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Enjoy New Zealand's scenic train trips on your holiday

New Zealand is home to some of the most memorable scenic train journeys in the world, including the iconic TranzAlpine. Take the opportunity to see the world-renowned beauty of New Zealand's wilderness from the comfort of purpose-built carriages. Browse touring holiday itineraries featuring New Zealand scenic train trip experiences.

 

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Church of the Good Shepherd, Tekapo, New Zealand

Southern Lakes and Tranz Alpine 6 day circuit

6 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Family touring, Classic driving tours, Scenic trains
  This short loop of the lower South Island visits the Mackenzie high country and Lake Tekapo first. With views of Mt Cook National Park you continue south to the 'Adventure Capital' of Queenstown. Return to Christchurch via the West Coast Glaciers with a spectacular crossing of the Southern Alps on board the TranzAlpine scenic train.more
TranzAlpine train journey, New Zealand

30 Day Ultimate Explorer Tour of New Zealand

30 days from Auckland to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Scenic flights, Food & wine, Maori culture, Adventure, Scenic trains, Wildlife & nature, Scenic cruises
  The ultimate New Zealand explorer tour, from Cape Reinga at the top all the way south to Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound, this tour has something for everyone.  You’ll begin your adventure in Auckland, where you travel north to the beautiful Bay of Islands.  From there you will gradually journey south, with time to get to know the places you visit and enjoy an amazing range of included activities to make sure you experience New Zealand’s adventure, wildlife and culture.  Highlights of the North Island include snorkelling in the Coromandel Peninsula, a scenic flight in the Bay of Islands and a wine tour in the Hawkes Bay.  In the south there is plenty of adventure and multiple wildlife encounters, including penguins, whales and seals to name a few of the unique creatures you’ll meet.more
Champagne Pool, Rotorua, New Zealand

North Island 11 day Highlights

11 days from Auckland to Auckland

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Classic driving tours, Scenic trains
  Explore the North Island's major visitor cities. After a day trip to beautiful Waiheke Island, travel south from Auckland via Rotorua and on to the art deco city of Napier. Then continue south for a night in picturesque Martinborough before you enjoy two nights in our vibrant capital Wellington. Take in the amazing scenery of the central North island returning to Auckland on board the Northern Explorer scenic train. This is a great value tour with plenty of time to explore the regions at your own pace.more
Queenstown, New Zealand

16 Day Explorer Tour of New Zealand

16 days from Auckland to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Food & wine, Adventure, Scenic trains, Wildlife & nature, Family touring, Scenic cruises, Scenic flights
  Explore the highlights of New Zealand, from Auckland all the way south to Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound, this tour has something for everyone.  You’ll begin your journey with the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula.  From there you'll travel south enjoying an amazing range of included activities along the way.  Highlights of the North Island include snorkelling in the Coromandel Peninsula and a wine tour in the Hawkes Bay.  In the south there is plenty of adventure and forays into the pristine South Island wilderness, including visits to three national parks.more
Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington to Queenstown Scenic Train Tour

9 days from Wellington to Queenstown

 Accommodation: Hotel 3 star
 Interests: Classic driving tours, Family touring, National parks, Scenic trains
  Beginning in the cultural capital of Wellington you then cross the Cook Strait and cruise through the Marlborough Sounds on board the Interislander Ferry.  From there begin your spectacular rail journeys, first on the Coastal Pacific train and after 2 nights in Christchurch you then take the TranzAlpine scenic train across the Southern Alps to the West Coast.  From here pick up your rental car and explore the immense wilderness of Westland Tai Poutini National Park.  You finish in the adventure capital of Queenstown with 2 nights to enjoy the many activities on offer.more
Northern Explorer, North Island, New Zealand

North Island 9 day Highlights with Northern Explorer Train

9 days from Auckland to Auckland

 Accommodation: Hotel 4 star
 Interests: Scenic trains, Classic driving tours
  Explore the North Island's major visitor cities from Auckland, City of Sails, to Rotorua, the art deco city of Napier and the coolest little capital in the world, Wellington City. Return to Auckland on board the Northern Explorer scenic train. A great value tour with plenty of time to self explore the regions.more
Stargazing, Mackenzie country, New Zealand

Northbound 31 day Adventure

31 days from Christchurch to Auckland

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Walking & hiking, Adventure, Scenic trains, Wildlife & nature, National parks
  This extensive month long tour visits all major regions on both the North and South Islands. A relaxed pace allows time to immerse yourself into the local atmosphere. The tour includes a great range of activities such as wildlife tours to view seals, albatross, penguins, dolphins and bird life plus must see destinations such as Milford Sound. An afternoon wine tour in Marlborough, a Maori cultural evening and dinner plus much more make this comprehensive itinerary a great option.more
Christchurch Cashel Street Tram

Coast to Coast self drive tour

13 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Hotel 3 star
 Interests: Wildlife & nature, Scenic trains, National parks
  Starting and finishing in Christchurch this tour visits Mt. Cook National Park, travels through the Southern Lakes region and into the deep south. Time to explore Dunedin and wildlife of the Otago Peninsular before crossing the rich farmland of Southland toward Te Anau and Fiordland National Park. There is a full day to explore Milford Sound including a Real Journeys Nature Cruise. Then to Queenstown for two nights with time to relax or enjoy the countless activities here. The West Coast Glaciers are next and two nights allow time to enjoy one of the many guided walk options or scenic flights. Return to Christchurch aboard the world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train.more
Kayaking, Milford Sound, New Zealand

Southern Highlights Tour including Milford Sound

7 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Scenic trains, National parks, Family touring
  Starting in Christchurch, travelling into Mackenzie county to Lake Tekapo. You will pass Lake Pukaki with views of Mt Cook on route to Queenstown.  Your first night in Queenstown you'll cruise Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Station for a farm show and gourmet BBQ.  From Queenstown you will enjoy a spectacular flight to Milford Sound.  Once in Milford sound you will take a scenic nature cruise, before flying off to Mt Aspiring National Park for the amazing Dart River Safari. Next day you will be travelling north stopping at Franz Josef before heading back to Christchurch via the Tranz Alpine Train.more

Queenstown and Milford Sound Short Break

4 days from Queenstown to Queenstown

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Scenic trains, Family touring, National parks
  Base yourself in Queenstown the adventure capital of the world.  Your first night in Queenstown you'll cruise Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Station for a farm show and gourmet BBQ.  From Queenstown you will enjoy a spectacular day trip to Milford Sound.  Once in Milford sound you will take a scenic nature cruise, before returning to Te Anau for a night and the following day returning to Queenstown.more
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