Unforgettable Rail Journeys & Cruising in the heart of the South Island

Access untouched landscapes and watch the extraordinary, ever-changing landscapes pass by.

Scenic Special Stay: Overnight on Milford Sound 

Waking up on magnificent Milford Sound is one of life’s great pleasures. Explore the full length of this majestic fiord on board the Milford Mariner. View the fiord’s spectacular waterfalls, rainforests, mountains, and wildlife accompanied by a specialist nature guide. Anchor for the night in a sheltered cove and explore by kayak or small boat, before enjoying a delicious evening buffet. The next morning, wake early to enjoy the incredible sunrise in one of the most beautiful places on earth. An overnight cruise on Milford Sound will be one of the highlights of your New Zealand trip.  

TranzAlpine Rail Journey

One of New Zealand’s grandest rail journeys, the TranzAlpine takes you across the spine of the South Island into pristine wilderness and the extraordinary Southern Alps. The spectacular views of the chiseled alpine landscape will take your breath away at every turn. As you pass through rugged landscapes, an open-air viewing carriage lets you feel even closer to the stunning and ever-changing scenery.  

Experience the grandeur of the magnificent gorges and river valleys of the Waimakariri River and the alpine village of Arthur’s Pass. The expansive Canterbury Plains with their patchwork fields provide another perspective of New Zealand’s heartland. 

The TranzAlpine features GPS-triggered journey commentary at your seat via headphones, plus information displays and overhead HD video. The train also features a café carriage offering a range of drinks, snacks and light meals. 

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