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Tour Details
Start Destination: Christchurch Hosted Rail Tour of New Zealand
Transport Type: Rail and Ferry. Rental Car Details: None
Start Details: Meet and greet in Christchurch with Pete Salvesen and John Anderson, tour hosts.  
Departure Details: Tranz Alpine service to Greymouth from Christchurch return by road in pricate mini van. Pete and John will be at the station to help you find seats and get the all-important coffee order in for after departure.
Package Highlights
8 Days Christchurch - Tranz Alpine (return from Greymouth by road) - Picton (Coastal Pacific) - Wellington - Auckland.  
Day to Day Itinerary
Day 1, Thursday 20th May 2021 Meet and greet with John and Pete at a Christchurch bar for a drink and nibbles. Accommodation for 2 nights in Christchurch at Golden Star Motel
Day 2, Friday 21st May 2021 Depart Christchurch Station to Greymouth on Tranz Alpine Departing at 0815 arriving at 1305. We will have an hour or so in Greymouth before returning to Christchurch by road
Day 3, Saturday 22nd May 2021 Christchurch day. Expoler the Garden City on the city Tramways.  
Day 4, Sunday 23rd May 2021

Depart Christchurch to Picton on the Coastal Pacific. Depart 0700, Arrive 12:40. Group meal in Picton at DA Barn Restaurant (food is covered, drinks additional).

We will pick you up from the motel to drop at the station at 0630. Accommodation in Picton for 1 night at Picton Yacht Club

Day 5, Monday 24th May 2021

Scenic cruise in Marlborough Sounds with Marlborough Touring Company including morning tea and mussels. Depart hotel at 0930 to walk to the wharf, takes 4 minutes. Interislander ferry crossing to Wellington. Depart 1415, Arrive 1745

Shuttles will pick us up from the ferry terminal and take us to the hotel. Accommodation in Wellington for 2 nights at Distinction Wellington Hotel.

Day 6, Tuesday 25th May 2021 Half day food tour with Food and Spice Odyssey around Wellington. Depart from the hotel at 0930. The tour is all done in vans so there is not walking involved over long distances.
Day 7, Wednesday 26th May 2021

Shuttles will pick us up from the hotel at 0650. Travel from Wellington to Auckland on the Northern Explorer. Depart 0755, Arrive 1909.

Shuttles will pick us up at Auckland Strand Station and take us to the hotel.

This is the end of the tour.

Accommodation in Auckland for 1 night at Nesuto Stadium Hotel, 40 Beach Road.

 

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