Epic Kiwi Family Adventure

Deal Details

Travel Dates

1 Jun 2020 - 31 May 2021

Sale Ends

May 31, 2021

Priced From

$1,660

Trip Information

Ever wanted to see New Zealand by scenic train? Now is your chance.  Sit back and relax on the Northern Explorer – Experience the extremes of New Zealand’s scenery, from the fertile farmlands of Waikato to the volcanic peaks of the Central Plateau and the sparkling Kapiti coast ending in Wellington City, take the opportunity to beat your feet around Wellington – visit the Te Papa Museum or shop until you drop in the City Centre.

Discover the beauty of Wellington Harbour, the Cook Strait and the spectacular Marlborough Sounds as you sail between Wellington and Picton on the Interislander Cook Strait Ferry, one of the most scenic ferry journeys in the world. Enjoy a one-night stop in Blenheim – home to the best known wine region of New Zealand before continuing the journey on the Coastal Pacific Train. Travel along the eastern coastline while enjoying the views of dramatic seascapes, native bush and the extensive engineering efforts undoing the damage from the devasting Kaikoura Earthquake.

Enjoy 1 night in Kaikoura. Kaikoura, meaning “to eat crayfish”, is a coastal town known for its abundant wildlife and its sperm whale population, which are spotted 95% of the year. Rejoin the train journey to your last 2 night stay of Christchurch. Travel coast to coast from Christchurch to Greymouth and back and experience one of the world’s most spectacular train journeys. Experience the striking beauty of the Southern Alps, the ice-fed Waimakariri River through to unique native beech forests.


Itinerary

Standard Package Features:

  • Auckland to Wellington on Northern Explorer
  • Transfers on arrival to Wellington
  • 2 nights’ accommodation at Distinction Hotel Wellington in a Studio Room – or similar
  • Transfer to Interislander Ferry Terminal from Hotel
  • Wellington to Picton Interislander ticket
  • Picton to Blenheim transfers
  • 1 night accommodation at Quality Hotel Marlborough in a Standard Room – or similar
  • Blenheim to Kaikoura on Coastal Pacific Train
  • 1 night accommodation at The Bella Vista Kaikoura in a Studio Unit – or similar
  • Kaikoura to Christchurch on Coastal Pacific Train
  • 2 nights accommodation at The Quality Hotel Elms in a Standard Room – or similar
  • Return ticket Christchurch to Greymouth on the Tranzalpine Train
  • Transfers from hotel to railway station
  • Transfers from hotel to Christchurch domestic airport.
  • Full Breakfast daily

Superior Package Features:

  • Auckland to Wellington on Northern Explorer
  • Transfers on arrival to Wellington
  • 2 nights’ accommodation at Rydges Wellington in a Superior Room – or similar
  • Transfer to Interislander Ferry Terminal from Hotel
  • Wellington to Picton Interislander ticket
  • Picton to Blenheim transfers
  • 1 night accommodation at Chateau Marlborough in a Studio Room – or similar .
  • Blenheim to Kaikoura on Coastal Pacific Train
  • 1 night accommodation at The White Morph Kaikoura in a premium room – or similar
  • Kaikoura to Christchurch on Coastal Pacific Train
  • 2 nights accommodation at Distinction Hotel Christchurch in a superior room – or similar
  • Return ticket Christchurch to Greymouth on the Tranzalpine Train
  • Transfers from hotel to railway station
  • Transfers from hotel to Christchurch domestic airport.
  • Full Breakfast daily

Premium Package Features:

  • Auckland to Wellington on Northern Explorer
  • Transfers on arrival to Wellington
  • 2 nights’ accommodation at The Bolton Hotel in a Premier Suite – or similar
  • Transfer to Interislander Ferry Terminal from Hotel
  • Wellington to Picton Interislander ticket
  • Picton to Blenheim transfers
  • 1 night accommodation at Marlborough Vintners Hotel in a Vineyard View Suite – or similar
  • Blenheim to Kaikoura on Coastal Pacific Train
  • 1 night accommodation at Hapuku Lodge & Tree House in a Upper Branch Tree House – or similar
  • Kaikoura to Christchurch on Coastal Pacific Train
  • 2 nights accommodation at The George Hotel in a Junior Suite – or similar
  • Return ticket Christchurch to Greymouth on the Tranzalpine Train
  • Transfers from hotel to railway station
  • Transfers from hotel to Christchurch domestic airport.
  • Full Breakfast daily

Optional extras

  • Night safari at Zealandia
  • Weta Workshop - The Full Experience
  • Half day biking tour of Blenheim
  • Punting on the Avon
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