New Zealand – one of the world’s most beautiful and naturally diverse countries.

From stunning fjords, pristine beaches, magical mountain ranges and even active volcanoes – there is an array of diverse and awesome landscapes.

Train journeys through this scenic country are so under-rated and well worth some of your time.

Lie back and soak in geothermal waters under a starry night sky.

Tandem cycle through a vineyard – some of the best wine in the world is produced here.

Explore the local arts and culture.

For wildlife lovers: much of New Zealand’s wildlife cannot be found anywhere else on earth.

And, of course, there are the welcoming, down-to-earth people.

New Zealand rail travel is an exercise in relaxation, for spectacular scenery you simply can’t see from the road.

New Zealand’s train trips travel through remote national parks, across spectacular volcanic landscapes, over braided river valleys and alpine passes and along rugged coastlines with steep mountains on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other.

The three main rail journeys in New Zealand are the:

Northern Explorer

Coastal Pacific


Got to our New Zealand Rail page to see some of these great journeys.

Whether you are looking for a customisable trip, like one of the examples below, or joining a group tour from an international company such as Cosmos or Globus, we have a lot we can help with.

Sensational Snow in New Zealand

This customisable trip starts from $1,650 per person.

On this three-day exclusive Queenstown ski package, you’ll experience two of the four iconic ski resorts!

Staying in five-star luxury where you can admire The Remarkables mountain range whilst sipping wine in the wood-fired hot hub, you’ll spend your three days hitting the slopes by day and relaxing at night. From newbies to experienced skiers and snowboarders, Queenstown’s Remarkables Ski Resort and Cardrona Alpine Resort offer something for everyone.

With your lift passes, ski equipment rental and a group lesson included on both skiing days, there’s nothing to think about apart from when you are going to go on this epic skiing break!

This customisable trip starts from $3,369 per person.

Combine snow, adventures and family fun on this seven-day Queenstown vacation!

This week-long winter holiday allows enough space for the family to spread out in a two-bedroom apartment, as well as time for the family to gain confidence on the snow and enjoy some of the awesome activities that Queenstown has to offer.

You’ll spend two days on the slopes, with lessons from qualified instructors included to cater to all abilities in the family. In your free time, you’ll explore Queenstown and take advantage of the many exciting activities on offer around the town!

This customisable trip starts from $1,649 per person.

Known as New Zealand’s ‘Adventure Capital’, Queenstown is the place for the perfect winter holiday. Whilst it is a huge part of the draw to this pretty town surrounded by snow-capped peaks, Queenstown offers more than abundant skiing and snowboarding opportunities and on this seven-day trip, you’ll discover all that and more!

After each action-packed day, you’ll also find a superb variety of cafes and restaurants to relax and refuel at. If you choose to take a break from skiing, the Gibbston Valley wineries may call your name for a day of wine tasting. Perhaps, you may want to explore the historic town of Macetown or make a trip to the nearby Glenorchy, the gateway to the Mt Aspiring National Park.

Foodie or not, New Zealand is a destination for gourmet experiences:

A land of plenty; fresh, rich foods with distinct characteristics ooze from New Zealand!

You’ll become absorbed into the vibrant world of the Martinborough and Hawke’s Bay wineries. You’ll visit some of the best wineries, and taste their award-winning labels. Rich soils and warm growing conditions attract innovative food producers and you’ll get to sample a myriad of delicious products.
This private guided tour is perfect for those that want to have the chance to meet the people passionate about crafting world-class wine, and food!
Day 1: Welcome to Wellington!
Day 2: Odyssey Food & Spice Tour of Wellington
Day 3: Journey to Martinborough via Cape Palliser Lighthouse
Day 4: Martinborough Food & Wine Trail by Bike
Day 5: Travel to Hawke’s Bay via Greytown & Juliet Harbutt Cheese and Wine Experience
Day 6: Farmhouse Kitchen Cooking Class & Dinner at Craggy Range
Day 7: Hawke’s Bay Farmers Market & Departure
– 6 nights accommodation
– 8 activities
– 4 lunches and 1 dinner
– Airport transfer
– Ground transportation

From $4,611 per person

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Over 8 days in New Zealand, discover each area’s distinct flavour.

Hawkes Bay is best known for its Merlot Cabernet blends and equally impressive Chardonnays, whereas the Marlborough region for its crisp Sauvignon Blanc! This coupled with fabulous fresh produce makes this journey mouth-wateringly appealing!

Not to mention the stunning scenery you will appreciate as you travel through the country.

Day 1: Welcome to Auckland, New Zealand!
Day 2: Waiheke Island Gourmet Food & Wine
Day 3: Napier, Art Deco Capital of New Zealand
Day 4: Hawkes Bay Food & Wine Lovers Delight
Day 5: Marlborough’s Vineyards
Day 6: Marlborough’s Famous Food & Wine
Day 7: The Original Seafood Cruise
Day 8: Goodbye Marlborough
– 7 nights accommodation
– 6 activities
– 1 lunch
– Airport transfer
– Ground transportation
– Licensed English speaking guides

From $3,324 per person

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Embark on a three-day luxury escape filled with delicious, locally-produced food and fabulous wine in Hawke’s Bay.
New Zealand’s second-biggest wine-producing region, Hawke’s Bay is home to over 100 vineyards and more than 80 wineries, producing both classic and innovative styles of wine. The perfect introduction to the area will be on the first day as the Head Chef at your five-star boutique hotel delivers an exquisite five-course menu based on the ‘paddock to plate’ principle.
On your last day, there is no better way to complete your three days in this region by hiking, biking or driving up to the summit of Te Mata Peak to take in the spectacular views. On a clear day, you may even see as far as
the mighty volcano Ruapehu.

Day 1: Welcome to Hawke’s Bay
Day 2: Hawke’s Bay Wine Tour & Winery Lunch
Day 3: Hike Te Mata Peak & Explore Napier
– 2 nights accommodation
– 2 activities
– 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
– Entrance fees

From $1,460 per person

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