New Zealand Grand Rail Explorer
This once-in-a-lifetime experience will see you explore the scenic wonders of New Zealand from Queenstown to Auckland aboard three iconic train journeys. Traverse the South Island’s breathtaking natural landscapes aboard the world-famous TranzAlpine. Journey to the top of the south along the spectacular coastline with the Coastal Pacific, cruise the Cook Strait before navigating through the rugged terrain on the historic Northern Explorer.
Your Holiday Package Includes:
- 12 nights of superior 4 star centrally located accommodation
- 5 day car hire from Queenstown to Greymouth
- TranzAlpine Rail Journey from Greymouth to Christchurch
- Coastal Pacific Rail Journey from Christchurch to Picton
- Interislander Ferry Journey from Picton to Wellington
- Northern Explorer Rail Journey from Wellington to Auckland
Rate is based on travel 30 May to 24 Sep 2021 (Travel starts on a Sunday). Rate is per person twin share
Single traveller pricing available. Please speak to one of our travel consultants for more details
**For travel 25 Sep to 31 Oct 2021 add on $460 per person
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Rightly described as one of the greatest train journeys in the world, our TranzAlpine route across the mountainous spine of our South Island is truly spectacular.
Experience the South Island’s striking natural landscape by taking a train between Greymouth and Christchurch. Along this journey you’ll see epic vistas, travel the edges of the ice-fed Waimakariri River, traverse the Southern Alps, and see miles of native beech forest.
With the Pacific Ocean lapping at its wheels and the Kaikoura ranges rising majestically above, the Coastal Pacific is undoubtedly one of the world's most picturesque train journeys.
Soak up the sun, sea, and sand, while winding your way around New Zealand's gorgeous east coast on your rail journey.
The Northern Explorer rumbles through the heart of the North Island on an epic journey that covers 680km of New Zealand's finest scenery, as it travels between Auckland and Wellington.
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.
Terms & Conditions
* Conditions apply. Offer is limited, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotion is correct and valid at the time of publication. Booking and full supplier terms and conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only and not combinable with any other offer (unless stated).
Package price is based on 2 adults, twin share, priced in local currency. Pricing is correct at time of submission but is subject to change without notice. Valid for travel on a Sunday from 30 May to 31 Oct 2021. Seasonal surcharges & blockout dates may apply. Valid for sale until 30 Sep 2021 unless sold out prior. International flights not included. Car hire included with Thrifty Rentals based on a Toyota Corolla Hatch Auto or similar from Queenstown Airport to Greymouth Station. Excess conditions apply and snow chains are mandatory during winter travel with passengers required to pay a local fee at time of vehicle collection. Prices/Offers are correct as at 19 April 2021 and can be withdrawn without notice. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.