Explore New Zealand on a scenic train ride through the North or South Island.
The journey from Auckland to Wellington will take you to see the forests, rivers, bush and volcanic plateau with stunning views along the way. There are several different stops where you can begin your trip. If you finish your journey in Wellington, you can catch a ferry to the South Island to continue your expedition.
The Coastal Pacific Journey will take you along the East Coast of the South Island from Christchurch to Picton. There is a stopover available in Kaikoura, which is unique town where you can see the whales, dolphins and seals in their natural environment. Hop off to go on a tour or enjoy a tasty crayfish meal which Kaikoura is famously known for. Another stopover on the journey is in Blenheim. Go on a winery tour to sample the region’s fantastic wines from over 40 vineyards. Stretch out your legs and go for a walk or bike along Taylor River while you are there.
The TranzApline takes you on a journey from Christchurch to Greymouth where you will see the Canterbury Plains, Waimakariri River, Arthur’s Pass National Park and Lake Brunner. You can hop off and stop to explore further or sit back and relax as you enjoy the scenery on the ride.
A train ride is a great way for you to sit back and relax so that you don’t have to worry about the hassle of driving and can enjoy the scenery.