Grand Rail Explorer
From Queenstown To Auckland, New Zealand - 11 Nights

Departing from:
Auckland, New Zealand
11 Nights
Accommodation, Car Hire and Transport
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This once-in-a-lifetime rail holiday combines three iconic train journeys with a selection of signature stays from a stunning luxury lodge to a city hotel crafted entirely out of hand-made bricks. Traverse the South Island’s breathtaking landscapes aboard the TranzAlpine, journey along the spectacular coastline with the Coastal Pacific and cruise the Cook Strait before navigating the rugged terrain on the historic Northern Explorer.


  • 11 nights of hand-picked accommodation (3.5/4 star hotels)
  • 5 days car hire from Queenstown to Greymouth
  • Premium car hire insurance with a nil excess
  • Milford Sound Cruise with lunch ex Queenstown
  • Leisure time to explore Franz Josef, Glacier Country
  • TranzAlpine Great Train Journey from Greymouth to Christchurch
  • Coastal Pacific Great Train Journey from Christchurch to Picton
  • Interislander Ferry from Picton to Wellington
  • Northern Explorer Great Train Journey from Wellington to Auckland Strand
  • Experience the vibrant city of Auckland
  • Shuttle Transfers in Christchurch, Wellington & Auckland


* Terms & conditions: Pricing featured is based on 2 adults sharing and priced as per person in Australian Dollars. Pricing is correct at the time of submission but is subject to change without notice. Valid for select travel dates in 2024. Valid for sale until 31 Mar 2024 unless sold out prior. Due to Great Train Journeys schedules, this package must start on a Monday in Queenstown. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates apply including special events and holiday periods. Accommodation will be confirmed at time of booking. Car hire based on a Compact Auto with Budget based on pick up Queenstown Airport on Day 1 from 9am and drop off Greymouth on Day 5 by 2pm. Budget inclusive policy and conditions apply. One way fee of NZ$150 to be paid direct. Budget can only be confirmed 11 months prior to travel. Scenic Plus upgrade is available for an additional cost and can be quoted at time of enquiry.

Package Start Dates – From $2,995* per person

  • 16 September 2024

Package Start Dates – From $3,395* per person

  • 30 September 2024
  • 01 October 2024
  • 14 October 2024
  • 21 October 2024
  • 28 October 2024

Package Start Dates – From $3,495* per person

  • 04 November 2024
  • 11 November 2024
  • 18 November 2024
  • 25 November 2024
  • 02 December 2024
  • 09 December 2024

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