5 nights accommodation
Tranz Alpine and Tranz Coastal train journey (seat in coach)
UTC Sight Saver Voucher Booklet
All transfers and coach travel as per itinerary (seat-in-coach)
5 days rental car with basic insurance, unlimited mileage
and road maps (self-drive)
DAY 1 - ARRIVE CHRISTCHURCH
On arrival at Christchurch Airport you will be met and transferred
to your hotel. (Self-drive passengers collect your rental
car for your exclusive use until the end of the tour package).
DAY 2 - CHRISTCHURCH KAIKOURA (183 KMS)
This morning you will be travelling to Kaikoura on board the Coastal Pacific train. The rest of the day is free for an optional Whale Watching cruise. (Self- drive passengers drive to Kaikoura).
DAY 3 - KAIKOURA BLENHEIM NELSON (245 KMS)
Rejoin the Tranz Coastal train to Blenheim and continue by
coach to Nelson. (Self drive passengers drive to Nelson).
DAY 4 - NELSON GREYMOUTH (290 KMS)
Today we cross the Hope Saddle to Kawatiri Junction before
entering the Buller Gorge and following the Buller River to
Westport. We view the amazing Pancake Rock formation at Punakaiki
and then on to Greymouth, nestled on the banks of the Grey
DAY 5 - GREYMOUTH CHRISTCHURCH (250 KMS)
A spectacular journey today by rail on one of the worlds
best scenic train journeys. The Tranz Alpine winds across
spectacular gorges and river valleys, through lush beech forest
and over the massive Southern Alps in Arthurs Pass National
Park to Christchurch. (Self-drive passengers can visit Shantytown,
a reconstructed gold mining village, where you can actually
pan for gold before driving to Christchurch).
DAY 6 - DEPART CHRISTCHURCH
Early this morning a tour on the Hot Air Balloon
is suggested if time permits. Transfer to the airport for
your departure flight. (Self-drive passengers return your
car directly at the airport)