Rail New Zealand

Iconic Kiwi Rail Journeys

The Northern Explorer:
Explore the rural heart of New Zealand’s North Island on this epic 648km journey from Auckland to Wellington by train.
The Northern Explorer train connects multi-cultural Auckland with the bustling capital of Wellington.
See the scenic wonders of Middle Earth, soar over towering viaducts, across the high plains of the volcanic plateau and beneath three mighty volcanoes.

The Coastal Pacific Train:
Meander along the Pacific coast between Picton and Christchurch, along rugged coastlines, across remote beaches, between mountains and sea, on a timeless journey of breathtaking beauty.
Explore the stunning Kaikōura Coastline, famous for its marine life and whale watching. Voyage through the vineyards of Blenheim, dripping with New Zealand’s premium crop. Continue through the idyllic Canterbury countryside to the Garden City of Christchurch.

The TranzAlpine Train:
Explore the Southern Alps aboard the TranzAlpine train – one of the world’s great train journeys, covering 223 kilometres one-way and taking just under 5 hours. The train travels coast-to-coast through the ‘Great Divide’ and the indomitable spine of mountains that partitions New Zealand’s South Island.
On the east, enjoy relaxing in the garden city of Christchurch or go horse trekking into the mountains from Springfield. On the west, experience the tranquillity of Lake Brunner or venture into glacier country from Greymouth. At the centre, explore some great NZ mountain hikes at Arthur’s Pass.

12 Days Grand Rail Explorer - from $2,799 per person, 2024 rates

This once-in-a-lifetime rail holiday will combine three
iconic train journeys with five days of driving the untamed

West Coast from Queenstown, home to giant glaciers,

waterfalls & blowholes.

Traverse the South Island’s breathtaking landscapes

aboard the TranzAlpine, one of the world’s great train

journeys from Greymouth to Christchurch.

Journey along the spectacular coastline from Christchurch

to Picton aboard the Coastal Pacific, before cruising the

Cook Strait to New Zealand’s capital city of Wellington.

Explore the rural heart of the North Island as you step

aboard the historic Northern Explorer to Auckland.

• 11 nights of centrally located Accommodation
• 5 days Car Hire
• Milford Sound Cruise with lunch
• TranzAlpine Rail Journey
• Coastal Pacific Rail Journey
• Interislander Ferry Journey
• Northern Explorer Rail Journey

19 Day Ultimate NZ by Rail & Road - from $4,399 per person, 2024 rates

Discover the best of New Zealand on this 19 day holiday
from Christchurch to Auckland that showcases the South

Island’s spectacular scenery and celebrates the

North Island’s rich history and dynamic flavours.

Experience two incredible rail journeys, from the

picturesque Coastal Pacific that hugs the rugged coastline

to the world-famous TranzAlpine that weaves through the

stunning Southern Alps.

Explore breathtaking national parks, marvel at giant

glaciers and towering peaks, cruise pristine lakes and

majestic waterfalls, wander through rolling hills and

vineyards, connect with Maori culture and savour the

unique kiwi flavour.

18 nights in hand-picked 4 star hotels
14 days car hire in a Toyota Corolla Hatch Auto
TranzAlpine & Coastal Pacific Rail Journey
Milford Sound Cruise with picnic lunch
Interislander Ferry from Picton to Wellington
Hells Gate Thermal Walk, Mud Bath & Spa
Hobbiton Movie Set Tour