Manawatu Gorge steam train
Rail Holidays
The TranzAlpine in New Zealand
Travelling through Taieri Gorge
TranzAlpine cabin interior
TranzAlpine train travelling through New Zealand
Travelling through Taieri Gorge

Inspiring guides for your rail holiday

We love exploring New Zealand by rail - it's such a wonderful and laidback way to see the sights and travel between your chosen destinations. Classy cabins, awe-inspiring vistas and relaxing travel is certainly the way forward. Need more inspiration? Our guides below have all you need to know.

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Head out on one of these day trips from Christchurch

Christchurch is the centrepiece of, and gateway to the Canterbury region, renowned for its spectacular natural landscapes, wineries and range of winter and summer attractions. View our rundown of our favourite day trips.

Escorted touring holidays in New Zealand

Contemplating an escorted tour through New Zealand? One of the world’s most breath-taking destinations, ranging from wild, rugged coastlines, soaring mountain peaks, rainforest and waterfalls to hot springs, glaciers and abundant wildlife.

Head out on one of these day trips from Queenstown

Queenstown is New Zealand’s adventure capital, with something to keep outdoor-lovers happy all year round, from skiing, cycling and rafting to hiking, bungy jumping and sky diving. Use this base for day trips to historic gold mining towns, national parks and scenic sounds.

Head out on one of these day trips from Wellington

Wellington's a compact capital city with a diverse mix of European and Maori culture, shopping, food and a bustling harbour. And a great base for day trips to islands, nature reserves, vineyards and beaches.