Grand rail explorer with promotional airfare aboard Air New Zealand flights from Vancouver and free New Zealand domestic flight
This once-in-a-lifetime rail holiday will combine three iconic train journeys with five days of driving the untamed West Coast from Queenstown, home to giant glaciers, waterfalls and blowholes. Traverse the South Island’s breathtaking landscapes aboard the TranzAlpine, one of the world’s great train journeys from Greymouth to Christchurch. Journey along the spectacular coastline from Christchurch to Picton aboard the Coastal Pacific before cruising the Cook Strait to New Zealand’s capital city of Wellington. Explore the rural heart of the North Island as you step aboard the historic Northern Explorer to Auckland before collecting another car and heading to Northland. After a 3-night stay in the Bay of Islands and Hokianga, you head back to Auckland which concludes your iconic New Zealand rail holiday.
Return flights from Vancouver and domestic flight with Air New Zealand in Economy K class
Accommodation for 14 nights in double occupancy
5-day car hire from Queenstown Airport to Greymouth Station including insurance
Private transfers between train stations, hotels and ferry terminals
Milford Sound Cruise with a packed lunch and transfers from Queenstown
TranzAlpine Rail Journey from Greymouth to Christchurch
Coastal Pacific Rail Journey from Christchurch to Picton
Interislander Ferry Journey from Picton to Wellington
Northern Explorer Rail Journey from Wellington to Auckland
4-day car hire from Auckland City and return including insurance
Hole in the Rock Cruise ex Paihia
Electronic Travel Authority for New Zealand : An NZeTA request costs NZD $17 on our free mobile app, or NZD $23 if completed online https://nzeta.immigration.govt.nz/ – Optional excursions – Meals – Beverages – Items of a personal nature – Gratuities to hotel personnel, guides and drivers.
DAY 1 VANCOUVER
DAY 2 EN ROUTE TO NEW ZEALAND
DAY 3 QUEENSTOWN
Accommodation : Queenstown for 2 nights
DAY 4 QUEENSTOWN
Meals : Lunch
DAY 5 QUEENSTOWN – FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER
Accommodation : Franz Josef for 2 nights
DAY 6 FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER
DAY 7 FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER – CHRISTCHURCH VIA THE TRANZALPINE
Accommodation : Christchurch for 2 nights
DAY 8 CHRISTCHURCH
DAY 9 CHRISTCHURCH – WELLINGTON
Accommodation : Wellington for 3 nights
DAYS 10 - 11 WELLINGTON
DAY 12 WELLINGTON – AUCKLAND
Accommodation : Aukland for 1 night
DAY 13 AUCKLAND – PAIHIA
Accommodation : Pahia for 2 nights
DAY 14 PAIHIA
According to Māori legend, local warriors used to paddle through the Hole in the Rock in their canoes before departing for battle. Drops of water from the cave roof above were considered a good omen. If conditions permit, your skipper will expertly guide the ship through the narrow space... and if you get dripped on, consider yourself lucky!
Keep an eye out for dolphins, whales and other marine life during your cruise, and have your camera ready as we get you up close to the action.
DAY 15 PAIHIA – HOKIANGA
Accommodation : Hokianga for 1 night
DAY 16 HOKIANGA – AUCKLAND
Accommodation : Auckland for 1 night
DAY 17 AUCKLAND
HOTEL OPTIONS OR SIMILAR
Holyday Inn Remarkables Park 3*
58 On Cron 3*
Ramada Suites 3*
Travelodge Wellington 4*
Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland City 3*
Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands 4*
The Heads Hokianga Hotel 4*
Rates in CA$, per person, starting from, in double occupancy
|Package including airfare with Air New Zealand|
|Fixed departures 2024|
|January 6, 13||7699|
|February 17, 24
March 2, 9, 16
Add-on from other Canadian cities are available on request.
Upgrade to Premium Economy or Business class is available on request.
Seasonal surcharges may apply.
**Prices in this document are for information only; they were issued at press time, for the current year. Please note that due to exchange rates and temporary promotions, they can increase or decrease at any time. Contact your travel agent for the price and promotion of the moment The prices indicated exclude the contribution to the Customer Compensation Fund of $3.50 per $1,000 of tourism product or service purchased from a travel agent in Quebec.