13-Day Tour Departing Christchurch

Tour departing Christchurch on 24 April – 6 May 2021


  • A journey of a lifetime from Christchurch via Arthur’s Pass, Franz Josef, Te Anau, Milford Sound, Queenstown, Invercargill, Dunedin, Oamaru and Marlborough before the home stretch to Wellington, using a combination of Train & Luxury Coach;
  • Accommodation of at least 4-star rated properties;
  • Attractions (included): • TranzAlpine Rail Journey • Franz Josef Hot Pools • Walter Peak Homestead • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw • Arrowtown Lakes District Museum • Akaroa Township Tour • Milford Sound Day Trip (cruise is optional) • Takahe Sanctuary • Bill Richardson Transport World • OCHO Chocolate Factory Tour • High Tea & Garden Tour at Larnach Castle • Moeraki Boulders • Whitestone Cheese Tour • Blue Penguin viewing in Oamaru • Steam Tug Boat OR City & Tram Tour • Seal Colony Guided Walk in Kaikoura • Visit to the Store Kekerengu and Winterhome Garden tour • Yealands Estate winery tour • Farewell Reception at The Wine Station, Blenheim • Cruise on the Interislander Ferry.
  • Meal inclusions: • 12 cooked breakfasts • 12 sumptuous dinners including: – Dinner at Walter Peak Homestead – Farewell Dinner at The Wine Station in
    Blenheim – Lunch at Tuatapere, Southland – High Tea at Larnach Castle – Lunch at The Store, Kekerengu.
  • A fleet of luxury coaches will escort the train throughout the journey, providing seamless transfers to your accommodation and excursions.
  • You will be accompanied by experienced Tour Captains who are there to guide and assist you throughout your journey.


  • Per Person Sharing $5,950
  • Single Supplement $500
  • Only a 10% deposit is required to secure a booking.
Franz Josef Glacier 1920

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Departing Christchurch on 24th April 2021 for 13-days – Journey with us into the deep south of New Zealand and experience the postcard perfect vistas and dramatic alpine scenery that this part of the world is renowned for.

You will start your journey departing Christchurch on the iconic TranzAlpine via Arthur’s Pass. Then we begin the traverse inland on luxury coaches to experience the wonders of Franz Josef, Milford Sound, Queenstown and Te Anau.

In Invercargill, you will meet the star of the show, the historic WW1 memorial steam locomotive Ab608 Passchendaele, (named in honour of our fallen soldiers at The Battle of Passchendaele in 1917) and travel the entire length of the South Island (visiting Dunedin, Oamaru, Christchurch and Marlborough) steam-hauled, in the comfort of vintage carriages.

Tour ends in Wellington.