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20 Day New Zealand Rail Journey

Departing: Weekly Departures
Departure From: Auckland
20 Days  |  from NZ $5,499
Tour Type: Independent Tour

This 20 day New Zealand rail journey will deliver you many of the countries best scenic attractions and each of NZ’s three scenic rail experiences.

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Auckland to Christchurch; Cities & Coastal Highlights

Departing: Monthly Departures
Departure From: Auckland
10 Days  |  from NZ$5,499
Tour Type: Escorted Tour

This 10-day city and coastal highlights tour will take you on a journey through the North and South Island’s from Auckland to Christchurch.

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Best of Wellington by Northern Explorer

Departing: Monday, Thursday and Saturdays.
Departure From: Auckland
4 Days  |  from NZ$1,289
Tour Type: Independent Tour

If you are looking to experience the incredible Northern Explorer train journey from Auckland to Wellington and then enjoy the magical capital without any hassle, then this is the break for you.

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Blenheim Rail Break; Wine & Wings

Departing: Daily from mid December to early May.
Departure From: Christchurch
2 Days  |  from NZ$979
Tour Type: Independent Tour

Departing from Christchurch, this delightful journey takes you along remote beaches, between mountains and sea to the Marlborough wine region.

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Captivating Coast; Wellington to Christchurch

Departing: Monthly Departures
Departure From: Wellington
6 Days  |  from NZ$4,499
Tour Type: Escorted Tour

Join us on this guided captivating Wellington to Christchurch train tour. Glide across the magnificent Cook Strait, along coastal beaches and through mountain valleys.

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Christchurch to Queenstown; Alpine Highlights

Departing: Monthly Departures
Departure From: Christchurch
7 Days  |  from NZ$3,899
Tour Type: Escorted Tour

Join us on this week long guided scenic train tour, through the mighty Southern Alps, to the wild West Coast and on to Queenstown.

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Cities and Sea; Auckland to Christchurch Rail Tour

Departing: Monthly Departures
Departure From: Auckland
12 Days  |  from NZ $8,999
Tour Type: Escorted Tour

Explore New Zealand’s cities and sea journey via its remote regions, travelling on this Auckland to Christchurch rail tour.

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Coastal Pacific Train Wildlife Encounter

Departing: Daily from mid December to early May
Departure From: Christchurch
2 Days  |  from NZ$739
Tour Type: Independent Tour

See the majestic seabirds or get up close to dolphins or whales and discover the spectacular wildlife of Kaikōura on the Coastal Pacific Train.

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Coromandel Family Getaway

Departing: Until 31 March 2024
Departure From: Coromandel
5 Days  |  From NZ$1,985
Tour Type: Independent Tour - Fully Flexible

Take a short break and discover New Zealand’s Coromandel with this 5-day family getaway. With a mountainous interior and golden beaches, this is a perfect getaway,

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Forgotten World Adventure from Wellington Return

Departing: Departs Wellington on Wens, Fri & Sun, October-May
Departure From: Wellington
5 Days  |  from NZ$2,299
Tour Type: Independent Tour

Take the ultimate scenic rail journey through New Zealand to the historic location of Taumarunui and enjoy a forgotten world…

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Forgotten World Escape from Auckland to Wellington

Departing: Monday, Thursday and Saturdays until early 2024
Departure From: Auckland
3 Days  |  from $1,389
Tour Type: Independent Tour

Enjoy the Forgotten World Escape from Auckland on the way to Wellington. Explore the rural heart of New Zealand’s North Island with the Northern Explorer train including a half-day rail cart tour.

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Forgotten World Escape from Wellington to Auckland

Departing: Departs Wellington on Wens, Fri & Sun, October-May
Departure From: Wellington
3 Days  |  from NZ$1,389
Tour Type: Independent Tour

Explore the rural heart of New Zealand’s North Island with the Northern Explorer train and enjoy the Forgotten World Escape on the way to Auckland.

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Inspirational Alps; Christchurch to Queenstown

Departing: Monthly Departures
Departure From: Christchurch
7 Days  |  from NZ$5,799
Tour Type: Escorted Tours

Join us on an unforgettable journey through the South Island on a Christchurch to Queenstown train adventure.

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Inspiring North Island Train Tour

Departing: Monthly Departures
Departure From: Auckland
8 Days  |  from NZ$5,999
Tour Type: Escorted Tour

Join us on this signature rail journey from Auckland to Wellington exploring volcanic peaks, and NZ’s idyllic natural landscapes.

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Signature Tour

Kaikoura Experience from Wellington

Departing: Weekends in Summer
Departure From: Wellington
2 Days  |  from NZ$655
Tour Type: Independent Tour - Fully Flexible

Travel by ferry and scenic train from Wellington to Christchurch, and enjoy a wonderous Kaikoura experience including the natural wonders of this marine paradise.

