New Zealand North & South Rail with Flights

$2199 per person
7 days
New Zealand
2 Reviews
5 out of 5

VALUE-PACKED 7 Days North & South Scenic Rail with Flights

Travel from Auckland to Wellington and Christchurch by scenic rail and and a spectacular ferry crossing between the North and South Island. All the arrangements are taken care of so that you can enjoy a worry-free week in New Zealand!
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Explore New Zealand by rail and experience three of the country’s most spectacular train journeys. Enjoy hotel stays in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, plus flights are included from Australia on this great North and South Island independent adventure!

What's included

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Departure Location
Fly to Auckland, New Zealand from Australia
Return Location
Fly from Christchurch to Australia
Tour Start Date & Time
Additional Information
Booking Code: NZRT7M
Price includes
  • Accommodation based on twin share room
  • International flights from Australia
  • Local experience or activity
  • Rail travel as per itinerary
Price does not include
  • Airport transfers
  • All meals
  • Any items or services not specified in the itinerary
  • Medical and emergency insurance
  • Personal expenses
Additional Prices
Solo Travellers: Single supplement from $900 includes private rooms. Extend Your Stay: Delay your return & we can book hotels for you. Travel Insurance: Insurance is essential - please ask us for a quote.

Package overview

Combine three of New Zealand’s greatest rail journeys and explore the spectacular North and South Islands on this independent holiday!

Fly to Auckland to begin your New Zealand discovery. There will be ample free time to enjoy the urban delights of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch on this self-guided trip. Journey through Tongariro National Park aboard the Northern Explorer train, skirt the Pacific Coast between Christchurch and Picton aboard the Coastal Pacific. Feel like you’ve arrived in Middle Earth on the TranzAlpine train through the Canterbury Plains – and more! A scenic crossing aboard the Interislander Ferry is sure to be another highlight of this memorable New Zealand holiday!




Departure dates

The lowest price deals depart regularly during the following periods:
2022 – 11 October to 30 November
2023 – 10 January to 30 March; 10 October to 30 November

Note: Prices are per person, based on twin share. Departures are subject to confirmation at time of booking and price may vary depending on your travel date and departure city. Conditions apply. Please contact us for current rates.

Special features

  • It’s a comprehensive, worry-free week travelling around New Zealand by train and ferry!
  • Spends overnight stays in Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch
  • Discover historic monuments, iconic sights  & cultural experiences in the cities
  • Breathtaking train rides through volcanic mountains, rich forests & alongside icy blue rivers!

Inclusions at a glance

  • Flights to New Zealand – return economy class airfare
    • Fly from Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sydney (contact us for other cities)
  • Rail journeys – 3 legendary train rides
    • Northern Explorer from Auckland to Wellington through central North Island
    • Coastal Pacific from Christchurch to Picton between the mountains and sea
    • TranzAlpine train through South Islands striking natural landscape
  • Ferry – Interislander scenic ferry to marvel at the beautiful Marlborough Sounds
  • Accommodation – 6 nights in standard rooms, based on twin share
    • 2 nights Auckland – VR Auckland Hotel or Grand Central Serviced Apartments
    • 1 night Wellington – Mercure Hotel or Quest on Lambton
    • 3 nights Christchurch – ibis Christchurch or BreakFree on Cashel


TranzAlpine train on South Island New Zealand
The TranzAlpine Train – just one of New Zealand’s scenic rail journeys.
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Fly to Auckland, New Zealand


Auckland Free Day


Auckland - Northern Explorer Train Journey - Wellington


Wellington - Interislander Ferry - Picton - Coastal Pacific Train Journey – Christchurch


Christchurch Free Day


Christchurch - TranzAlpine Rail Journey - Christchurch


Depart Christchurch, Fly to Australia

More about New Zealand

For a country that’s only 18% bigger than the state of Victoria and has a population less than the city of Melbourne, it packs a whole lot of amazing experiences into a small space. Plus, an exchange rate in favour of the Australian dollar is nice bonus. Split into two main islands, the North Island is where you'll find the capital of Wellington and the country's largest city of Auckland. It also has proud Maori heritage and rich cultural experiences. On the South Island, also officially named Te Waipounamu, the natural wonders shine brightly. Explore stunning Abel Tasman National Park, the great Southern Alps and beautiful Milford Sound.
Explore New Zealand by rail and experience three of the country’s most spectacular train journeys. Enjoy hotel stays in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, plus flights are included from Australia on this great North and South Island independent adventure!

