Signature Tour

6 days

From: NZ$6299

Departure: Christchurch

Destination: Wellington

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Join us on a mouthwatering rail journey through New Zealand's diverse culinary landscape. Taste your way through vineyards, indulge in gourmet dining, and immerse yourself in rich cultural experiences. From the delicate flavours of local cuisine to the depth of heritage in unique destinations, come aboard as we explore the essence of New Zealand through its food, wine, and culture.

 Highlights

  • Experience the rich heritage of Pounamu with a guided tour of  Hokitika  Gorge
  • Explore the pristine eco-heritage of Okarito
  • Navigate the untamed beauty of Haast River on a safari
  • Indulge in wine tastings and gourmet delights at Ayrburn Winery, a culinary journey through Central Otago's vineyards.
  • Embark on the world-famous TranzAlpine train, dining in Scenic Plus

 

What you get along the way

 

Transportation

  • TranzAlpine Scenic Train
  • Private Coaches to reach regional gems
  • Private shuttles (excluding airport arrival)
  • Porterage

 

Meals 

  • 5 Breakfasts
  • 3 Lunches
  • 2 Dinners
  • 1 Scenic Plus Rail Dining Experience 

 

Accommodation

  • 4 to 4.5 Star Hotel (6 nights)
  • Twin Share 
  • Single Upgrade Available 

 

Minimum Age:

  • 16 years and over
  • Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

 

Group Size

Maximum of 20 people 

Available Dates

 

Our Signature New Zealand Up Close tour departs on the following dates. To book your spot, either call us on +64 3 341 2698 or click the Book Now button and complete the enquiry form. You can choose to pay a 20% deposit and then pay the balance 66 days before departure.

Start Christchurch

9 MAR 2025

 
 

days

6

 
 
 

Finish Queenstown

14 MAR 2025

NZ$

6299

per person

twin/share

Start Christchurch

28 MAR 2025

 
 

days

6

 
 
 

Finish Queenstown

2 APR 2025

NZ$

6299

per person

twin/share

Start Christchurch

6 APR 2025

 
 

days

6

 
 
 

Finish Queenstown

11 APR 2025

NZ$

6299

per person

twin/share

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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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Northbound Tour: This tour travels from South to North

Important Information

Get the inside story by travelling with us from Auckland to Queenstown aboard one of our New Zealand Rail Tours in our “Tales from the Tours” blog series!

Part 1 | Auckland to Wellington

Join the beginning of the tour as we traverse the volcanic plateau en route from Auckland to Wellington

Part 2 | Wellington to Christchurch

Set sail on part two of our touring adventure as we meander from Wellington to Christchurch

Part 3 | Christchurch to Queenstown

Weave through the Southern Alps and along the West Coast from Christchurch to Queenstown on our final leg

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