LOADING GALLERY
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Tranz Alpine Train
Tranz Alpine Train
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Waiheke Island
Waiheke Island
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Waiheke Island - Mudbrick Vineyard
Waiheke Island - Mudbrick Vineyard
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Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
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Hobbiton Movie Set
Hobbiton Movie Set
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Rotorua, New Zealand
Rotorua, New Zealand
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Wai-O-Tapu, Rotorua, New Zealand
Wai-O-Tapu, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Kaikoura
Kaikoura
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Tranz Alpine Train
Tranz Alpine Train
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Lake Matheson, West Coast, New Zealand
Lake Matheson, West Coast, New Zealand
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Milford Sound, New Zealand
Milford Sound, New Zealand
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Queenstown, New Zealand
Queenstown, New Zealand

Highlights of New Zealand by Coach and Rail

12 Days / 11 Nights
Auckland to Queenstown or Queenstown to Auckland

Departs: Daily


Priced at USD$3,191 per person
Price is based on peak season rates. Contact us for low season pricing and specials.

INTRODUCTION

Highlights: Auckland | Waitomo Glowworm Caves | Hobbiton Movie Set | Te Puia | Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve | Rainbow Springs | Christchurch | Kaikoura Whale Watching Tour | TranzAlpine Rail Journey | Franz Josef Glacier | Queenstown

See New Zealand from the comfort of coach and rail, beginning in the populous city of Auckland and ending in the adventure capital, Queenstown. 

Take your choice of excursions from a Waiheke Island wine tour to a Maori cultural performance, then explore the glowing Waitomo Caves and wander around Hobbiton Movie Set. 

In Rotorua, witness geothermal activity and see the famous Kiwi bird at Rainbow Springs, then explore Christchurch by tram and ride the TranzAlpine train to Franz Josef Glacier. 

Once in Queenstown you'll have even more choice of excursions, from a Milford Sound cruise to a boutique wine, cycle or farm tour.. 

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Auckland | Arrival
Day 2
Auckland | Freedom of Choice – Choose 1 of 5 Excursions
 
1. Waiheke Island Gourmet Food & Wine Tour
 
2. Day Tour of Auckland’s West Coast
 
3. Afternoon Taste of Kumeu Wine and Food Tour
 
4. Morning Guided Bike Tour of Auckland’s Waterfront / Afternoon America's Cup Sailing Experience
 
5. Auckland’s fascinating Maori Cultural Performance & City Sights
Day 3
Auckland to Rotorua Tour
 
Includes Admission to:
 
Waitomo Glow Worm Caves
 
Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
Day 4
Rotorua Sightseeing
 
Include Admission to:
 
Te Puia Maori Village
 
Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve
 
Rainbow Springs and the Agrodome sheep show
Day 5
Rotorua to Christchurch (Flight)
Day 6
Christchurch
 
Full Day Kaikoura Tour with Whale Watching
Day 7
Christchurch to Franz Josef Glacier Tour by Rail & Coach
Day 8
Franz Josef Glacier Day at Leisure
Day 9
Franz Josef to Queenstown Tour
Day 10
Queenstown | Freedom of Choice – choose 1 of 5 Excursions
 
1. Full Day Milford Sound Coach/Nature Cruise/Coach
 
2. Half Day Boutique Wine Tour
 
3. Sheep Station to Sheep Station Cycle Tour & Walter Peak BBQ Lunch
 
4. Shotover Jetboat Ride & Walter Peak High Country Farm Excursion
 
5. Half Day Wilderness Safari - Jetboat & Forest Walk
Day 11
Queenstown at leisure
Day 12
Queenstown | Departure

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Highlights of New Zealand by Coach and Rail
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