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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Travel by ferry and scenic train from Wellington to Christchurch, and enjoy a wonderous Kaikoura experience including the natural wonders of this marine paradise.View Tour
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.View Tour
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.View Tour
Inspired by one of the most iconic adventurers of our time, this is an epic journey by rail and luxury coach.View Tour
The summer South Island Rail Tour provides a stunning panorama of magnificent southern mountain scenery, meandering rivers and coastal plains.View Tour
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.View Tour
Take in the South Island’s stunning mountains and the vast Canterbury Plains aboard the TranzAlpine. New Zealand’s finest inland rail journey.View Tour
If your ambition is to travel on each of New Zealand’s scenic rail journeys, the Three Great Journeys will achieve your dream.View Tour
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.View Tour
The TranzAlpine is a scenic rail trip running from the East Coast to the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand.View Tour
Ride New Zealand’s premier rail journey on this two-day train tour from Christchurch to the West Coast, New Zealand.View Tour
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.View Tour
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.View Tour