Christchurch Packages

 

 

The Great Journeys of New Zealand has announced the return of the TranzAlpine service which will operate on weekends form the 4th of July and everyday of the upcoming holidays, 4th to 17th July. This is exciting news and we are keen to showcase this incredible journey to you.

The Coastal Pacific train between Christchurch and Picton is scheduled to return in late September, this service does not operate in the winter.

The Northern Explorer service between Auckland and Wellington, remains out of service at this point in time.

Book with us today to get your journey started.

We will keep our website updated.

Dunedin Railways are no longer operating the Taieri Gorge Railway, this has been sadly cancelled until further notice therefore we are no longer able to offer the Taieri Gorge Railway as part of the Rail itinerary. 

All below itineraries can be custom made and adjust to suit your interests and requirements

3 days / 2 nights Mid Canterbury Experience   

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          Mid Canty                             

From $ 609.00 for 2 people (without Hot air Balloon), or $ 1499.00 for 2 people (including Hot Air Balloon)   

Package Inclusions: 2 nights accommodation in Methven, bottle of wine, Rakaia Gorge Jet boat, hot air balloon experience. Optional to add a 3rd night to enjoy the walking trails in the Canterbury foothills or take a scenic drive to Geraldine, rental car if required

This is the perfect Canterbury getaway from Christchurch for couples of families.

Mid Canterbury has so much to offer. Beautiful walks, golf, jet boat rides, skiing at Mt Hutt, bike trails, excellent cafes and restaurants and one of the regions newest attractions hot air ballooning.

If you don’t have much time spare this is the perfect package for you. Add a bottle of wine and a local cheese platter for sheer perfection.

As an extra special addition we can arrange a Mid Canterbury farm stay to experience life on the farm in the Canterbury foothills, farm stay packages include dinner, bed and breakfast and a farm tour. 

 

3 days / 2 nights - The Mackenzie Country Experience

 

Prices start from $ 1090.00 for 2 people

Package Inclusions: 2 nights stay at Glentanner Park in a basic cabin, bottle of wine and Scenic Grand Traverse Flight from Lake Tekapo with Air Safairs for 2. Scenic Helicopter flights also available from Glentanner Park if preferred. 

Enjoy the splendour of the Mackenzie Country in all its charm and beauty. Glentanner Park is the prime spot to relax and base yourselves before exploring the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park.

Air Safaris offer one of New Zealand's greatest scenic flights. Fly above Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki around the peaks of the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park and views down the West Coast Glaciers at Tai Poutini National Park. The 50 minute flight is an unbeatable experience, few operators show you as much as Air Safaris. This is a once in a lifetime experience not to be missed. 

Walking trails, stargazing and scenic high country flights are just a few of the best ways to explore this stunning region.

 

3 days / 2 nights Christchurch – Discover The West Coast 

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Greymouth (TranzAlpine) – Punakaiki – Christchurch

Package prices start from $ 1095.00 for 2 people

Package inclusions: Christchurch Tramway tickets for 2, bottle of wine, vehicle transfer to Greymouth, 2 nights accommodation at Breakers B&B, homemade pizza or antipasto on first night, One Way Tranz Alpine Tickets from Christchurch to Greymouth or vice versa 

The perfect trip away from Christchurch is to the other side of the South Island on the West Coast. Drive over or take the Tranz Alpine to Greymouth, explore the wilderness of the West Coast at Hokitika Gorge, Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki or up State Highway 6 to the Westport, one of the country’s most stunning roads.

Accommodation at the beautiful Breakers B&B, a less than 15 minute drive from Greymouth, with stunning seaviews from your room. Relax on the balcony with a homemade pizza or antipasto to go with a good bottle of wine. 

Visit the tree top walk and Hokitika Gorge to the south and east of Hokitika. Even grab yourself some local jade to take home with you as a momento.

We can do this package without the train if it's preferred, talk to us to find out more. 

                               

The best of North Canterbury

3 days Christchurch – Kaikoura (return via Hanmer Springs) – Christchurch 

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Package inclusions: 2 nights at Ocean Ridge, Kaikoura, bottle of wine, scenic whale watch flight for 2 and a 1 hour jet boat ride for 2 at Hanmer Springs. Prices from $ 968.00 for 2 people

Kaikoura has recovered so well following the 2016 Earthquake, State Highway 1 and the railway line up the east coast has been rebuilt and passes some stunning coastal settings on the way north or south. This is a great package to escape the bright lights for a couple of nights. 

A scenic flight to see whales and dolphins is a spectacular way to see the great ocean creatures from above. Something many may not think about doing but this is something a bit different and very special. 

Before you head back to Christchurch take the inland scenic route for a jet boat ride at Hanmer Springs , this is an awesome way to cap off a couple of days away. 

Return to Christchurch is an easy 90 minute drive. 

                                     

 7 – 10 days Christchurch – Dunedin – Bluff – Te Anau (Milford or Doubtful Sound) – Wanaka – Mount Cook or Lake Tekapo – Christchurch 

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This is a wonderful itinerary to take in the best of the South Island. There are so many options and things to do on the way.

Take your time heading south to Dunedin from where you can take in the local entertainment scene or relax in the hotel before heading out to Larnach Castle or the Albatross or blue penguin Colony’s at Godley Heads, there are few better ways to get this close to nature at its best. Within Dunedin itself there are a number of great attractions such as the Otago Settler’s Museum, New Zealand Sports Museum and the Chinese Gardens just to name a few.

Drive the Catlins Scenic route to Southland via Nugget Point, as a nice detour on the way. Beautiful  coastal forests, beaches, walks aplenty on the way, you may be lucky enough to find seals relaxing on the beach and penguins. The Catlins is almost a hidden gem with many New Zealanders haven’t not been there. Stop at the end of State Highway  at Bluff’s Sterling Point for the night, a great spot with a fabulous restaurant next door, The Oyster Café, if you like your seafood there are few better places to be in the country than in Bluff.

Bluff to Te Anau (via State Highway 99) is a stunning coastal road along the south coast heading towards Te Anau and the Fiordland National Park. Enjoy a trip to Milford or Doubtful Sound, a bucket list item for so many domestic and international visitors.

Enjoy a few days kicking back in Central Otago in Wanaka or Queenstown, take in the sights and sounds or simply relax and enjoy the views.

Return to Christchurch through the Aoraki / Mount Cook or Lake Tekapo for a night before making your way back to Christchurch.

 

 

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