14 Days / 13 Nights
From NZ$2,688 pp
    • Experience the beginning of your journey by train courtesy of New Zealand Rail. The Northern Explorer will take you from Auckland to Wellington taking in the extraordinary range of scenery of the North Island.  Note this only operates on Monday, Thursday & Saturday.

      After a stint in our capital city you will cross Cook Strait to Picton on the Interislander Ferry to connect with the Coastal Pacific and travel through to Christchurch. Note this train is replaced by coaches from May to September.

      Next is the famous TranzAlpine train from Christchurch to Greymouth where, on disembarking, you will take delivery of your hire car and move down the West Coast towards the Southern Lakes region.  

      After a few days soaking in the amazing scenery of lakes and mountain vistas, travel across to the East Coast, stopping at Dunedin to board the Taieri Gorge train for a great days outing.  Then it is on to Christchurch and the end of your holiday, or we can add a few extra days so you can visit Hanmer Springs and the Marlborough wine region, and not forgetting Nelson and the Abel Tasman National Park area.

      Highlights

      • Tongariro National Park, in the Volcanic Plateau of the North Island
      • 4 Scenic Rail Journeys
      • The Ferry from Wellington through the Marlborough Sounds to the South Island
      • Milford Sound Nature Cruise
      • The rugged Catlins Coast
      • Queenstown, the "Adventure Capital" of NZ
    • Day 1:    Arrive in Auckland
      Day 2:    At Auckland
      Day 3:   Auckland/Wellington by Northern Explorer Train   
      Day 4:    At Wellington   
      Day 5:    Wellington/Christchurch by Coastal Pacific Train   
      Day 6:   Christchurch - Fox Glacier 
      Day 7:  Fox Glacier - Queenstown   
      Day 8:    At Queenstown
      Day 9:    Queenstown -Te Anau
      Day 10:    Milford Sound Cruise
      Day 11:    Te Anau - Dunedin
      Day 12:    At Dunedin   
      Day 13:    Dunedin - Christchurch   
      Day 14:    Depart Christchurch
      • 13 nights hotel/motel accommodation
      • 8 Days Car Hire with unlimited kilometres
      • Northern Explorer Train Journey
      • Coastal Pacific Train Journey*
      • TranzAlpine Train Journey
      • Taieri Gorge Railway
      • Interislander Ferry Crossing Wellington to Picton
      • Milford Sound Nature Cruise
      • Airport & Railway Station Transfers

      *The Coastal Pacific Train Journey is replaced by coaches from May to Sept each year

    • Auckland     Hop on Hop off Explorer Bus
        Coach trip to Bay of Islands or Rotorua
         Waiheke Island Wine Tour
         
      Welllington City Sightseeing Tour
        Te Papa Museum
         
      Christchurch Tram/Punt ride
        Gondola
        Akaroa Nature Cruise
         
      Queenstown Rafting or Jetboating
        Onsen Hot Pools
        Cruise on Lake Wakatipu
         
      Te Anau Glowworm Caves tour
        Fiordland on Film Theatre

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