TranzAlpine, Vines & Whales

Discover New Zealand – by rail and road!

4 Nights From $1529

per person twin/double

SALE ENDS 31 August 2020

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This independent itinerary will showcase the iconic TranzAlpine – one of the world’s great scenic train trips from Christchurch to Greymouth, with self-drive independence from Greymouth to Punakaiki along the spectacular West Coast through Marlborough wine country to Blenheim. Help deliver the mail on the Queen Charlotte Sounds, and spot whales in Kaikoura.

Departures from August/September 2020. Other departures are available from October 2020 to April 2021 at an additional fee.

Terms and Conditions

Sales by 31 August 2020. Package fares are NZD, per person, share twin, based on current promotional fares which are subject to change without notice. Package fare is made up of individual components from multiple suppliers and each component is subject to availability at the time of booking. Package includes standard room accommodation at Punakaiki Resort, superior studio at Chateau Marlborough, Blenheim, 1-bedroom apartment The Fairways, Kaikoura; TranzAlpine train ticket, car rental hire; cooked breakfast, guided tour of Clos Henri winery, Mail Boat cruise, Whale Watching scenic flight. Vehicle hire includes Toyota Corolla (or similar), pickup Greymouth – drop off Christchurch, unlimited kilometres, standard insurance. Vehicle hire does not include fuel, insurance excess for damages (optional full insurance recommended and additional), one way drop off fee of NZD52.00 paid direct. Other optional sightseeing entrance fees are additional. Accommodation is moderate standard, twin/double. Upgraded accommodation properties may be available on request at additional charge.*Clos Henri Winery, and Mail Boat cruise do not operate on a Sunday(Friday, Saturday departures ex Christchurch can be requested with amended sightseeing). Full itinerary details provided at time of quoting; can be customised for longer stays at accommodation. Reservation, payment and cancellation conditions apply.


  • TranzAlpine train ticket
  • Car rental - Greymouth to Christchurch, 5 days, unlimited kilometres, standard insurance, one way drop off fee 
  • 4 nights moderate hotel accommodation with cooked breakfast (B)
  • Wine Tasting and guided Estate Tour at Clos Henri, Renwick, Blenheim
  • Mail Boat cruise Queen Charlotte Sounds, Picton*
  • Whale watching scenic flight Kaikōura