Duration: 12 Days
Departure From: Auckland
Departure Date: 12 November 2021
Tour Type: Escorted Tour
Meal Plan: B&B and selected meals
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Join escorted tour specialists Maher as they take you on their New Zealand rail tour. From Auckland to Christchurch via Wellington, you will enjoy a 12 day journey on board some of NZ’s most famous rail experiences.
You begin your tour in Auckland where you climb aboard the Northern Explorer. 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. After two nights in the Capital City, your tour joins the Interislander ferry service across the Cook Strait to Picton. It is considered one of the most beautiful ferry journeys in the world!
After an overnight stop in Blenheim, it is time for our next rail journey – the Coastal Pacific train which takes you along rugged coastlines, across remote beaches, between mountains and sea, on a timeless journey of breathtaking beauty. You stay two nights in Christchurch before heading to Hanmer and then Hokitika for overnight stays prior to joining our final rail journey, the TranzAlpine. During our journey we’ll see epic vistas, travel the edges of the ice-fed Waimakariri River, traverse the Southern Alps, and see miles of native beech forest. The tour concludes with another night in Christchurch.
Inside the refined Scenic Plus Class carriages, it’s more than just a journey. You’ll be treated to fresh food, captivating commentary, great hosting and spectacular views, all delivered to your seat while you ease back and enjoy the journey. There really is no better way to discover New Zealand.
At the heart of the Scenic Plus experience is the refined Scenic Plus Class carriage, with huge panoramic windows, glass shelves and skylights, bathing you in those gorgeous coastal and mountain landscapes.
With freshly prepared food inspired by the fields that glide past your window and regional wines to match, you’ll be immersed in the flavours of our land. As you admire the views and savour the flavours, your Scenic Plus hosts will recount the stories and histories of the passing landscapes and landmarks.
When you step off the train, you will have experienced some of the best New Zealand has to offer.
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