Uncover the natural wonder of New Zealand’s wilderness through spectacular scenery you simply cannot see from the road. Journey through majestic misty mountain scenery of the Southern Alps to its volcanic landscapes, braided river valleys and alpine passes. Traverse rugged coastlines divided by steep mountains on one side and the sparkling Pacific Ocean on the other.

Indulge in authentic activities and wonders only experienced by rail and stay in a range of cabins from comfort to ultra-luxury contentment with our hand-picked selection of the best rail journeys across New Zealand:

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  1. Luxury Tranzalpine Rail Adventure 3D2N, Private Guided

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    Experience one of the world’s great train journeys – the TranzAlpine – and the highlights of the New Zealand’s Glacier Country, with this unforgettable 3-day journey from Christchurch to Queenstown.

    See the South Island like never before with one of the Great Journeys of New Zealand. Commencing in Christchurch, step aboard the TranzAlpine and travel across the spectacular Southern Alps towards the wild West Coast. Stop off at Arthur’s Pass, the highest most spectacular pass across the Alps, and discover a landscape of two halves. On the eastern side, you will see wide, shingle-filled riverbeds and vast swathes of beech forest. Descend on the western side and you venture through dense rainforest alongside and over deeply gorged rivers. Your local knowledgeable guide will take you hiking to see the highlights.

    Continue to the West Coast and into glorious Glacier Country. Create your own unforgettable Glacier Country experience from the wealth of things to do in Franz Josef, Fox Glacier, Okarito and the surrounding area. From the highest mountains, largest ice rivers, rainforests, dramatic beaches and everything in between – this special part of New Zealand ticks all the boxes. Your local guide is on hand to help you explore and enjoy this untamed natural wilderness.

    This fully escorted 3-day journey includes 2-nights’ accommodation at the Scenic Hotel Franz Josef on a twin share basis. In the heart of the village and edge of the Westland World Heritage Park, this 4-star hotel offers everything you need to be able to explore this dramatic region in comfort and style. One way ticket aboard the TranzAlpine from Christchurch to Arthur’s Pass is included along with travel by deluxe mini van. All meals provided.

    Embark on a world-famous train journey to discover the untouched beauty of Glacier Country, on this fully escorted 3-day tour from Christchurch to Queenstown.

    Tour also runs in reverse.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Christchurch, New Zealand
    Experience one of the world’s great train journeys – the TranzAlpine – and the highlights of the New Zealand’s Glacier Country, with this unforgettable 3...
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  2. Luxury Tranzalpine Rail Adventure (Immerse) 6D5N, Fully Guided

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    Experience one of the world’s great train journeys – the TranzAlpine – and the highlights of the New Zealand’s wild West Coast, with this unforgettable 6-day journey from Christchurch to Queenstown.

    See the South Island like never before with one of the Great Journeys of New Zealand. Commencing in Christchurch, step aboard the TranzAlpine and travel across the spectacular Southern Alps towards the wild West Coast. Stop off at Arthur’s Pass, the highest most spectacular pass across the Alps, and discover a landscape of two halves. On the eastern side, you will see wide, shingle-filled riverbeds and vast swathes of beech forest. Descend on the western side and you venture through dense rainforest alongside and over deeply gorged rivers. Your local knowledgeable guide will take you hiking to see the highlights.

    Continue to the West Coast and into glorious Glacier Country. Create your own unforgettable Glacier Country experience from the wealth of things to do in Franz Josef, Fox Glacier, Okarito and the surrounding area. From the highest mountains, largest ice rivers, rainforests, dramatic beaches and everything in between – this special part of New Zealand ticks all the boxes.

    Cap off your journey with an immersive wilderness experience at Lake Moeraki. Explore rainforest trails, hike the spectacular seacoast and enjoy tranquil lake kayaking. Learn New Zealand’s fascinating natural history and see dolphins, penguins, fur seals and other rare wildlife. Lake Moeraki is truly a paradise for nature lovers, active travellers and wilderness seekers.

    This fully escorted 6-day journey includes 5-nights’ accommodation at the luxury nature lodges and hotels on a twin share basis. The Wilderness Lodges boast stylish accommodation, gourmet food, fine wine and warm kiwi hospitality, while the 4-star Scenic Hotel Franz Josef offers everything you need to be able to explore the Glacier Country in comfort and style. One way ticket aboard the TranzAlpine from Christchurch to Arthur’s Pass is included along with travel by deluxe minivan. All meals provided.

    Embark on a world-famous train journey to discover New Zealand’s West Coast, on this fully escorted 6-day tour from Christchurch to Queenstown. Experience nature in style at the country’s only 2 wilderness lodges.

    Tour also runs in reverse.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Christchurch, New Zealand
    Experience one of the world’s great train journeys – the TranzAlpine – and the highlights of the New Zealand’s wild West Coast, with this ...
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    From A$0.00 Per Person, Twin Share
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