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Martinborough Getaway by Train – Two night package

Departing: Daily Departures
Departure From: Wellington
3 Days  |  from NZ$1015
Tour Type: Independent Tour - Fully Flexible

This relaxing short break is the perfect weekend away for wine lovers. Enjoy a luxury 2 course wine matching lunch, chauffeur and more.

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Martinborough Overnight by Train – One night package

Departing: Daily Departures
Departure From: Wellington
2 Days  |  from NZ$669
Tour Type: Independent Tour - Fully Flexible

Enjoy a change of scenery with this overnight vineyard package that takes you from the city lights of Wellington.

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Martinborough Wine Tour by Train

Departing: Most Days. Contact us for details.
Departure From: Wellington
1 Day  |  from NZ$365
Tour Type: Day Tour

Our Martinborough wine tour by rail is a wonderful getaway that takes you from Wellington to Martinborough in the heart…

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New Zealand Rail Highlights

Departing: Monthly Departures
Departure From: Auckland
15 Days  |  from NZ$8,549
Tour Type: Escorted Tour

Join us on this fabulous scenic guided New Zealand rail highlights tour through the heart and soul of New Zealand, featuring all three Great Rail Journeys.

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New Zealand Rail Tour – Up Close

Departing: Monthly Departures
Departure From: Auckland
17 Days  |  from NZ$13,999
Tour Type: Escorted Tour

Discover off the beaten track destinations and bustling urban centres by three world-famous scenic rail trips from Auckland to Queenstown.

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Signature Tour

North Island Rail Highlights

Departing: Flexible Dates
Departure From: Auckland or Wellington
5 Days  |  from NZ$979
Tour Type: Independent Tour - Fully Flexible

This 5 day independent rail holiday offers the best North Island rail highlights featuring New Zealand’s epic Northern Explorer.

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Signature Tour

Northern Explorer & The Tongariro Crossing

Departing: Flexible Dates
Departure From: Wellington or Auckland
4 Days  |  from NZ$1075
Tour Type: Independent Tour - Fully Flexible

Explore Te Ika-a-Māui on our memorable Northern Explorer tour and walk one of New Zealand’s Great Walks, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

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Northern Rail Highlights Tour

Departing: Monthly Departures
Departure From: Auckland
6 Days  |  from NZ$2,999
Tour Type: Escorted Tour

Journey between Auckland and Wellington aboard the Northern Explorer train on a six day escorted adventure.

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NZ Rail and Cruise Discovery

Departing: Summer/Spring/Autumn 24/25
Departure From: Christchurch
19 Days  |  NZ$11,595
Tour Type: Escorted Tour

Join us on this comprehensive 19 day land, New Zealand rail and cruise journey from Christchurch to Wellington. Discover New Zealand on this wonderful tour.

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Premium TranzAlpine Glacier Experience

Departing: Flexible Dates
Departure From: Christchurch
4 Days  |  from NZ$3,329
Tour Type: Independent Tour

Enjoy a heavenly escape into a world filled with fascination and grandeur on this premium TranzAlpine Glacier Experience including 5-star accommodation.

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Sir Edmund Hillary Explorer

Departing: Oct, Nov & Dec 2024, Jan-April 2025
Departure From: Christhchurch
13 Days  |  NZ$7,950 - FREE Tram Pass*
Tour Type: Escorted Tour

Inspired by one of the most iconic adventurers of our time, this is an epic journey by heritage steam train and luxury coach. FREE 1-Day Christchurch Tram Pass when you book with LOCO Journeys.

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Southern Rail Highlights from Wellington

Departing: Monthly Departures
Departure From: Wellington
11 Days  |  from NZ$6,299
Tour Type: Escorted Tour

Join us on tour across Cook Strait, past the mighty Southern Alps and through the Wild West Coast to beautiful Queenstown. This journey features the Coastal Pacific and TranzAlpine.

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Spectacular South; Wellington to Queenstown

Departing: Monthly Departures
Departure From: Wellington
11 Days  |  from NZ$8,749
Tour Type: Escorted Tour

Explore the Spectacular South on this signature rail tour. Glide through the mighty Southern Alps and along the Pacific coastline to Queenstown and Milford Sound

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The Coastal Pacific

Departing: Daily from mid December to early May.
Departure From: Christchurch or Picton
1 Day  |  from NZ$177 One-Way
Tour Type: Day Tour

Join the Coastal Pacific and explore the stunning Kaikōura coastline, through the idyllic Canterbury Plains to the Garden City of Christchurch.

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The Ghan Australia Ultimate Territory

Departing: March to October
Departure From: Adelaide
15 Days  |  from AU$10,925
Tour Type: Group Tour

Discover the heart of Australia on the Ghan Australia Ultimate Territory tour across 15 adventurous days departing Adelaide. If your dream is to see the best of the Australian outback and immerse yourself in the heart of it with hands-on experiences, this is the ultimate escape.

