Join us on this guided adventure between Wellington and Christchurch. Glide across the magnificent Cook Strait, along coastal beaches and through mountain valleys.
- Glide along untouched coastline by scenic rail
- Cruise alongside magnificent views while crossing the Cook Strait
- Sip world-class wine among the vines in Marlborough
- Whales, dolphins, and sea life – spend a day by the ocean in Kaikōura
- Be captivated by the storytelling of your Tour Director along this great journey
You'll love this tour
This adventure is an enviable trip designed for those who want a stress-free, scenic journey like no other. Meet like-minded travellers while experiencing world-class activities in charming locations.
- Experienced Tour Director
- Cook Strait Ferry Crossing
- Marlborough Wine Experience
- Wildlife Experience in Kaikōura
- Christchurch Tramway Restaurant
- Coastal Pacific Scenic Train Journey
Our Signature Captivating Coast Tour between Wellington and Christchurch tour includes several of New Zealand's must-do activities:
Our Signature Wellington to Christchurch tour includes two of the greatest journeys in New Zealand - the Interislander Cook Strait crossing and the Coastal Pacific train.
The journey is part of the destination on our tours, and our Scenic trains and ferries are the ultimate way to see New Zealand.
On our Signature Captivating Coast tour, your journey will begin with a cruise by ferry through Wellington Harbour and across Cook Strait to the magnificent Marlborough Sounds.
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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Single supplement available
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