New Zealand

There are relatively few scenic rail journeys in New Zealand but wow, they deliver some truly spectacular travel experiences! Combine these iconic rail trips with some unique accommodation and activities, and our featured tours will take you to the destinations you want to see, with some stunning vistas along the way.

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Tours & Holidays


Escape to the Chateau Tongariro – Departing Auckland

Departing: Departs Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays until 16 October 21
3 Days  |  From $589 NZD

Take a trip on the Northern Explorer from Auckland into the heart of the Central Plateau and escape to the…

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New Zealand Railway Adventure

Departing: 13 September 2021
12 Days  |  From $5,940 NZD

New Zealand offers many superb train journeys, a number of which are included on this terrific 12 day New Zealand…

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Three Great Journeys

Departing: Until 16 October 2021, departures from Auckland leave on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Departures from Christchurch leave Friday & Saturday, Sunday & Monday (until 3 May only) and Thursday & Friday only through winter.
Minimum 3 Days, timetable dependent.  |  Price Upon Application - dependent on itinerary, chosen stops and inclusions.

If your ambition is to travel on each of New Zealand’s scenic rail journeys, the Three Great Journeys will achieve your dream. Tick-off every scenic rail trip and include an inter-island ferry on this succinct independent tour.

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Short Breaks


Escape to the Chateau Tongariro – Departing Auckland

Departing: Departs Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays until 16 October 21
3 Days  |  From $589 NZD

Take a trip on the Northern Explorer from Auckland into the heart of the Central Plateau and escape to the…

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Martinborough Getaway by Train – One night package

Departing: Daily Departures
2 Days  |  From $500 NZD

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

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Martinborough Getaway by Train – Two night package

Departing: Daily Departures
3 Days  |  From $915 NZD

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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Northern Explorer and the Tongariro Crossing

Departing: Selected days of the week until 3 May 2021
4 Days  |  From $975 NZD

Explore the North Island on one of our memorable Northern Explorer tours. Walk one of New Zealand’s great walks, the Tongariro Crossing

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The Great Kiwi Beer Festival

Departing: 13 March 21
2 Days  |  From $319 NZD

Grab a group of mates and head to Hamilton’s Great Kiwi Beer Festival on The Northern Explorer train for ultimate ease.

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Three Great Journeys

Departing: Until 16 October 2021, departures from Auckland leave on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Departures from Christchurch leave Friday & Saturday, Sunday & Monday (until 3 May only) and Thursday & Friday only through winter.
Minimum 3 Days, timetable dependent.  |  Price Upon Application - dependent on itinerary, chosen stops and inclusions.

If your ambition is to travel on each of New Zealand’s scenic rail journeys, the Three Great Journeys will achieve your dream. Tick-off every scenic rail trip and include an inter-island ferry on this succinct independent tour.

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TranzAlpine – Explore Hokitika

Departing: Friday to Mondays until 03 May 2021
3 Days  |  From $719 NZD

Jump aboard the TranzAlpine scenic train and explore Hokitika in style. Travel via rail through the Southern Alps to Greymouth you’ll by the vistas from your window.

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TranzAlpine – Taste of the West Coast

Departing: Long Weekends (Fri-Mon) until 03 May 2021
2 Days  |  From $635.00 NZD

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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TranzAlpine & West Coast Glaciers to Queenstown

Departing: Friday to Mondays until 03 May 2021
2 Days  |  From $565 NZD

Ride New Zealand’s premier rail journey on this two-day train tour from Christchurch to the West Coast, New Zealand.

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Day Trips


Martinborough Wine Tour by Train

Departing: Most Days. Contact us for details.
1 Day  |  From $265 NZD

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

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The Coastal Pacific

Departing: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays until 29 April 2021
1 Day  |  From $99 NZD

Join the Coastal Pacific and explore the stunning Kaikōura coastline, famous for its marine mammals and whale watching, through the idyllic Canterbury Plains to the Garden City of Christchurch.

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The Northern Explorer

Departing: Departures until 16 October 2021 leave Wellington on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, and leaving Auckland on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
1 Day  |  From $109 NZD One-Way

The Northern Explorer is New Zealand’s longest running passenger rail service, is back open! Explore New Zealand’s North Island.

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The TranzAlpine

Departing: Friday to Mondays until 3 May 2021
1 Day  |  From $109 NZD One-Way

The TranzAlpine rail service is waiting for you to book your rail trip. Get ready to explore New Zealand’s Southern Alps by train.

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