5 Night Train & Ferry Adventure - Price From NZ $ 1449 per person
5 Night Train & Ferry Adventure
  • Duration: 6 Day
  • Category: Scenic Holidays
  • From: Auckland to Christchurch
  • Valid: 01 Dec 2018 to 31 Mar 2019
  • Package Code: AKLCHC5LH
  • Price Type: twin
  • Price: NZ $ 1449 per person
Tour Overview

Travel by scenic train and ferry from Auckland to Wellington, Picton and Christchurch and enjoy a return rail daytrip from Christchurch to Greymouth on the Tranz Alpine

Short Break Inclusions
  • Northern Explorer train journey from Auckland to Wellington. The Northern Explorer train service is a scenic rail journey through the five unique geographical regions of the North Island - travelling between Auckland, New Zealand's largest city - home of the Sky Tower, through the central heartland of the North Island to Wellington - New Zealand's harbour capital and arts and culture centre. Along the way, you will see fantastic views of New Zealand farmland, rugged bush landscapes before ascending up the world famous Raurimu Spiral to the volcanic plateau passing the majestic volcanoes of Mt Tongariro, Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Ruapehu - the home of the North Island skifields and descending through stunning river gorges to the farming landscapes and rocky sea scapes of the lower North Island - all from large panoramic windows and the open air viewing deck of the Northern Explorer train.
  • 2 nights in a central 3-star Wellington hotel
  • Half-day Wellington City and Bays Tour including the Beehive and Parliament buildings, Historic architecture, Botanic Gardens and Mount Victoria, Wellington harbour and coastline
  • Interislander Ferry journey from Wellington to Picton 
  • 1 nights in a 3-star Picton hotel
  • Coastal Pacific Train journey from Picton to Christchurch. This train service operates daily between 01st December 2018 to 28th April 2019 except Christmas Day. The Coastal Pacific train operates between the delightful port of Picton - the gateway to the beautiful Marlborough Sounds - to Kaikoura - the home of whale watching and onto Christchurch - the South Island's largest city. Your journey takes you through the wine growing region of Blenheim to the rugged Kaikoura mountain ranges on one side of your train, the Pacific Ocean coastline on the other with views of marine wildlife such as seals and penguins to some of New Zealand's finest horticultural and farmland areas of the Canterbury Plains, all from the comfort of your carriage. Along the way you pass though the town of Kaikoura, where you can break your journey to take in whale watching or get up and close by swimming with the dolphins.
  • 2 nights in a central 3-star Christchurch hotel
  • Daytrip on the Tranz Alpine train from Christchurch to Greymouth return Travelling west crossing the Canterbury Plains, the train slowly ascends through spectacular gorges and river valleys of the Waimakariri River towards the Southern Alps to the alpine village of Arthurs Pass for a short break before descending through the Otira Tunnel to the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island, through lush alpine beech rain forests to Greymouth - a great base for visits to Punakaiki and the always popular glaciers at Franz Josef and Fox Glacier.
Itinerary Details

Day 1 KiwiRail Great Journeys of New Zealand - Northern Explorer Auckland to Wellington Train Service - Auckland to Wellington 0745 - 1825

Service : Train Service

Depart City : Auckland

Arrive City : Wellington

Depart Time : 07:45:00

Arrive Time : 18:25:00


Hotel Address :- Wellington

Hotel Name :- 3 star central Wellington hotel

Day 2 Hotel Service - Wellington -

Hotel Address :- Wellington

Hotel Name :- 3 star central Wellington hotel


Service : Day Tour

Depart City : Wellington

Arrive City : Wellington

Depart Time : 10:00:00

Arrive Time : 12:30:00

Day 3 Interislander Ferry - Wellington Picton (Aratere) Ferry Service - Wellington to Picton 1530 - 1900

Service : Ferry Service

Depart City : Wellington

Arrive City : Picton

Depart Time : 15:30:00

Arrive Time : 19:00:00


Hotel Address :- Picton

Hotel Name :- 3 star Picton hotel

Day 4 KiwiRail Great Journeys of New Zealand - Coastal Pacific Picton to Christchurch Train Service - Picton to Christchurch 1415 - 2030

Service : Train Service

Depart City : Picton

Arrive City : Christchurch

Depart Time : 14:15:00

Arrive Time : 20:30:00


Hotel Address :- Christchurch

Hotel Name :- 3 star central Christchurch hotel

Day 5 Hotel Service - Christchurch -

Hotel Address :- Christchurch

Hotel Name :- 3 star central Christchurch hotel


Service : Train Service

Depart City : Christchurch

Arrive City : Greymouth

Depart Time : 08:15:00

Arrive Time : 18:31:00

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