Your Coastal Road Trip to TranzAlpine Train Package

Coastal Road Trip to TranzAlpine Train



  9 Nights

  New Zealand




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Explore the beautiful top end of New Zealand's South Island. Beginning in Christchurch, drive your way north to the Kaikoura Coast for an abundance of wildlife, marine life and jaw dropping beauty. Spend a night in Nelson for arts, crafts, vineyards and the incredible Abel Tasman National Park. Board a TranzAlpine train journey like no other, passing towering mountain peaks and winding, crisp blue rivers. Return to Christchurch for unbeatable cuisine and history. 

Your holiday package includes:

  • 10 Day car hire in a Toyota Corolla Auto or similar, pick up Christchurch and drop off Greymouth
  • 1 Night accommodation in Christchurch at Ramada Suites in a Studio Single Room
  • 1 Night accommodation in Hanmer Springs at Bella Vista Hanmer Springs in a Queen Standard Room
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Kaikoura at Bella Vista Motel Kaikoura in a Queen Superior Room
  • Half Day Guided Seal Kayaking Tour
  • 1 Night accommodation in Nelson at Saxton Lodge in a Studio Unit
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Marahau at Abel Tasman Lodge in a Studio Ensuite
  • Pitt Head Cruise & Walk departing Kaiteriteri
  • 1 Night accommodation in Punakaiki at The Ocean View Retreat in a Hotel Room
  • TranzAlpine one-way rail journey, Greymouth to Christchurch
  • 1 Night accommodation in Christchurch at the Ramada Suites in a Studio Single Room

***Rate based on twin share for travel 21 to 30 April 2022. Alternative dates available, a surcharge may apply.***

Half Day Guided Seal Kayaking Tour
Catch up with the local fur seals, blue penguins and dusky dolphins as they duck and dive around the scenic Kaikoura coastline. Our qualified instructors are trained professionals who can skilfully guide you with comprehensive safety procedures and paddling techniques to keep you safe and dry.

Pitt Head Cruise & Walk departing Kaiteriteri
Enjoy a scenic cruise through the sheltered waters of the Astrolabe Roadsted to disembark at Anchorage Beach. Take a walk around the Pitt Head Loop Track via the most beautiful beach in the Park, or relax and soak up the scenery from the sandy shores.

TranzAlpine one-way rail journey, Greymouth to Christchurch
Experience the South Island’s striking natural landscape. Along this journey you’ll see epic vistas, travel the edges of the ice-fed Waimakariri River, traverse the Southern Alps, and see miles of native beech forest. The TranzAlpine is one of the world's great train journeys covering 223 kilometres (139 miles) one-way, taking just under 5 hours. You’ll traverse the majestic Canterbury Plains, to the backdrop of the mighty Southern Alps - the journey of a lifetime.

* Conditions apply. Offer is limited, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotion is correct and valid at the time of publication. Booking and full supplier terms and conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only and not combinable with any other offer (unless stated).

Prices listed are per person in Australian/New Zealand Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking.  Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 21 December 2021 and can be withdrawn without notice. Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included. Flights are not included. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.