Explore New Zealand’s bustling cities and quaint towns in Auckland, Ohakune, Wellington, and Christchurch. Immerse yourself in history, culture, and geology as you travel off the beaten track from coast to coast.
- Learn about the geological landscape of the North Island Volcanic Plateau
- Marvel at the mesmerising coastal views of the Kapiti Coast
- Discover the sandstone cliffs of the Rangatikei River Gorge
- Sail across the scenic Cook Strait
- Sip world-class wine along the vines in Marlborough
- Whales, dolphins, and sea life – spend a day by the ocean in Kaikōura
- Let your captivating Tour Director guide you on this great journey
You'll love this tour
This is the perfect option for those who enjoy free time to create their own adventure while having the structure of a guided expert. Meet like-minded travellers and share this journey of a lifetime on a truly magnificent expedition.
- Experienced Tour Director
- Wellington and Christchurch City Tours
- Marlborough Wine Experience
- World-Famous Scenic Train Journeys
- Cook Strait Ferry Crossing
- Free time and optional excursions to personalise your holiday
Things to do...
There are dozens of activities you can enjoy on your Cities & Coastal Highlights Tour, but these are our top four must-do activities:
Our Classic Cities and Coastal Highlights Tour between Auckland and Christchurch includes three of the greatest journeys in New Zealand - the Northern Explorer train, Interislander Cook Strait crossing and Coastal Pacific train.
On our Classic Cities & Coastal Highlights Tour, you will see it all, travelling aboard all four of our world-famous journeys.
Boarding in Auckland, your first few days include a series of journeys aboard our Northern Explorer train travelling through the volcanic heart of the North Island.
Cruising between islands, the Interislander ferry plots a leisurely course around Wellington Harbour and through the magnificent Marlborough Sounds to Picton.
From Picton, you'll voyage through vineyards and along the Pacific Coast to Kaikoura aboard the Coastal Pacific train.
Your final journey is again aboard the Coastal Pacific train, meandering alongside secluded beaches on your way to Christchurch.
Solo Traveller Options
Guaranteed Share: If you are a solo traveller, you can choose the guaranteed Share option, and we will match you with another solo traveller of the same gender in a twin-bedded room. If we can't match you with another solo traveller, we will cover the Single Supplement cost.
Single Supplement: If you are a Solo Traveller and would like a room to yourself, you can select to pay the Single Supplement when confirming your booking.
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