Your New Zealand Grand Rail Explorer Package

New Zealand Grand Rail Explorer



  11 Nights

  Australia/ New Zealand



This once-in-a-lifetime experience will see you explore the scenic wonders of New Zealand from Queenstown to Auckland aboard three iconic train journeys. Traverse the South Island’s breathtaking natural landscapes aboard the world-famous TranzAlpine. Journey to the top of the south along the spectacular coastline with the Coastal Pacific, cruise the Cook Strait before navigating through the rugged terrain on the historic Northern Explorer.

Your Holiday Package Includes:

  • 11 nights accommodation in centrally located 3.5/4 star hotels
  • 5 day car hire from Queenstown Airport to Greymouth Station
  • Milford Sound Cruise with lunch & transfers ex Queenstown
  • TranzAlpine Rail Journey from Greymouth to Christchurch
  • Coastal Pacific Rail Journey from Christchurch to Picton
  • Interislander Ferry Journey from Picton to Wellington
  • Northern Explorer Rail Journey from Wellington to Auckland

Rate is per person twin share and valid for departures 08 January and 15 January 2024

Other dates available, a seasonal surcharge applies

Offer ends 30 June 2023 unless sold out prior

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Rightly described as one of the greatest train journeys in the world, our TranzAlpine route across the mountainous spine of our South Island is truly spectacular.

Experience the South Island’s striking natural landscape by taking a train between Greymouth and Christchurch. 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.

Coastal Pacific

With the Pacific Ocean lapping at its wheels and the Kaikoura ranges rising majestically above, the Coastal Pacific is undoubtedly one of the world's most picturesque train journeys.

Soak up the sun, sea, and sand, while winding your way around New Zealand's gorgeous east coast on your rail journey.

Northern Explorer

The Northern Explorer rumbles through the heart of the North Island on an epic journey that covers 680km of New Zealand's finest scenery, as it travels between Auckland and Wellington.

Experience the extremes of New Zealand’s scenery, from the fertile farmlands of Waikato to the volcanic peaks of the Central Plateau and the sparkling Kapiti coast.

* 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).

Package is based on 2 adults sharing twin/double bedding, and priced in Australian Dollars. Pricing is correct at the time of submission and subject to change without notice based on availability and train schedule changes. Valid for travel on select travel dates from Jan - Mar 2024. Hotels to be advised at time of quotation. Car hire included is based on Europcar in a Suzuki Swift Auto with Premium nil excess insurance, pick up Queenstown Airport 9am (Day 1) and drop off Greymouth Railway Station 2pm (Day 5). Flights are not included.