Spring & Summer New Zealand Bookings for 2021/2022 are now OPEN

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.

Contact us to find out more about 2021 and 2022 departures.

Kaikoura Experience from Wellington

Departing: Check under Departures & Timetable
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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New Zealand Rail Tour with Maher

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

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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NZ Rail Adventure by TravelMarvel

Departing: 16 November & 7 December 2021
15 Days  |  From $6,959 NZD

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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The Coastal Pacific

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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: Listed under Departures & Timetable
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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TranzAlpine – Explore Hokitika

Departing: Mainly Weekends (please check)
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: Mainly Weekends (please check)
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: Mainly Weekends (please check)
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 Train, Glaciers & Fiords

Departing: Mainly Weekends (please check)
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: Thursday & Friday until 31 Oct 2021
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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Ultimate New Zealand Train Journey

Departing: 21 October 2021
13 Days  |  $5,895 NZD

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.

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