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Grand New Zealand Rail

Travel the length of the country aboard some of the most breathtaking train journeys in the world. Weave through deep rainforests and rugged flats, past vineyards and seashore points, followed by spectacular gorges and river valleys.

The tour combines five magnificent train journeys that take you to places and sights often inaccessible by road, mixed with a superb touring itinerary that lets you experience the country in its entirety.

New Zealnd Nort and South Islands

What's included

  • Return flights from London Heathrow or Manchester Airport (Other regional airports will be on request) inclusive of tax
  • 17 nights accommodation in New Zealand
  • 17 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 13 dinners
  • Travel along the Goldfield’s Railway and have morning tea on the vintage train
  • A trip on The Overlander from Taumaranui to Wellington
    A ferry ride across the Cook Strait from Wellington to Picton
  • A trip on the famous Tranz Alpine Express Train across the spectacular Southern Alps to Franz Josef Glacier
  • Journey on the Kingston Flyer, a restored vintage steam train
  • A Milford Sound cruise (or upgrade to a Doubtful Sound Cruise – surcharge applies)
  • The Taieri Gorge train journey through Otago
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and activities are included in the cost (except upgrades where stated in full itinerary details)

Itinerary

Day One:
welcome to New Zealand! Upon arrival in Auckland, transfer to the Langham Hotel or Stamford Plaza, Auckland. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day Two:
Visit the unique Kauri & Pioneer Museum at Matakohe. Cross the Northland peninsula through the breathtaking Waipoua Forest where you’ll view the giant 77 metre tall Tane Mahutu Kauri Tree. Arrive at the historic Waitangi Treaty House, where the 1840 treaty between the Maori and the British was signed. Enjoy a guided tour of the Treaty House and grounds. Your next 2 nights are at the beautiful beachfront Copthorne Hotel and Resort, Bay of Islands. You have the opportunity tonight to enjoy a Sound and Light show (own expense).

Day Three:
Free Choice – Drive to Cape Reinga or Cruise with dolphins or Cruise to the historic towns of Russell and Pompallier or Play 18 holes of golf at the picturesque Waitangi Golf Club or Go bay ocean fishing or Experience the bay fastboating ‘Excitor’ ride. Choose one option for this afternoon’s activities (tour is included in the tour fare and is at no extra cost).

Day Four:
After breakfast, cruise to Cape Brett Lighthouse, Piercy Island and (weather permitting) through the famous Hole in the Rock, aboard a catamaran. Along the way, look out for porpoises which make this area their home. Stop at a secluded bay with time for lunch. This afternoon rejoin the coach and enjoy the scenic return to Auckland. Overnight at the luxurious Langham Hotel.
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Prices from

£3,129 + taxes (per person, based on 2 people sharing)

*Date restrictions apply. Contact us with your preferred dates quoting

This itinerary can be down - graded to a 3* standard of accommodation, This tour starts from £2,649 plus taxes per person, based on twin share and would not include your free choice activities. For further information, please quote ‘New Zealand Grand Rail Discovery’ on your enquiry form .