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The Ghan Rail Journey

Departing: March to October
Departure From: Adelaide or Darwin
3 Days  |  from AU$2,480
Tour Type: Fully Hosted

A legendary train. An unforgettable Australian adventure. Travel aboard The Ghan between Adelaide and Darwin on an all-inclusive journey through the heart of Australia.

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The Ghan Red Centre Spectacular

Departing: Wednesdays and Saturdays
Departure From: Darwin
11 Days  |  from AU$9,840
Tour Type: Group Tour

Settle into The Ghan’s gentle rhythm as you travel through the country and immerse yourself The Ghan Red Centre Spectacular set in the Northern Territory’s breathtaking natural wonders on this 11-day journey.

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The Ghan Taste of South Australia

Departing: March to October
Departure From: Adelaide
7 Days  |  from AU$4,075
Tour Type: Escorted Tour

If you are a lover of fine food and wine, and great train rides of the world, the Ghan Taste of South Australia should be on your hit list.

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The Ghan Train Taste of the Top End

Departing: Saturdays and Tuesdays
Departure From: Darwin
8 Days  |  from AU$5,250
Tour Type: Independent

Soak up The Ghan train taste with this Top End experience combining a stay in Darwin and the legendary Ghan Expedition.

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The Ghan Train Taste of Two Cities

Departing: Sunday & Wednesdays (April-Oct)
Departure From: Darwin
10 Days  |  from AU$5,395
Tour Type: Independent

Extend your Ghan train journey into this fabulous all encompassing holiday allowing you to soak up the sights and tastes of Adelaide and Darwin.

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The Great Southern Adelaide Delight

Departing: Mondays - January, February & December
Departure From: Brisbane
8 Days  |  from AU$4,670
Tour Type: Hosted & Independent

The Great Southern Adelaide Delight is a feast for the senses, as you travel through Australia’s southeast to make your way to Adelaide, South Australia’s food and wine capital.

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The Great Southern Gourmet Escape

Departing: Friday - January, February & December
Departure From: Adelaide
6 Days  |  from AU$3,130
Tour Type: Fully Hosted

Depart from Adelaide and travel in style on the Great Southern, arriving into Brisbane where the adventure continues beyond the tracks.

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The Great Southern Rail Journey

Departing: January, February & December
Departure From: Adelaide or Brisbane
3 or 4 Days  |  AU$2,455
Tour Type: Fully Hosted

A true summer journey of discovery, from the rugged eastern coastline to buzzing cities and everything in-between.

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The Great Southern Rail Wine & Wildlife

Departing: Mondays - January & February
Departure From: Brisbane
11 Days  |  from AU$7,395
Tour Type: Group Tour

From Kangaroo Island to the vine-clad hills of the Barossa Valley, South Australia is yours to discover on this Great Southern Rail Wine and Wildlife adventure.

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The Indian Pacific Rail Journey

Departing: January to December
Departure From: Sydney or Perth
4 Days  |  from AU$2,430
Tour Type: Fully Hosted

The Indian Pacific is an epic transcontinental crossing between Perth and Sydney. Step onboard for an all-inclusive rail holiday you’ll never forget.

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The Northern Explorer

Departing: Departs Auckland on Mon, Thurs & Sat / Departs Wellington on Wens, Fri & Sun
Departure From: Wellington or Auckland
1 Day  |  from NZ$199 One-Way
Tour Type: Day Tour

The Northern Explorer, New Zealand’s longest running passenger rail service, is waiting for your booking. Explore New Zealand’s North Island.

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The Overland Rail Journey

Departing: Twice Weekly
Departure From: Melbourne or Adelaide
1 Day  |  from AU$135
Tour Type: Independent

A day-trip in a league of its own. Ride the Overland and link Melbourne to your onward rail adventures from Adelaide.

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The TranzAlpine Train

Departing: Daily in Summer. Friday-Monday in Winter
Departure From: Christchurch or Greymouth
1 Day  |  from NZ$199 One-Way
Tour Type: Day Tour

Take in the South Island’s stunning mountains and the vast Canterbury Plains aboard the TranzAlpine. NZ’s finest inland rail journey.

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Signature Tour

Top of the South Island Train Tour

Departing: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday*
Departure From: Christchurch
7 Days  |  from NZ$1,469
Tour Type: Independent Tour - Fully Flexible

Enjoy the Top of the South Island train tour on this succinct 7 day independent journey that includes TranzAlpine and Coastal Explorer rail journeys.

