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New Zealand: Rail Travel Ideas


  • Dunedin Railway Station

In a bygone era, travelling by train was a way of life. Now, it's a relaxing, enjoyable way to see so much more of the landscape while travelling in comfort. You can sit back and watch the passing scenery through enormous panoramic windows. There's a spectacular range of scenery waiting for you Downunder – outback, rugged coastlines and rolling hills, winding rivers, towering mountains, virgin bush, and untouched landscapes – much of which you'd never get to see from the road. Generally with rail travel you will avoid the responsibilities of driving and the expense of flying. You will also save on accommodation costs with sleeping berths available on some overnight services. Another saving is airport transfers, since most rail stations are centrally located, rail travel now offers the ability to take in passing vistas while eating, reading or just relaxing.

Rail Travel Ideas

  • Great New Zealand Rail & Cruise Experience: Escorted Luxury Vacation

    This escorted experience is perfect for train buffs. Travel on coaches, cruises and enjoy iconic New Zealand rail journeys while staying in comfortable accommodation. The journey will take you from Auckland and geothermal centre of Rotorua, to the capital of Wellington before moving onto the South Island and exploring famous Milford Sound. Great New Zealand Rail & Cruise Experience: Escorted Luxury Vacation
    Duration:
    16 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,989
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Rail Travel Ideas, Single Friendly
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  • New Zealand Rail Adventure: Value Plus Escorted Vacation

    Hop aboard and rediscover the romance of rail travel, taking in some of the world's truly remarkable landscapes from a unique vantage point on this escorted vacation including travel on the Northern Explorer train from Auckland to Wellington, the TranzAlpine train from Christchurch to Greymouth plus other great New Zealand rail experiences.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,731
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Rail Travel Ideas, Single Friendly
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  • South Island Wilderness Escape

    Travel onboard the TranzAlpine Express or by car and enjoy a luxury wilderness escape that takes you to the beautiful Arthur’s Pass region, an area not many visitors are lucky enough to see.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 666
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    New Zealand See Trip Details
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