New Zealand's train tours offer a wonderful way to see truly spectacular scenery that you cannot see by road. Rail tours are relaxing and comfortable and many tours take passengers to major attractions or connect to other local tours of interest taken by coach or bus. more
Railway and train enthusiasts shouldn’t miss the opportunity to travel on one of New Zealand's trains, both vintage and modern. Train tours through our spectacular countryside are unique and memorable for their historic, cultural and scenic delights.
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The Coastal Pacific train between Christchurch and Picton is a scenic feast of New Zealand, with the Kaikoura mountain ranges on one side and the rugged Pacific Ocean coastline on the other. Travel along 98km of stunning coastline, and take a break in Kaikoura to experience a whale watch tour. Daily return service over the extended summer season (October-April).
All Aboard! The Express invites you to a romantic atmosphere straight out of the opulent Art Deco era. Informative, witty commentary outlining the history of the 1931 earthquake and the city's Art Deco rebuild. You will gain insight into the region, local’s life and culture, achievements of New Zealanders and personal stories from the fifth generation Hawke's Bay family owners.
Featuring the world famous TranzAlpine train journey this spectacular day tour also includes Jet Boat and a Four Wheel Drive "Unimog" high country safari. Suitable for people of all ages. Departs from Christchurch, across the Canterbury Plains, journey through Arthurs Pass and right into the heart of the National Park. Delicious luncheon supplied.
We have New Zealand packaged and ready to go every day. Whether you want self-drive, independent or escorted coach tours, rail tours or “Lord of the Rings” tours, we can arrange all your travel needs. Our packages include transport, accommodation and activities. Our exciting and unique activities give you a truly memorable journey. We are the New Zealand travel specialists.
TranzAlpine train tours, one to three days. You'll also enjoy any of these Qualmarked tours: Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes, national parks, gold and jade discovery, whitewater rafting, glaciers, blackwater glowworm cave rafting, and jungle boat rainforest cruise. 100% money back guarantee gives you confidence in our tours. Free advice and discounts.
Considered to be one of the world's great train trips, Taieri Gorge Railway departs daily from downtown Dunedin. The train is one of Dunedin's top attractions and travels through some of New Zealand's most beautiful scenery which cannot be seen by road. Includes sightseeing stops, outside viewing platforms, licensed cafe and commentary. Half-day all-weather experience not to be missed.
Dunedin's scenic coastal tourist train operating from the historic railway station in Dunedin. Departing on selected days in summer, it takes you on a coastal journey from Dunedin to Palmerston and return. Travel high on the cliffs of coastal Otago and enjoy stunning views. Visit the museum, famous pie shop, cafes and shops.
New Zealand rail tours with a difference departing from Taumarunui, Whangamomona or Stratford. The ultimate way to explore rural New Zealand, along decommissioned railway lines, through tunnels, over bridges and rivers and through townships that time forgot. Experienced from the perspective of a rail-cart, cleverly adapted to self drive along the tracks of the 140 km Forgotten World Highway railway.
Specialising in small group and nature tours. Enjoy your visit to Dunedin, seeing it with good company, making it fun and interesting. You'll learn the history and folklore whilst visiting the most spectacular hilltop photo spots in this beautiful city; explore the oldest university campus in New Zealand and the most modern stadium. Enjoy ocean views round the peninsula.
Grand Pacific Tours are the New Zealand coach holiday specialists offering a range of all inclusive, value for money holidays. Choose from five styles of touring with a selection of itineraries to suit all budgets and interests. Over 190 guaranteed departures per year.
This exciting day-tour includes jet boating on the mighty Waimakariri river, a 4WD adventure across Mt Torlesse High Country Station, and a scenic tour through the breathtaking Canterbury high country to Arthurs Pass National Park located in the stunning Southern Alps of New Zealand. The return journey to Christchurch is on the world-famous TranzAlpine Train. This tour has it all.
With 20+ years experience delivering world class NZ adventures our team of New Zealanders are ready to show you the best destinations our country has to offer. We arrange worldwide bookings for: independent or guided coach tours; self drive holidays; great walks; accommodation; group tours; custom itineraries and sightseeing throughout New Zealand.
Discover New Zealand and the true beauty of rail with KiwiRail Scenic's unique train journeys. NZ's only passenger rail company combines breath-taking scenic train journeys with quality facilities and comfort. Enjoy stunning views from world-class carriages featuring panoramic windows, a licenced cafe, and open air viewing. Choose from three unique journeys; the Northern Explorer, Coastal Pacific and TranzAlpine.
Journey through the heart of the North Island between Auckland and Wellington on the Northern Explorer. Travel through rolling farmland, over towering viaducts and through the North Islands Central Plateau with its three spectacular mountains. Enjoy world-class carriages featuring panoramic windows, a licensed cafe, at-seat audio commentary, and open air viewing. Departs Auckland on Monday/Thursday/Sunday, and Wellington on Tuesday/Friday/Saturday.
Step back in time and discover the first Capital of New Zealand. Today it is a quaint town of arts, crafts and cafes full of history and historical sights of times gone by. There's no better way to explore the sights of historical Russell. This one-hour tour by coach visits areas which cannot be easily covered on foot.
120 deluxe coach tours from two of New Zealand's top coach tour companies. Spectacular tours of Christchurch, Queenstown, Mt Cook, Milford Sound, the West Coast Glaciers, Auckland, Rotorua, Taupo, Waitomo Caves and the Bay of Islands. Specialised tours ie; Alpine Pacific train tour, Lord of the Rings tours, Volcanic and Geothermal tours. Over 70 years service to New Zealand Tourism.
The TranzAlpine is rated as one of the world's best train journeys, travelling between Christchurch and Greymouth, over the spectacular Southern Alps. Experience views of dramatic alpine landscapes; snow-capped mountain peaks, thrilling viaducts, braided rivers, and sub-tropical rain forests. Enjoy world class carriages featuring panoramic windows, a licensed cafe, GPS triggered commentary, and open air viewing. Daily return service.
An historic rural railway using both vintage steam and diesel-electric locomotives on 12.8 km of spectacular scenic line through the unique limestone beauty of the Weka Pass out of Waipara, approximately 60km north of Christchurch. Public trains run every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month, every Sunday in January and most public holidays.
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