New Zealand Rail Journeys & Holidays

Including the Northern Explorer, Coastal Pacific and TranzAlpine

New Zealand Rail

Traverse spectacular mountain and coastal scenery on one of New Zealand’s famous rail journeys. With FREEDOM you can choose from:

  • Northern Explorer – travel through the heart of the North Island
  • TranzAlpine – cross the Southern Alps and Canterbury Plains
  • Coastal Pacific – journey between Christchurch to Picton, to catch the ferry
  • Complete Rail Holidays – including flights, train travel, hotels and activities

You can find out more about each journey below, as well as view some carefully designed New Zealand train holidays, a few of which combine with Australia.

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New Zealand Rail

New Zealand Rail Journeys

Book your tickets for New Zealand's famous and stunningly scenic long distance train journeys.

Coastal Pacific North of Hapuku

Coastal Pacific

Christchurch | Picton

Rail journey from £99
TranzAlpine On Board


Christchurch | Greymouth

Rail journey from £114
Northern Explorer, National Park

Northern Explorer

Auckland | National Park | Wellington

Rail journey from £109

New Zealand Rail Holidays

Expertly designed itineraries and escorted tours that include one or more of New Zealand's famous trains.

TranzAlpine Crossing

New Zealand Train Trio

Sydney | Auckland | Picton | Christchurch | Franz Josef | Queenstown

Rail & Self Drive Holiday 21 days from £1835

Road & Rail

Auckland | Rotorua | Wellington | Queenstown | Christchurch

Self Drive Holiday 17 days from £2169
Tranzalpine Train
GPT Bus South Island Generic

Classic Rail, Cruise & Coach

Auckland | Bay of Islands | Rotorua | Wellington | Christchurch | Queenstown | Dunedin

Escorted Tour 19 days from £4295
Coastal Pacific Train

Ferries, Trains & Automobiles

Rotorua | Wellington | TranzAlpine | Franz Josef | Queenstown

Self Drive & Rail Holiday 14 days from £1325
Coastal Pacific

Traverse by Train

Darwin | Adelaide | Bay of Islands | Wellington | Kaikoura

Holiday Idea 28 days from £3988
The Ghan & TranzAlpine
Lake Pukaki

New Zealand Marvel

Christchurch | Queenstown | Wellington | Rotorua | Auckland

Escorted Tour 14 days from £2600
Te Puia, Rotorua

Kia Ora New Zealand

Auckland | Bay of Islands | Rotorua | Wellington | Christchurch | Dunedin | Queenstown

Escorted Tour 17 days from £3025
Milford Sound cruise

Southern Spectacular

Christchurch | Dunedin | Te Anau | Milford Sound | Queenstown | Franz Josef

Escorted Tour 10 days from £2595
New Zealand escorted tour

Ultimate New Zealand Highlights

Christchurch | Dunedin | Te Anau | Milford Sound | Queenstown | Wellington | Rotorua | Bay of Islands | Auckland

Small Group Tour 16 days from £4794

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