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Travel across New Zealand on the TranzAlpine train
  • North & South Island Self Drive
  • Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Maori culture, Scenic flights, Thermal parks and attractions, Wildlife & nature
  • Motels
  • From Christchurch you’ll first travel a loop of the lower South Island, including the iconic attractions of Mt Cook National Park, the alpine ‘Adventure Capital’ of Queenstown and the spectacular wilderness of the West Coast.  Crossing back to Christchurch on board the TranzAlpine scenic train, you then venture north.  Along the way explore the wonderful wildlife of Kaikoura, before crossing the Cook Strait to the North Island and the quirky capital city of Wellington. Travel through the central plateau to Rotorua and its bubbling mud pools and unique Maori culture before arriving into Auckland the ‘City of Sails’.

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NZD$3,029
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Beautiful reflections on the Milford Sound
  • North & South Island Self Drive
  • Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Food & wine, Scenic flights, The Hobbit & LOTR
  • Motels
  • From Christchurch you’ll first travel a loop of the lower South Island, beginning with the iconic TranzAlpine scenic train crossing the Southern Alps to the West Coast.  Highlights of the section of the trip include a scenic flight and snow landing on the remarkable West Coast glaciers and a spectacular cruise in Milford Sound.  Heading north you’ll enjoy a wine tasting tour in Marlborough, before crossing the Cook Strait to the North Island and the quirky capital city of Wellington. Travel through the central plateau to Rotorua and its bubbling mud pools and unique Maori culture before arriving into Auckland the ‘City of Sails’.

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NZD$4,185
based on twin share/double