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Signature Tour

TranzAlpine – Explore Hokitika

Departing: Flexible Dates
Departure From: Christchurch
3 Days  |  from NZ$1009
Tour Type: Independent Tour - Fully Flexible

Jump aboard the TranzAlpine scenic train and explore Hokitika in style. Travel via rail through the Southern Alps to Greymouth enjoying the views from your window.

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Signature Tour

TranzAlpine – Taste of the West Coast

Departing: Flexible Dates
Departure From: Christchurch
2 Days  |  from NZ$845
Tour Type: Independent Tour - Fully Flexible

The TranzAlpine is a scenic rail trip running from the East Coast to the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand.

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Signature Tour

TranzAlpine & West Coast Glaciers to Queenstown

Departing: Flexible Dates
Departure From: Christchurch
2 Days  |  from NZ$665
Tour Type: Independent Rail & Coach Tour

Ride New Zealand’s premier rail journey on this two-day train tour from Christchurch to the West Coast. Discover the Glaciers and then head further south to the stunning lakes district and finally Queenstown.

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TranzAlpine Glacier Experience

Departing: Flexbile Dates
Departure From: Christchurch
4 Days  |  from NZ$1,849
Tour Type: Independent Tour

Be amazed at this exploration of the West Coast on the stunning TranzAlpine Glacier Experience. Discover the ancient world of Glacier Country and its natural wonders, where ice rivers carve through mountains and rainforests thrive.

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TranzAlpine Moana Magic Escape

Departing: Flexible Dates
Departure From: Christchurch
3 Days  |  from NZ$879
Tour Type: Independent Tour - Fully Flexible

Amidst a stunning backdrop of mountains and ancient forest, take our escape to Moana and Lake Brunner. This is a magical getaway that you won’t regret.

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TranzAlpine Overnight

Departing: Flexible Dates
Departure From: Christchurch
2 Days  |  from NZ$829
Tour Type: Independent Tour

Journey to Greymouth on this TranzAlpine overnight adventure. Escape the city and travel to New Zealand’s famous West Coast. This rail break will take you through the heart of the Southern Alps to a land of timeless beauty.

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Signature Tour

TranzAlpine Train, Glaciers & Fiords

Departing: Flexible Dates
Departure From: Christchurch
8 Days  |  from NZ$2,745
Tour Type: Independent Tour - Fully Flexible

The combination of TranzAlpine Train, Glaciers and Fiords offers one of the greatest lure’s of travelling in the South Island of New Zealand. The spectacular and diverse scenery catches your breathe at every turn.

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TranzAlpine West Coast Cycle Trail Escape

Departing: Flexible Dates
Departure From: Christchurch
4 Days  |  from NZ$2,195
Tour Type: Independent Tour - Fully Flexible

The TranzAlpine West Coast Cycle Trail Escape offers a unique off the beaten track getaway featuring some of New Zealand’s iconic highlights.

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TranzAlpine West Coast Explorer

Departing: Flexible Dates
Departure From: Christchurch
4 Days  |  from NZ$1,825
Tour Type: Independent Tour

The 4 day TranzAlpine West Coast Explorer is a timeless and enjoyable escape to Lake Brunner, Punakaiki, & Hokitika. Break free from the ordinary and visit some great West Coast destinations.

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TranzAlpine Wilderness Lodge Escape

Departing: Flexible Dates
Departure From: Christchurch
4 Days  |  from NZ $2,259
Tour Type: Independent Tour - Fully Flexible

The Wilderness Lodge Escape is designed to let you relax, unwind, and enjoy a very special off the beaten track experience.

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Signature Tour

TranzAlpine Winter Wonderland

Departing: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday*
Departure From: Christchurch
7 Days  |  from NZ $1,399
Tour Type: Independent Tour - Fully Flexible

Winter is a magical time to experience the South Island, and there is something romantic and dreamy about the TranzApine Winter Wonderland rail journey set against a backdrop of snow.

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Twin Rail Journeys of New Zealand

Departing: Weekly
Departure From: Queenstown
13 Days  |  from NZ$3,599
Tour Type: Independent Tour

Enjoy the premier twin rail journeys of New Zealand on each island on this succinct, independent 13 day countrywide tour from Queenstown to Auckland

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Ultimate New Zealand Train Journey

Departing: 02 May 2023
Departure From: Auckland
13 Days  |  NZ $6,995
Tour Type: Escorted Tour

Join us for a rail tour that can easily boast to be the Ultimate New Zealand Train Journey. Including all of NZ’s scenic rail trips and a private charter, it doesn’t get better than this. Travel overland from Auckland to Christchurch through deepest reaches of NZ.

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Wellington to Christchurch; Coastal Highlights

Departing: Monthly Departures
Departure From: Wellington
6 Days  |  from NZ $2,999
Tour Type: Escorted Tour

Join us on this guided scenic Wellington to Christchurch rail tour across the Cook Strait, past coastal beaches and through mountain valleys.

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