Tour Departs: 12 November 2021
Tour Length: 11 Days
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Join us as we explore New Zealand by rail. This New Zealand Rail Tour begins in Auckland where we climb aboard the Northern Explorer. Experience the extremes of New Zealand’s scenery, from the fertile farmlands of Waikato to the volcanic peaks of the Central Plateau and the sparkling Kapiti coast.
After two nights in the Capital City, we join the Interislander ferry service across the Cook Strait to Picton. It is considered one of the most beautiful ferry journeys in the world! After an overnight stop in Blenheim, it is time for our next rail journey – the Coastal Pacific train which takes us along rugged coastlines, across remote beaches, between mountains and sea, on a timeless journey of breathtaking beauty. We stay two nights in Christchurch before heading to Hanmer and then Hokitika for overnight stays prior to joining our final rail journey, the TranzAlpine. During our journey, we’ll see epic vistas, travel the edges of the ice-fed Waimakariri River, traverse the Southern Alps, and see miles of native beech forest. We conclude the tour with another night in Christchurch.
- Two nights Chateau Tongariro including The Rail River Run tour with Forgotten World Adventures
- Wellington City Tour, including Weta Workshop & Zealandia tours
- Lunch at Wither Hills Winery • Omaka Air Museum Blenheim
- Christchurch Gondola & Willowbank Wildlife Reserve
- Weka Pass Railway
- Hokitika Treetops Walkway
To find out more and to book, please view our booking page here.