GRAND Pacific Tours has a 19-day Rail, Cruise & Coach holiday that combines four rail journeys and five scenic cruises while touring New Zealand by modern coach.
Train experiences are:
Glenbrook Vintage Railway: a steam train journey through beautiful countryside south of Auckland.
The Coastal Pacific: a journey through the Marlborough wine region on the east coast of the South Island, with views of the Pacific Ocean
Silver Fern Seasider: a journey departing from Dunedin’s historic Edwardian railway station and travelling to the cliff tops overlooking Blueskin Bay
TranzAlpine: a world-renowned journey through the patchwork farmlands of the Canterbury Plains and Arthur’s Pass.
Cruise experiences include a luxury catamaran cruise to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock in Northland, a crossing on the inter-island ferry through Cook Strait, and a cruise on the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw across Lake Wakatipu at Queenstown.
Travellers will also enjoy a Milford Sound overnight cruise aboard the Milford Mariner encountering spectacular fiords, waterfalls, rainforests, mountains and wildlife.
Other highlights are thermal mud pools and geysers, the Skyline Rotorua Gondola and Luge Ride, Te Puia traditional Maori hangi and concert, and Larnach Castle.
Details – 1800-622-768, grandpacifictours.com