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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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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.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
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 Queenstownmore
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
Northern Explorer, North Island, New Zealand

North Island 9 day Highlights with Northern Explorer

9 days from Auckland to Auckland

 Accommodation: Hotel 4 star
 Interests: Scenic trains, Classic driving tours
 A relaxed exploration of New Zealand's North Island as you meander your way South. Then  return to Auckland on board the famous Northern Explorer scenic Train. this itinerary can be reversed.more
Abel Tasman, New Zealand

Auckland to Queenstown Southbound Explorer

20 days from Auckland to Queenstown

 Accommodation: Boutique lodges & hotels
 Interests: Scenic trains, Wildlife & nature, Adventure
  Starting in Auckland with time to truly explore the region’s natural features this tour then travels through the heart of the North Island by scenic train. The South Island beckons with a host of natural and scenic locations and inclusions. From Abel Tasman National Park's beaches to Kaikoura's whales to the West Coast's unique Glaciers and geology, the diversity is outstanding.   In the deep-south you’ll discover the wildlife of the Otago Peninsula and spend a night in the remote Doubtful Sound before returning to Queenstown.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
Lake Tekapo, Mt Cook National Park, New Zealand

Fiords, Glaciers and Mountains self drive tour - reversed

10 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Hotel 4 star
 Interests: Classic driving tours, Scenic trains, National parks
  This 10 day tour takes you to the icons of the South Island, with extra nights in Christchurch, Fiordland and Queenstown you'll have time to discover the charms of each destination. You begin with a scenic train journey across the Southern Alps to the ruggedly beautiful West Coast with its spectacular glaciers.  Other highlights of this fantastic adventure include a nature cruise in the pristine Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park, the adventure capital of Queenstown and the magnificent mountains of Mt Cook National Park.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
Franz Josef Glacier, South Island, New Zealand

8 Day Southern Highlights Tour

8 days from Queenstown to Queenstown

 Accommodation: Boutique lodges & hotels
 Interests: Luxury touring, Classic driving tours, Scenic trains
  This short South Island highlights tour takes you through the countryside of Canterbury, Otago, Southland and the West Coast. Along the way you’ll pass alpine lakes, enjoy views of the Southern Alps, explore the historic city of Dunedin and ride the world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train.more
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