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.