Explorer.

Inclusions:
• 12 nights of superior 4 Star centrally located Accommodation
• 5 days Car Hire in a Compact Auto from Queenstown to Greymouth
• TranzAlpine Rail Journey from Greymouth to Christchurch
• Coastal Pacific Rail Journey from Christchurch to Picton
• Interislander Ferry Journey from Picton to Wellington
• Northern Explorer Rail Journey from Wellington to Auckland
Travel Starts on a Sunday: 30 May to 24 Sep 2021 – from $1,935 per person
Travel Starts on a Sunday: 25 Sep to 31 Oct 2021 – from $2,395 per person

Scenic NZ Train Trip

Experience the natural beauty of this amazing country with this 14-night rail adventure. From Auckland head to the volcanic heartland of Rotorua then cross to the South Island via the gorgeous water ways of the Charlotte Sound. Discover the diverse wildlife of Kaikoura before crossing the Southern Alps and stopping over at the Franz Josef Glacier. Continue south the Queenstown and the majestic Fjordland before visiting the breath-taking Mount Cook. This two-week adventure is surely at the top of many bucket lists!

Trip Highlights

Discover the thermal wonder of Rotorua, and the magical Waitomo Caves.

Learn more about the rich Maori heritage and culture

  • Travel the spectacular scenery onboard three scenic railways: The Northern Explorer, The Coastal Pacific and The Tranz-Alpine
  • Cruise the famous waterways of Queen Charlotte and Milford Sounds
  • Spot Whales, Dolphins, Sea Lions and Penguins in peaceful Kaikoura
  • Get some breath-taking photos of the beautiful Mount Cook

What’s Included

  • All rail and coach journeys as per the itinerary
  • All hotel and station transfers as per the itinerary
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Auckland
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Rotorua
  • 1 night’s hotel accommodation with breakfast in Wellington
  • 1 night’s hotel accommodation with breakfast Kaikoura
  • 1 night’s hotel accommodation with breakfast in Christchurch
  • 1 night’s hotel accommodation with breakfast in Franz Josef
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Queenstown
  • Seats aboard the Interislander ferry from Wellington to Picton
  • Sightseeing tour of Rotorua and a traditional Maori evening excursion
  • Sightseeing tour of Waitiomo Caves
  • Whale Watching cruise from Kaikoura
  • Half day city tour of Queenstown
  • Milford Sound day trip
  • Mount Cook excursion
  • Private airport transfers

From $6,849 per person.

Essential NZ

This 7-night rail holiday really is the essential experience for any visitor to New Zealand. Combine the vibrant and diverse cities of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch together with the 3 scenic rail journeys and unforgettable Inter-islander Ferry crossing. This great rail adventure will live long in the memory!

Trip Highlights

  • Discover the rich maritime history and the home of the Flat White coffee in cosmopolitan Auckland
  • Marvel at Volcanic peaks onboard The Northern Explorer Train
  • Spot Whales and Sea Lions from the comfort of Coastal Pacific Train
  • Cross the Southern Alps onboard the Tranz Alpine Train
  • Have your camera ready for the world’s most breath-taking ferry crossings aboard the Interislander ferry.
  • Learn about the rich history of this amazing land in the National Museum – Te Papa

What’s Included

  • All rail and coach journeys as per the itinerary
  • All hotel and station transfers as per the itinerary
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Auckland
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Wellington
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Christchurch
  • Seats aboard the Interislander ferry from Wellington to Picton
  • Half day city tour of Auckland
  • One Hour guided tour of Te Papa in Wellington
  • Private airport transfers

From $2,899 per person.

Ultimate NZ

Discover the natural beauty and wildlife of this remote land on the great 18-night rail adventure across New Zealand. From the historic beaches of the Bay of Islands travel into the ‘Pacific Rim of Fire’ and enjoy the unique setting of Rotoura. Pay a visit to the land of Hobbits and the Waitomo Caves with their mesmerizing population of glow worms, before making your way south and to the sea life mecca that is Kaikoura where you will find several Whales, Dolphins, Sea Lions and Penguins in their own habitat. Explore the quint city of Christchurch before crossing the majestic Southern Alps to marvel at the Franz Josef Glacier. Continue south to explore Milford Sound and the Fjordland region, then onto Dunedin, the most southerly city in the world where you will be amazed at the Yellow-Eyed Penguin Colony and other rare birds living in the wild.

Trip Highlights

  • Relax on the unspoilt beaches of the Bay of Islands
  • Have fun in the land of ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’
  • Soak up the natural beauty and rich Moari history of Volcanic Rotorua
  • Marvel at the other worldly beauty of Franz Josef Glacier
  • Enjoy the spectacular scenery onboard three scenic railways: The Northern Explorer, The Coastal Pacific and The Tranz-Alpine
  • Be blown away by the abundance of wildlife just off the shores of Kaikoura
  • Cruise the famous waterways of Queen Charlotte and Milford Sounds
  • Catch up with a Yellow eyed Penguin Colony near Dunedin

What’s Included

  • All rail and coach journeys as per the itinerary
  • All hotel and station transfers as per the itinerary
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Auckland
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Paihia
  • 1 night’s hotel accommodation with breakfast in Rotorua
  • 1 night’s hotel accommodation with breakfast in Wellington
  • 1 night’s hotel accommodation with breakfast Kaikoura
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Christchurch
  • 1 night’s hotel accommodation with breakfast in Franz Josef
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Queenstown
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Dunedin
  • Seats aboard the Interislander ferry from Wellington to Picton
  • Sightseeing cruise of the Bay of Islands
  • Sightseeing tour of Hobbiton
  • Sightseeing tour of Rotorua and a traditional Maori evening excursion
  • Sightseeing tour of Waitiomo Caves
  • Whale Watching cruise from Kaikoura
  • All-day Christchurch Heritage Tram Pass
  • Half day city tour of Queenstown
  • Milford Sound day trip
  • Half day wildlife tour of the Otago Peninsular from Dunedin
  • Private city tour of Dunedin
  • Private airport transfers