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13 Day South Island Rail & Coach

Inspired by one of the greatest and most iconic adventurers of our time, The Sir Edmund Hillary Explorer, invites you on an epic journey by rail and luxury coach throughout the majestic South Island of New Zealand.

Operated by Sir Edmund Hillary Explorer


price from 7,950 NZD per person (twin share)
duration 13 days and 12 nights
you will visit Christchurch, Franz Josef, Queenstown , Te Anau, Milford Sound , Dunedin, Aoraki Mt Cook, Kaikoura, Marlborough, Wellington
South Island, NZ
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This is a 13 day scenic guided tour that travels both the North and South Islands of New Zealand, starting in Christchurch and finishing in Wellington.


  • 4-star Accommodation
  • Experience tour leaders
  • TranzAlpine Rail Journey
  • Franz Josef Hot Pools
  • Arrowtown Lakes District Museum
  • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw
  • Walter Peak Homestead
  • Kingston Flyer ride
  • Milford Sound Day Trip & Cruise
  • Takahe Sanctuary
  • Croydon Aviation Museum
  • Waimea Plains Railway (Rogers K92)
  • Taieri Gorge Train Trip
  • Guest speaker from the Hillary family
  • Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre at Aoraki Mt Cook visit
  • International Antarctic Centre
  • Coastal Pacific Scenic Train journey
  • Marlborough Flyer Steam Train journey
  • Cruise on the Interislander Ferry
  • 12 cooked breakfasts, 8 picnic lunches, 10 dinners, gourmet BBQ lunch at Walter Peak Homestead

Tour Dates & Pricing

Guaranteed departure Pending confirmation
Start Date End Date RRP Twin Share Our Price Twin Share You Save Check Availability
15 Apr 2024 27 Apr 2024 7,950 NZD 7,950 NZD - Enquire
23 Sep 2024 05 Oct 2024 7,950 NZD 7,950 NZD - Enquire
07 Oct 2024 19 Oct 2024 7,950 NZD 7,950 NZD - Enquire
21 Oct 2024 02 Nov 2024 7,950 NZD 7,950 NZD - Enquire
04 Nov 2024 16 Nov 2024 7,950 NZD 7,950 NZD - Enquire
18 Nov 2024 30 Nov 2024 7,950 NZD 7,950 NZD - Enquire
Prices are per person, land only, based on twin share and quoted in New Zealand Dollars. Single option available, enquire for prices.

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