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Travelmarvel

New Zealand Rail Adventure

Auckland to Christchurch

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

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.

Beautiful Milford Sound on a Sunny Day

Milford Sound Cruise

Sail the full length of the Sound through New Zealand's most spectacular scenery, in the heart of Fiordland.

Tajeri Gorge by Rail

Taieri Gorge by Rail

Traverse beautiful Southland countryside, over bridges and through tunnels, from historic Dunedin Railway Station.

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Prices are for land/rail only. Flights not included
NTR15 map 2021
Auckland to Christchurch

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Insider Experience

Enjoy an included special or unique excursion or event

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

Ride the historic 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 your hybrid vehicle, you will have a first-class view of the ranges, with an audio guide to inform you about the region.

Insider Experience

Delight in a traditional Hāngī Feast and Māori cultural performance.


After breakfast, board your coach and head towards the Mamaku Ranges for a special rail experience. In Rotorua, visit Te Puia Cultural Centre, and tour the Māori Arts and Crafts Institute before an evening of traditional culture and food.

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
Steaming thermal pool ringed with orange sulphur bands and boiling mud pools

Insider Experience

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


This morning, travel by coach to Otorohanga to board the Northern Explorer train. Afterwards, 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

View the beautiful Pacific coastline from the Coastal Pacific Train.


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

On your TranzAlpine journey, considered to be one of the world’s greatest rail adventures, you will follow the Waimakariri River and travel across the Southern Alps within Arthur’s Pass National Park.


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

Today you have the freedom to simply relax or choose one of Travelmarvel’s exciting Select Experiences. For the adventurous, perhaps head out on a jet boat ride. The Shotover Jet Boat roars through dramatic river canyons within centimetres of sheer rock walls.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Insider Experience

Cruise the full length of 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. Today, enjoy a memorable cruise on Milford Sound.

Stay: Kingsgate Te Anau

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Insider Experience

Travel through spectacular Southland countryside from Dunedin to Pukerangi on the Taieri Gorge Railway. The train snakes through incredible landscapes on a track which highlights engineering marvels.


The Taieri Gorge Railway is today’s highlight as you head to Dunedin.

Stay: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Insider Experience

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


Ride the Seasider Train, and journey north to view the Moeraki Boulders. Rejoin your coach to Oamaru and visit the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd on the shores of immense Lake Tekapo. Later, arrive at your resort.

Stay: Lake Tekapo, Peppers Bluewater Resort

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Insider Experience

View majestic Aoraki/Mt Cook, the highest point in Australasia.


Head into the stunning scenery of Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park. Later, head back to Christchurch for a special Farewell Dinner.

Stay: Christchurch, Commodore Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast

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