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New Zealand

There are relatively few scenic rail journeys in New Zealand but wow, they deliver some truly spectacular travel experiences!
The TranzAlpine, Northern Explorer and Coastal Pacific can all be considered world-class rail journeys. Combine these iconic rail trips with 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.

View our tour selection below or contact us to find out more about pricing and departures.

Tours & Holidays


East & West North Island Rail Tour

Departing: 7th July
13 Days  |  From $3,890 NZD

Discover the natural beauty of Te Ika-a-Māui on our East & West North Island Rail Tour. Travel to New Plymouth and Napier on an exclusive heritage charter train.

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Lower South Island in Winter

Departing: 22 August 2022
11 Days  |  $4,197 NZD

New Zealand has its own magical winter wonderland deep in the Lower South Island. Travel by private charter train and stay at the iconic Hermitage Hotel.

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NZ Rail Adventure by TravelMarvel

Departing: Spring & Summer 22/23 from 08 October
15 Days  |  From $6,595 NZD - Save $800

Enjoy a taste of each of New Zealand’s scenic rail experiences on this NZ rail adventure, including a distinctive ride on the Glenbrook Vintage Steam Railway.

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South Island Railway Adventure

Departing: 20 October 2022
7 Days  |  From $4,785 NZD - Save $150

The South Island Railway Adventure is a perfect tour for train lovers and enthusiasts! This 7 day tour combines the TranzAlpine with private railway visits, plus heritage trains and trams.

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Three Great Journeys

Departing: From Auckland: Monday, Thursday & Sunday. From Christchurch: Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday.
3 Days+ (timetable dependent)  |  Price On Request

If your ambition is to travel on each of New Zealand’s scenic rail journeys, the Three Great Journeys will achieve your dream.

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Top of the South Island Train Tour

Departing: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday*
7 Days  |  From $1,195 NZD

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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TranzAlpine Train, Glaciers & Fiords

Departing: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday*
8 Days  |  From $1,489 NZD

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 Winter Wonderland

Departing: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday*
7 Days  |  From $1,129 NZD

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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Short Breaks


Escape to the Chateau Tongariro – Departing Auckland

Departing: Monday, Thursday and Saturday
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 Chateau Tongariro.

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Escape to the Chateau Tongariro – Departing Wellington

Departing: Departs Wellington on Wens, Fri & Sun
4 Days  |  From $725 NZD

Plan a magical escape to the Chateau Tongariro travelling on the iconic Northern Explorer from Wellington to National Park, and stay amongst one of New Zealand’s spectacular unique landscapes.

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Kaikoura Experience from Wellington

Departing: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 29 September 2022
2 Days  |  From $485 NZD

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
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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Martinborough Overnight 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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Northern Explorer & the Tongariro Crossing

Departing: Departs Auckland on Mon, Thurs & Sat / Departs Wellington on Wens, Fri & Sun.
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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Ruapehu Rail Tours National Park

Departing: 13 May, 10 June, 5 August, 23 September, 4 November 2022 & dates into 2023
3 Days  |  From $380 NZD

Discover Ruapehu with our Ruapehu Rail Tours National Park, a selection of terrific 3 day packages to the duel world heritage area, Tongariro National Park. There is something to suit all travellers.

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Ruapehu Rail Tours Ohakune

Departing: 13 May, 10 June, 5 August, 23 September, 4 November 2022 & dates into 2023
3 Days  |  From $450 NZD

Discover Ohakune with a a selection of terrific 3 day packages to the region. Enjoy scenic beauty, discover adventure, find short walks, or immerse yourself in our shared heritage.

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Ruapehu Rail Tours Taumarunui

Departing: 13 May, 10 June, 5 August, 23 September, 4 November 2022 & dates into 2023
3 Days  |  From $699

Discover Ruapehu with a our selection of 3 day Taumarunui packages. Take bush walks, kayak the Whanganui River or even a jet boat experience in the wilderness. Enjoy!

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Three Great Journeys

Departing: From Auckland: Monday, Thursday & Sunday. From Christchurch: Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday.
3 Days+ (timetable dependent)  |  Price On Request

If your ambition is to travel on each of New Zealand’s scenic rail journeys, the Three Great Journeys will achieve your dream.

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TranzAlpine – Explore Hokitika

Departing: Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday*
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: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday*
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, Saturday, Sunday & Monday*
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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TranzAlpine Moana Magic Escape

Departing: Friday & Saturday until 30 December 2022*
3 Days  |  From $532 NZD - Take 5% off this tour.

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 West Coast Cycle Trail Escape

Departing: Friday until 30 December 2022*
4 Days  |  From $1,568 NZD - Take 5% off this tour.

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 Wilderness Lodge Escape

Departing: Fridays; 9 Sept-30 December 2022*
4 Days  |  From $1,925 NZD - Take 5% off this tour.

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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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: Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday*
1 Day  |  From $159 NZD One-Way

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: Departs Auckland on Mon, Thurs & Sat / Departs Wellington on Wens, Fri & Sun
1 Day  |  From $219 NZD One-Way

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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