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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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Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park, New Zealand

Auckland to Christchurch 19 day Wonders of New Zealand

19 days from Auckland to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Adventure, Family touring, Scenic trains, National parks, Honeymoon, Classic driving tours
  Explore Auckland, the City of Sails before venturing south to Waitomo and the world famous glow worm caves. Rotorua and its Maori culture and adventure activities are next before spending a night in the North Island’s back country at Tarata Fishaway. Enjoy two nights in the capital city of Wellington before crossing to the South Island and the wine regions of Marlborough. The wildlife rich Kaikoura coastline and a whale watching excursion are included before arriving into Christchurch. From Christchurch take a day trip to Akaroa where you’ll swim with the world's smallest dolphin in the harbour.  Continue south towards Mt. Cook National Park's towering mountains and glaciers, here you’ll get up close to the icebergs on the glacier lake. There’s plenty of free time in Queenstown to self-explore, try one of the many activities on offer or simply enjoy the atmosphere and relax. The wild West Coast is next where rainforests meet glaciers and a helicopter ride here will be a highlight of your trip. The final leg returns you to Christchurch on board the Tranz Alpine Scenic Train.more
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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: Adventure, Family touring, Scenic trains, National parks, Honeymoon, Classic driving tours
 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
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Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Auckland to Christchurch 17 Day Highlights tour

17 days from Auckland to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Hotel 4 star
 Interests: Family touring, Scenic trains, Honeymoon, Classic driving tours, The Hobbit & LOTR
 Travelling through the heart of the North Island this tour allows you to see the incredible diversity that New Zealand offers. The South Island's mountains, lakes and glaciers and the North Islands rich Maori culture and its modern cosmopolitan cities.more
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Calm morning in Fiordland, Milford Sound

Milford Sound Highlights tour

7 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Adventure, Family touring, Scenic trains, Honeymoon, Classic driving tours
 Leaving Christchurch you will journey into the Mackenzie county and the alpine village of Lake Tekapo. The following day you will pass Lake Pukaki with views of Mt Cook on route to the ‘adventure capital’ of Queenstown.  From Queenstown you will take a luxury coach to Milford Sound, where you’ll enjoy a scenic nature cruise in the pristine fiord. You then travel north stopping at Franz Josef for a night to explore the glacier, before heading back to Christchurch via the Tranz Alpine Train.more
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Milford Road, New Zealand

Southern Highlights 9 Day Tour

9 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Wildlife & nature, Family touring, Scenic trains, Honeymoon, Classic driving tours
 This 9 day scenic route will give you a wonderful introduction to the natural wonders of the South Island. Visit its two largest cities of Christchurch and Dunedin, Lake Tekapo and Mt Cook National Park and Milford Sound. Then Queenstown's excitement and adventure before heading north to the unique West Coast Glacier region. Finally cross the Southern Alps on board the world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train back to Christchurch. A fitting end to your  South Island holiday.more
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Maori culture, Rotorua, New Zealand

North Island Spectacular

13 days from Auckland to Wellington

 Accommodation: Boutique lodges & hotels
 Interests: Adventure, Family touring, Scenic trains, National parks, Honeymoon, Classic driving tours
  A comprehensive North Island tour exploring from Cape Reinga in the north,  to the charming capital city of Wellington in the south. Along the way you’ll have travel at a relaxed pace and experience welcoming hospitality as some of the best boutique lodges.  Highlights include the Bay of Islands cruise, Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach tour. In Rotorua you’ll take a tour by float plane to the Waimangu Valley and enjoy a visit to Mitai Maori Village including dinner.more
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Milford Track, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand

Southern Highlights and Milford Track Guided Walk

14 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Hotel 4 star
 Interests: Adventure, Family touring, Scenic trains, National parks, Honeymoon, Walking & hiking, Classic driving tours
  Starting and finishing in Christchurch this tour allows time to self explore the tracks and trails of Mt. Cook National Park before venturing south and embarking on the world famous Milford Track Guided Walk. This fully guided and supported 4 day hike is with Ultimate Hikes and you spend the evenings in the wonderfully equipped lodges. From Queenstown head north to the West Coast and the glacier region before returning to Christchurch on board the Tranz Alpine Scenic Train.more
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Fox Glacier, West Coast, New Zealand

9 Day Queenstown to Wellington Adventure

9 days from Queenstown to Wellington

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Scenic trains, National parks, Honeymoon, Walking & hiking, Classic driving tours
 This 9 day tour starts in the Queenstown in the heart of the Southern Alps for an unforgettable holiday touring the South Island highlights and finishing in the ‘Coolest Little Capital’ Wellington City.more
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Waimakariri River, TranzAlpine Crossing

Goldfields and Glaciers South Island tour

10 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Adventure, Family touring, Scenic trains, National parks, Honeymoon, Classic driving tours
  A relaxed 10 day tour exploring the cities of Christchurch and Dunedin, with its wonderful architecture and the magnificent peninsula. You cross the historic Central Otago goldfields region to the alpine town of Queenstown, where adventure beckons.  Travel to the West Coast glaciers via the majestic forests of Mt Aspiring National Park.  After exploring the glacier region you’ll return to Christchurch on board the world renowned TranzAlpine Scenic Train.more
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Scenic Flight, Milford Sound, New Zealand

Iconic South Island Tour

11 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Luxury Lodges & hotels
 Interests: Adventure, Family touring, Scenic trains, National parks, Honeymoon, Classic driving tours
  Explore the South Island's heart taking in all the iconic scenery that makes this such a beautiful destination.  From Christchurch you cross the Southern Alps on the spectacular TranzAlpine train journey.  On the West Coast you'll travel from the rainforests of Punakaiki to the Glaciers of Franz Josef.  3 nights in Queenstown allow time for a fabulous flight over Milford Sound and Dart River Safari, before returning to Christchurch via Mt Cook National Park.more
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