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12 Day Great Rail Adventure

Traverse the South Island’s breathtaking landscapes aboard the TranzAlpine, journey to the top of the south along the spectacular coastline with the Coastal Pacific, cruise the Cook Strait before navigating the rugged terrain on the historic Northern Explorer.

Apr 2024
Itinerary by Louise Bilbie

Overview

price from 2,739 AUD per person (twin share)
duration 12 days and 11 nights
you will visit Queenstown, Milford Sound, Franz Josef, Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland
Both Islands

Itinerary

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. This itinerary must start on a Monday due to the dates that the trains operate.

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Inclusions

  • 11 nights’ accommodation in centrally located 3.5/4 star hotels
  • 5 days car hire from Queenstown Airport to Greymouth Station*
  • Milford Sound Cruise with Packed Lunch & transfers ex Queenstown
  • 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
  • Shuttle Transfers in Christchurch, Wellington & Auckland
price from 2,739 AUD per person (twin share)
Travel Dates Price From
08 Jan - 18 Mar 2024 2,839 AUD
08 Apr - 16 Sep 2024 2,739 AUD
30 Sep - 28 Oct 2024 2,999 AUD
04 Nov - 09 Dec 2024 3,099 AUD

Rental Car

  • 5 days car hire with Budget in a Hyundai i30 Auto or similar
  • Unlimited kms and vehicle insurance (reduced excess applies)
  • Queenstown pick up, Greymouth drop off

Terms & Conditions

Tour must start on a Monday due to the dates that the trains operate. Package price is based on twin share and is priced in Australian Dollars. Pricing is correct at the time of submission but is subject to change without notice. Valid for travel from 01 Oct 2023 to 09 Dec 2024. Blackout periods may apply. Surcharges may apply over special event periods and over school holidays. Car hire based on a Compact Auto with Budget based on pick up Queenstown Airport on Day 1 from 9am and drop off Greymouth on Day 5 by 2pm. Budget inclusive policy and conditions apply. Budget can only be confirmed 11 months prior to travel. Itinerary inclusions are subject to change based on operational capabilities. For more information about this package quote package code NZH2412DGRA

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Terms & Conditions

Tour must start on a Monday due to the dates that the trains operate. Package price is based on twin share and is priced in Australian Dollars. Pricing is correct at the time of submission but is subject to change without notice. Valid for travel from 01 Oct 2023 to 09 Dec 2024. Blackout periods may apply. Surcharges may apply over special event periods and over school holidays. Car hire based on a Compact Auto with Budget based on pick up Queenstown Airport on Day 1 from 9am and drop off Greymouth on Day 5 by 2pm. Budget inclusive policy and conditions apply. Budget can only be confirmed 11 months prior to travel. Itinerary inclusions are subject to change based on operational capabilities. For more information about this package quote package code NZH2412DGRA

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