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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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Sunset over Mount Cook

The Southern Circuit self drive tour

12 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Hotel 4 star
 Interests: Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family touring, Honeymoon, Scenic trains, Wildlife & nature
  From Christchurch this tour takes you along the foothills of the Southern Alps to Mt. Cook National Park. It’s then onto Dunedin where you have a whole day to discover the unique wildlife of the Otago Peninsula.  Continue south to Te Anau and Milford Sound for you Real Journeys Nature Cruise, then to the ‘Adventure Capital’ of Queenstown where you have time to enjoy the countless activities on offer here and explore the natural beauty of the region. On your return to Christchurch you journey up the West Coast, with the highlight being the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers which you can experience during a heli-hike or scenic flight if you choose.  You’ll return to Christchurch aboard the world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train.more
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Tranzalpine train, Arthur's Pass

The Southern Circuit self drive tour

12 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Hotel 3 star
 Interests: Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family touring, Honeymoon, National parks, Scenic trains
  From Christchurch this tour takes you along the foothills of the Southern Alps to Mt. Cook National Park. It’s then onto Dunedin where you have a whole day to discover the unique wildlife of the Otago Peninsula.  Continue south to Te Anau and Milford Sound for you Real Journeys Nature Cruise, then to the ‘Adventure Capital’ of Queenstown where you have time to enjoy the countless activities on offer here and explore the natural beauty of the region. On your return to Christchurch you journey up the West Coast, with the highlight being the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers which you can experience during a heli-hike or scenic flight if you choose.  You’ll return to Christchurch aboard the world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train.more
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Lindis Pass, New Zealand

Auckland to Christchurch 16 day Explorer

16 days from Auckland to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Hotel 4 star
 Interests: Classic driving tours, Family touring, Honeymoon, National parks, Scenic trains, The Hobbit & LOTR
 Travel the heart of the North Island exploring Auckland City, Rotorua and Wellington before crossing to the South Island. Continue down the east coast through Marlborough, Kaikoura and Christchurch before crossing the plains and into the Southern Alps and Mt. Cook. The alpine resort of Queenstown is next before heading north through Wanaka and onto the West Coast Glaciers. Return to Christchurch via the Tranz Alpine train.more
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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, Classic driving tours, Family touring, Honeymoon, National parks, Scenic trains
  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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Wellington, New Zealand

Auckland to Christchurch Family Adventure

19 days from Auckland to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family touring, Honeymoon, Scenic trains
  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 at the rural retreat of Tarata Fishaway.  You have 2 nights in the funky capital city of Wellington, before crossing the Cook Strait to the South Island on the Interislander Ferry.  A whale watching cruise in the wildlife mecca of Kaikoura is included before arriving into Christchurch.  You then take a trip to Akaroa and swim with the world's smallest dolphin.  Continuing south you reach Mt Cook National Park's towering mountains and enjoy an iceberg encounter on the Tasman Glacier Lake.  In the ‘Adventure Capital’ of Queenstown you have time to explore 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 trip here will be a highlight of your trip. The final leg returns you to Christchurch on board the TranzAlpine Scenic Train.more
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Akaroa, New Zealand

15 day South Island Natural Discovery

15 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Boutique lodges & hotels
 Interests: Classic driving tours, Family touring, Honeymoon, Luxury touring, Scenic trains, Walking & hiking, Wildlife & nature
  Explore and enjoy some of New Zealand's unique flora, fauna and scenery on this 15 day South Island tour.  You begin with an Akaroa Harbour Nature cruise which takes you out to see the world’s smallest and rarest dolphin.  In Dunedin you’ll enjoy a full day encounter with the unique marine life that inhabits the Otago Peninsula before heading south towards Fiordland National Park.  Experience the ‘Sound of Silence’ with an overnight cruise in the remote untouched wilderness of Doubtful Sound. No South Island trip is complete without time spent in the alpine playground of Queenstown then you continue to the beautiful West Coast.  Here you’ll marvel at the glaciers during your on-ice adventure, before crossing the Southern Alps on board the world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train back to Christchurch.more
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Wanaka Wineries, New Zealand

9 day South Island Wine Adventure

9 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Luxury Lodges & hotels
 Interests: Classic driving tours, Family touring, Food & wine, Honeymoon, Luxury touring, Scenic trains, Wildlife & nature
 Discover two of the South Island’s highly regarded boutique wine regions while exploring the magnificent scenery of the Southern Alps, Southern Lakes and West Coast on this 9 day adventure tour.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, Classic driving tours, Family touring, Honeymoon, National parks, Scenic trains
  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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Arthur's Pass, New Zealand

South Island 23 day self drive tour

23 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Classic driving tours, Family touring, Food & wine, Honeymoon, Scenic trains, Wildlife & nature
  This comprehensive tour carves a figure eight through spectacular South Island scenery.  From Christchurch travel through the Mackenzie Country to Mt Cook then on to Otago and Dunedin. A detailed exploration of Fiordland National Park follows, before heading north to Queenstown and then to the West Coast Glaciers. Crossing the Southern Alps enjoy a night in Arthur's Pass National Park before heading to the east coast and Kaikoura. Enjoy the Marlborough wine region and the golden sands of Abel Tasman National Park before turning south along the wild west coast. You return to Christchurch on board the Tranz Alpine Scenic Train.more
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TranzAlpine, New Zealand

Southern Alps & Southern Lakes self drive tour - reversed

9 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Hotel 4 star
 Interests: Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family touring, Honeymoon, Scenic trains, Wildlife & nature
  Starting and finishing in Christchurch this tour begins the world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train from Christchurch to the wild West Coast. The West Coast Glaciers are next and two nights allow time to enjoy one of the many guided walk options or scenic flights. Then to Queenstown for two nights with time to relax or enjoy the countless activities here. You finish with a journey along the base of the Southern Alps, staying in the magnificent Mt Cook National Park before returning to Christchurch.more
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