Ride the Rails - South Island

 

Journey through New Zealand's stunning South Island by rail.

Experience two of New Zealand’s most scenic railways, the TransAlpine and the Coastal Pacific on this trip! You’ll visit and experience some of New Zealand’s most iconic spots, including; the beautiful Kaikoura and the fabulous scenery of Arthur’s Pass. Travelling from North to South then East to West, this journey really has it all.

As well as experiencing our country's most tantalizing tracks, you’ll sample some incredible activities along the way, including the Tasman Strait Ferry Crossing and kayaking with seals!

Tour highlights

Cook Strait Crossing

Enjoy stunning views as you journey through the Marlborough Sounds.

Kayak with seals in Kaikoura

On this relaxed kayak trip, you'll have the opportunity to meet some of the local wildlife!

Hop onboard the TranzAlpine Train

Experience what is regarded as one of the most scenic railway journeys in the world.

What’s included?

  • 4 nights 3* Accommodation - Private Room & Breakfast
  • Ferry from Wellington to Picton
  • Train transport from Picton to Kaikoura
  • Kayak with seals in Kaikoura
  • Train transport from Kairoura to Christchurch
  • TranzAlpine from Christchurch to Arthurs Pass return

ENHANCE YOUR TRIP WITH ADD-ON ACTIVITIES AND UPGRADES

Your tour includes all the essentials but you can add extra wow-factor to your tour by adding on the activities and accommodation upgrades that suit you best.

Optional accommodation upgrades and add-ons for this trip:

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