Grand Rail Explorer

This once-in-a-lifetime experience will see you explore the scenic wonders of New Zealand from Queenstown to Auckland aboard three iconic train journeys. Traverse the South Island’s breathtaking landscapes aboard the TranzAlpine.Journey to the top of the south along the spectacular coastline with the Coastal Pacific, cruise the Cook Strait before navigating the rugged terrain on the historic Northern Explorer.


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12 Days from $2,399* per person, twin share

Package Inclusions: 

  • 11 Nights accommodation in centrally located 3.5/4 star hotels
  • 5 Days car hire from Queenstown Airport to Greymouth Station
  • Milford Sound Cruise with lunch & transfers ex 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

Travel Dates & Pricing:


Package Start DatesPrice From
10, 17, 24 Apr 2023$2,699* per person
18 Sep 2023$2,399* per person
25 Sep 2023; 02, 09, 16, 23 & 30 Oct 2023$2,899* per person
06, 13, 20 Nov 2023$2,899* per person

Package code:  ANZ2312DGRE



*Terms and Conditions: Package is based on 2 adults sharing twin/double bedding, and priced in Australian Dollars. Pricing is correct at the time of submission and subject to change without notice based on availability and train schedule changes. Valid for travel on select travel dates from Sep be substituted based on availability at time of quotation. Car hire included is based on a Compact Auto (Toyota Corolla or similar) with BUDGET and vehicle excess conditions will apply. Quote Package code ANZ2312DGRE. Contact your travel agent for more information. Supplier: Anzcro