2019 South Island Spring Tour
Thursday 10 October - Thursday 24th October
Details for the 2019 South Island Spring Tour are currently being finalised, please see the brief draft itinerary below!
There are also a few spaces left on our 2019 North Island Autumn Tour.
If you’d like more information on the Autumn tour, please click here or call 0800 0800 99 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Day 1 - Thursday, 10 October: Wellington - Meet and greet
Day 2 - Friday, 11 October: Christchurch - Travel from Wellington to Christchurch
Day 3 - Saturday, 12 October: Christchurch - Christchurch excursions
Akaroa dolphin excursion - Little River - Birdlings Flat visit
Day 4 - Sunday, 13 October: Greymouth - Travel from Christchurch to Greymouth
Travel via the Tranzalpine Train
Day 5 - Monday, 14 October: Franz Josef - Travel from Greymouth to Fox Glacier
Tree Top walkway visit - Coach travel to Fox Glacier
Day 6 - Tuesday, 15 October: Wanaka - Travel from Fox Glacier to Wanaka
Coach to Haast & Jacksons Bay for lunch - Scenic stops along route, including Hells Gate & Sandflies!
Day 7 - Wednesday, 16 October: Wanaka - Wanaka excursions
Puzzle World - Lake cruise - Lavendar Gardens - 4WD Tour options
Day 8 - Thursday, 17 October: Queenstown - Travel from Wanaka to Queenstown
Earnslaw and Walter Peak excursion
Day 9 - Friday, 18 October: Te Anau - Travel Queenstown to Te Anua
Day 10 - Saturday, 19 October: Te Anau - Te Anau excursions
Milford Sound trip - Takahe Bird sanctuary visit
Day 11 - Sunday, 20 October: Dunedin - Travel from Te Anau to Dunedin
Mandeville Museum - Stops in Gore & Balclutha
Day 12 - Monday, 21 October: Dunedin - Dunedin excursions
Olveston House high tea - Albatross Colony visit - City tour
Day 13 - Tuesday, 22 October: Aoraki Mt Cook - Travel from Dunedin to Mt Cook
Charter train to Oamaru - Dot’s Castle visit - Oamaru Quarry
Day 14 - Wednesday, 23 October: Aoraki Mt Cook - Mt Cook excursions
Mt Cook flights - Mt Cook coach trip to Tasman Valley
Day 15 - Thursday, 24 October: Christchurch - Travel from Mt Cook to Christchurch
Coach from Mt Cook to Christchurch - Coach transfer to airport and hotels
*Please note this is a draft itinerary and is subject to change
"I certainly intend to do another Rail Tour in 2018 - probably the South Island one as I missed that one this year. I loved the two that I did and have made some great friends as well as seeing new places and having some wonderful memorable experiences. Thanks to you and your team for your superb organisation of the Rail Tours - they've been highlights of my 2017!"
"I want to let you know that I thoroughly enjoyed the Rail tour. Many thanks to all tour guides, drivers and rail staff – everyone helped make the tour run smoothly, and comfortably for us."