New Zealand Holidays

Grand Rail Explorer itinerary map - image courtesy of ANZCRO.Northern Explorer rail journey - image courtesy of ANZCRO.

Grand Rail Explorer 
12 nights from


pp twin share


  Valid for travel 30 May 2021 – 31 Oct 2021*
 12 nights      Queenstown, NZ → Auckland, NZ

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 natural landscapes aboard the world-famous TranzAlpine. Journey to the top of the south along the spectacular coastline with the Coastal Pacific, cruise the Cook Strait before navigating through the rugged terrain on the historic Northern Explorer.

Package includes:​​​​​​ 
 12 nights of superior 4-star centrally-located accommodation 
 5 days Car Hire in a Compact Auto from Queenstown to Greymouth 
 TranzAlpine Rail Journey from Greymouth to Christchurch 
 Coastal Pacific Rail Journey from Christchurch to Picton 
 Inter-islander Ferry Journey from Picton to Wellington 
 Northern Explorer Rail Journey from Wellington to Auckland

Offer ends 30 September 2021, unless sold out prior.

*Travel Starts on a Sunday: 30 May to 24 Sep 2021 - from $1,935 per person. Travel Starts on a Sunday: 25 Sep to 31 Oct 2021 - from $2,395 per person.

Terms & Conditions: Package price is based on 2 adults, twin share, priced in Australian Dollars. Pricing is correct at time of submission but is subject to change without notice. Valid for travel on a Sunday from 30 May to 31 Oct 2021. Seasonal surcharges & blockout dates may apply. Valid for sale until 30 Sep 2021 unless sold out prior. International flights not included. Car hire included with Thrifty Rentals based on a Toyota Corolla Hatch Auto or similar from Queenstown Airport to Greymouth Station. Excess conditions apply and snow chains are mandatory during winter travel with passengers required to pay a local fee at time of vehicle collection. Please contact us for full T&Cs. Supplier: ANZ (ANZ2113DGRE).

Operating under license to Your Travel & Cruise Pty Ltd.  
The Grand Traveller operates under license and as an agent of Your Travel & Cruise Pty Ltd, ABN 69105940332. Your Travel & Cruise is a member of CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) and the Magellan Travel group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Helloworld Travel.  
Your Travel & Cruise Pty Ltd has committed to a charter and code of conduct relating to business compliance, commercial safeguards, workforce development, dispute resolution and complaints handling processes.