Dunedin Packages

 

Dunedin

The Great Journeys of New Zealand has announced the return of the TranzAlpine service, running between Christchurch and Greymouth, 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 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 adjusted to suit your interests and requirements

Under The Stars Package

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2 days Dunedin – Mount Cook (including Stargazing) – Dunedin 

Package prices from $ 1090.00 for 2 adults

Package inclusions: 2 nights stay in a basic cabin at Glentanner Park, Mount Cook, a bottle of wine and Air Safaris Grand Traverse scenic flight from Lake Tekapo

A couple of days in the Mackenzie is the perfect way to stretch your legs or kick back. Enjoy a stargazing tour at Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park and the various walks and hiking trails also available to explore.

One of the New Zealand's best scenic flights can be found here. Air Safaris' Grand Traverse of Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki as well as the Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park, Tai Poutini Westland National park and its glaciers and the Mackenzie Basin. This is a once in a lifetime chance to do something extra special and top off a wonderful few days away. 

A couple of nights away is the perfect couples or family escape, even if it’s just a few days.

 

The Great Southern Package

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5 days / 4 nights Dunedin – Bluff - Te Anau (for Milford / Doubtful Sound) – Queenstown – Dunedin 

Package prices from $ 1649.00 for 2 adults 

Package Inclusions: 1 night accommodation bed and breakfast at Lands End Boutique Hotel in Bluff, 2 nights accommodation in a deluxe room including breakfast at Distinction Luxmore Te Anau, Nature cruise at Milford Sound for 2 adults, bottle of wine, Te Anau glowworm cave cruise for 2, 1 night stay at Willowbrook near Queenstown, Earnslaw steamship cruise for 2 Adults

Travel from Dunedin along the Southern Scenic route through the Catlins Forest Park to end up at the end of State Highway 1 in Bluff. Enjoy a night stay at our fabulous boutique hotel overlooking Foveaux Strait and Stirling Point. Some of the best seafood can be found at Oyster Cove restaurant next door. 

Continue your journey west through Invercargill, stop off at the Bill Richardson Transport World if old machinery is your thing, (even if it's not this place if worth a look), and along State Highway 99 to Te Anau. Take a cruise to the wonderful glowworm caves, quite an experience, especially in the evening. 

Enjoy a Nature Cruise with Mitre Peak Cruises at Milford Sound and a second night in Te Anau before heading up the road to Queenstown and Central Otago. There are few better ways to see Lake Wakatipu than onboard the Earnslaw steamship to Walter Peak station. 

 Round Trip Dunedin Package 1                                                    

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5 days / 4 nights Dunedin – Christchurch – Kaikoura – Methven – Dunedin 

Package prices from $ 1599.00 for 2 adults

Package inclusions: 1 night accommodation and breakfast at The Classic Villa hotel in Christchurch, Christchurch Tramway and Gondola tickets for 2 adults, bottle of wine, 2 nights accommodation at Ocean Ridge in Kaikoura, Whale watch flight with Kaikoura Air for 2, 1 hour jet boat ride at Hanmer Springs for 2, 1 night accommodation in Methven 

(Whale Watch cruises will be offered on confirmation of Whale Watch Kaikoura restarting following the Covid 19 lockdown)

This is a wonderful itinerary from Dunedin for around a few action filled days.

Travel up to Christchurch at Leisure for a night before enjoying the city with a tour on the historic Christchurch Tramways and a ride up the Christchurch Gondola. Drive to Kaikoura with a stop at one or two of the Waipara wineries on the way north, you can indulge in wine tasting or even stop for lunch, there are many options available for lunch stops.

Take an easy scenic drive to Kaikoura to do a scenic flight Whale Watching, this is an incredible experience or perhaps a round of golf right next to the resort.

Head inland to Hanmer Springs to enjoy a 1 hour jet boat ride down the Waiau River before continuing south inland to Methven to enjoy a bit of local small town NZ hospitality in the wonderful resort town. There is an option to do a farm stay in the Mid Canterbury area, please enquire about this option.

 Round Trip Dunedin Package 2 

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                                                                   5 days Dunedin – Wanaka – West Coast – TranzAlpine to Christchurch – Dunedin 

An easy drive to Wanaka to enjoy the scenery in the resort town before heading up to the Glaciers through the Haast Pass. Enjoy a night at the Glaciers listening to the birdsong in the morning, this is very special.

Head north to Greymouth to meet the TranzAlpine train to Christchurch. We can arrange for your car to be brought to Christchurch for you so it is waiting at the other end for your arrival off the train.

Enjoy a couple of nights in Christchurch enjoying the Botanic Gardens, City Tram tour and ride up the Gondola perhaps. There are a number of excellent cafes and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets.

 

 

 

 

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