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South Island Train Tours and Packages

Discover the South Island of New Zealand through LOCO’s selection of enticing rail tours and packages. Choose from the famous Tranzalpine Train, the Coastal Pacific or other great rail tours 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 2022 and 2023 departures.

Tours & Holidays

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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Top of the South Island Train Tour

Departing: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday*
7 Days  |  From $1,369 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 $1,589 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 $1,299 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: 10 November 2022
13 Days  |  $5,995 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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Short Breaks

Kaikoura Experience from Wellington

Departing: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 29 September 2022
2 Days  |  From $555 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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TranzAlpine – Explore Hokitika

Departing: Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday*
3 Days  |  From $829 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 $745 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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Day Trips

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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