Your Itinerary

rail, whales & wine


from $1,759 per person

Embrace the romance of slow travel and savour the finer things in life on this 10 day self drive loop from Christchurch. Marvel at pristine National parks, travel the iconic TranzAlpine Rail, come face to face with the giants of the sea and savour wine from the award winning Cloudy Bay winery.



  • 2 nights Christchurch
  • TranzAlpine Rail from Christchurch to Greymouth
  • 9 day car hire from Greymouth to Christchurch
  • 1 night Punakaiki
  • 2 nights Nelson


  • Abel Tasman walk and cruise 
  • 2 nights Blenheim
  • Cloudy Bay Tailor Made Tour
  • 2 nights Kaikoura
  • Whale watching cruise

Travel Dates

01 – 30 Sept 22

01 Oct – 31 Dec 22

01 Jan – 31 Mar 23


Blackout Dates

24 Dec 22 – 05 Jan 23

Book By

30 June 22

top end south island

The TranzAlpine is a passenger train often regarded to be one of the world’s great train journeys for the scenery through which it passes. The journey is 223 kilometres one-way, taking almost five hours. Ascend the Southern Alps travelling coast to coast in style from the Canterbury Plains across Arthurs Pass and disembarking in Greymouth.

Punakaiki is a small community on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand situated between Westport and Greymouth. The community lies on the edge of the Paparoa National Park. The area is known for it’s rugged coastline with the main attraction being  Pancake Rocks. These natural structures is surrounded by coastal forest, canyons, caves and pristine rivers.

Nelson is a picturesque city at the top of the South Island on the shores of Tasman Bay. It’s known for local arts and crafts and art galleries. It’s also a popular base for nearby caving sites, vineyards and Abel Tasman National Park.