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Travelmarvel

New Zealand Rail Adventure

Trip Code: NTR15
15 Days
23 Meals
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  • Map & Itinerary
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Trip Inclusions

  • 14 nights in premium accommodation
  • The services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and experienced Driver
  • Premium air-conditioned coach travel
  • Includes 23 meals - 14 breakfasts and 9 dinners
  • Special Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • All sightseeing, cruises, rail travel and entrance fees as specified
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day

Travel & Accommodation

Train travelling along the Taieri gorge line

Taieri Gorge by Rail

Traverse beautiful Southland countryside aboard the Taieri Gorge Railway.

People gathered around an open cooking demonstration, New Zealand

Hangi Feast

Experience the fascinating Maori culture at an authentic Hangi feast.

TranzAlpine Train with mountains in the background

TranzAlpine Train

Glide through the breathtaking scenery as you make your way from Christchurch to Greymouth on the TranzAlpine train.

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Prices are for land/rail only. Flights not included
New Zealand Map NTR15 2019/20

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Insider Experience

Enjoy an included special or unique excursion or event

Enhance Your Journey

Travelmarvel provides further opportunity to pursue your special interests and enhance your holiday with a range of optional experiences

Arrive in the ‘City of Sails’ and be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy a special Welcome Dinner as you get to know your fellow travellers.

Stay: Two Nights, Rydges Auckland

Daily :
  • Dinner

Insider Experience

Board the Glenbrook Vintage Steam Train.


This morning travel to Glenbrook. Take a journey through the beautiful rural Franklin countryside before stopping at the Pukeoware Depot to explore the workshop, view other historic locomotives, and enjoy a morning tea. Re-board and travel back to Glenbrook before returning to Auckland by coach.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Insider Experience

Enjoy a unique self-drive Rail Cruising experience. In a hybrid vehicle, you will have a front row seat to the view of the ranges with an audio guide to educate you on the region as well.

Insider Experience

Enjoy a traditional Hāngī Feast and a Māori cultural performance.


After breakfast, board your coach and head towards the Mamaku Ranges near Rotorua. In Rotorua, visit Te Puia Cultural Centre, and tour the Māori Arts and Crafts Institute.

Stay: Two Nights, Sudima Rotorua

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Rotorua captures the essence of New Zealand with its geothermal geysers, fascinating Maori culture and rich heritage. Your sightseeing continues with a visit to one of New Zealand’s best-loved attractions, the Agrodome, and then enjoy an afternoon at leisure to explore further or simply relax.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Insider Experience

Board the Northern Explorer Train for a captivating journey, past a variety of different landscapes.


Continue through to Ohakune where you will travel by coach to Wellington.

Stay: Two Nights, Travelodge Hotel Wellington

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

After breakfast today, set off on a sightseeing tour of the city’s best-loved landmarks and sights, including New Zealand’s national museum - Te Papa Tongarewa. This innovative and interactive museum celebrates the treasures of the country. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure to explore the city. Perhaps get a panoramic view of the city and harbour at the Mount Victoria Lookout. You may prefer to simply take a leisurely walk around the waterfront.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Insider Experience

Board the Coastal Pacific Train and enjoy a thrilling journey past the picturesque landscapes of the enchanting South Island's rugged east coast.


This morning, step aboard the Interislander ferry to cruise from Wellington Harbour across Cook Strait and through the Marlborough and Queen Charlotte sounds to Picton. After your Coastal Pacific journey re-board your coach to travel to Christchurch.

Stay: Christchurch, Quality Hotel Elms

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Insider Experience

Board the renowned TranzAlpine train for what is considered to be one of the world’s greatest rail adventures.


This morning after breakfast, journey along the Waimakariri River and travel across the Southern Alps within Arthur’s Pass National Park. Upon arrival at Greymouth, you will disembark and travel by coach to the incredible natural surrounds at Franz Josef and Fox glaciers.

Stay: Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Enjoy a day of truly beautiful scenery as you travel to the alpine resort of Queenstown. Known as the country’s ‘adventure capital’. Queenstown is also renowned for its world-class culinary scene. This evening you may like to sample some of the region’s fresh flavours at one of the many restaurants in walking distance from your hotel. (own expense).

Stay: Two Nights, Queenstown, Copthorne Hotel and Apartments Queenstown Lakeview

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Enhance Your Journey

Today take the opportunity to have an optional experience such as a Shotover Jet Boat ride.


During time at leisure today, you have the freedom to simply relax or choose one of Travelmarvel’s exciting optional experiences. For the more adventurous, perhaps you would like to head out on a thrilling jet boat ride. The Shotover Jet Boat allows you to take a ride through dramatic canyons in a truly unique fashion.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Insider Experience

Cruise Milford Sound, a magnificent fiord with views of waterfalls, dense rainforest and sheer cliffs.


Follow The Remarkables mountain range and Lake Wakatipu to Fiordland National Park.

Stay: Kingsgate Te Anau

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Insider Experience

Travel through the spectacular Southland countryside to Pukerangi where you will board the Taieri Gorge Railway, one of the world’s greatest train trips.


The train snakes through incredible landscapes to the city of Dunedin.

Stay: Mercure Leisure Lodge

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Insider Experience

Board the Seasider Train today and travel along the edge of the Otago Harbour, and along the Pacific Coast.

Insider Experience

Head into Aoraki Mt Cook National Park and marvel at your surrounds.


Rejoin your coach to Oamaru and discover some of New Zealand’s finest 19th-century architecture. Journey north to view the unusual Moeraki Boulders scattered along a stretch of Koekohe Beach.

Stay: Lake Tekapo, Peppers Bluewater Resort

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today visit the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd. Later, head back to Christchurch where you will enjoy a Farewell Dinner.

Stay: Christchurch, Commodore Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Your tour concludes after breakfast with a transfer to the airport.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

In all we had a fantastic holiday. We would recommend Travelmarvel to all who'll ask.

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