Travelicious Review

4.35out of 5

This value-packed New Zealand itinerary includes 6 nights hotel accommodation, 3 scenic rail journeys, ferry crossing and flights from Australia.

2 responses to “New Zealand North & South Rail with Flights”

  1. Thanks for organising the New Zealand trip last week for my sister and me. All went well. We enjoyed the TranzAlpine trip the best of the 3 trains. But all were fascinating and we saw and learnt much more about New Zealand than any road trip.
    Two happy clients.
    Take care,

    Rating: 5 / 5

    Rating for:Transport 5 / 5

    Rating for:Accommodation 4 / 5

    Rating for:Overall 5 / 5

  2. The whole trip was great, the Kiwi Rail train trips and the Interislander journeys are a great way to travel and so many memorable highlights.
    Cheers, Mike and Jill.

    Rating: 5 / 5

    Rating for:Transport 5 / 5

    Rating for:Accommodation 5 / 5

    Rating for:Overall 5 / 5

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Trip departures

The lowest price deals depart daily during the following periods:
2022 – 11 October to 30 November
2023 – 10 January to 30 March; 10 October to 30 November

Prices can vary, depending on your travel date.

Please ask us for your preferred departure date and we will advise availability and current rates. Let us know if you would like to travel at other times of the year.

Tour start time

The start time listed for this tour is a guide only and will be confirmed by our office.

If you book international flights, you will be advised of your flight details and check-in times when your booking is confirmed.

Important to remember...

The day-by-day tour descriptions are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, sea or river conditions, road accessibility, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that are ultimately for the client's benefit. It is essential that travellers are flexible and open minded in this regard.

Speak to a travel specialist

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Email [email protected]. Phone 1300 168 910 (in Australia) or +61 400 226 454 (from overseas or via mobile).

New safety measures, more flexibility and greater peace of mind.

The wellbeing and safety of our passengers and staff is always a priority, especially as we adjust to a new world for travellers. My Travel Experience is committed to ensuring your peace of mind with customer-friendly booking practices and enhanced health and safety standards on our trips.

We work closely with tour operators that have received the Safe Travels stamp by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), which enables travellers to recognise companies around the world that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.

To help you book with confidence, we will assist you if any unexpected situations arise and My Travel Experience also offers clients as much flexibility as possible when making bookings.

Safe travel requirements:
International regulations are constantly changing as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves. Travellers may need to be prepared to take a COVID-19 test prior to departure from Australia and be able to provide proof of their fully vaccinated status.

Local authorities, as well as airlines and cruise companies, may have additional requirements in place for departures. We recommend you check these in advance and again before arriving at the airport. If you're transiting through other destinations during your trip, check on any local requirements at each transit destination and confirm any specific requirements for onward travel with your airline.

Only get tested through verified official testing centres. Scammers are taking advantage of travellers by charging for fake tests. If you're unsure where to get tested, contact the local health authority for advice.

You may still need to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result even if you've been vaccinated. If you've had a COVID-19 vaccine, you should carry your International Vaccination Certificate along with your negative PCR test results while travelling from/to Australia, especially if you have one or more transit stops. Some destinations may ask for proof of testing and vaccination before allowing you to transit through or cross their border.

These guidelines are subject to change as the global situation evolves. The enforcement of certain measures (i.e. covid testing, social distancing, mask-wearing etc.) will vary in different regions. It's your responsibility to check with local health authorities for best practices in their region.

How to make a booking:

The special deal is valid for a limited time and may change without notice.

Published price is correct as of 18 September 2022. Please contact us for current rates.

Advertised price is based on lead-price departure(s) and rates will be advised for your preferred travel date prior to any payment being required.

All prices are per person, based on twin share, and listed in Australian dollars (AUD). The package is subject to confirmation at the time of booking and prices may change without notice. Booking conditions and cancellation fees apply.

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      New Zealand North & South Rail with Flights

      $2199 per person
      7 days
      New Zealand

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