South Island Train Tours and Packages

Discover the South Island of New Zealand through rail tours and packages found below. Choose from the Great Southern Steam Train, Tranzalpine Train and the Coastal Pacific which offer different rail tour durations to meet your specific needs. Our South Island train tours and packages visit popular areas such as the Southern Alps, Kaikoura’s coast and Milford Sound.

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Kaikoura Experience from Wellington

Departing: Departing Saturdays up to 15 October 2021
1 Night  |  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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New Zealand Rail Tour with Maher

Departing: 12 November 2021
12 Days  |  $6,305

Join tour specialists Maher as they explore New Zealand by rail. From Auckland to Christchurch via Wellington, you will enjoy a 12 day escorted tour.

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Southern Alps in Winter

Departing: 16 August 2021
6 Days  |  $2,364 NZD

Traversing the Alps bedecked in its winter cloak delivers a very special magic. This trip offers the opportunity to experience it two-fold, once by road and again by TranzAlpine train.

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The Coastal Pacific

Departing: Saturday and Sundays until 16 October 2021
1 Day  |  From $79 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 TranzAlpine Train

Departing: Thursdays and Fridays until 15 October 2021.
1 Day  |  From $89 NZD One-Way

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

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Three Great Journeys

Departing: From Auckland on Mon, Thurs, & Sat; From Christchurch on Thurs & Fri until 16 October 2021.
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. Tick-off every scenic rail trip and include an inter-island ferry on this succinct tour.

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TranzAlpine – Explore Hokitika

Departing: Thursdays and Fridays until 15 October 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: The TranzAlpine - Taste of the West Coast departs every Thursday until 15 October 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: Thursdays and Fridays until 15 October 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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