Sir Edmund Hillary South Island Rail & Coach tour 2022

$ / per person

A return journey between Kingston & Fairlight on the iconic Kingston Flyer steam train will be the icing on the cake for all rail fans. From Invercargill to Kaikoura, your rail journey continues with two magnificent heritage 1950”s DA locomotives in an impressive & powerful double-header formation. From Kaikoura to Marlborough, you will be hauled under a full head of steam by the historic WW1 memorial steam locomotive Ab609 Passchendaele, named in honour of our fallen soldiers at the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917.  A journey of a lifetime from Christchurch via Arthur’s Pass, Franz Josef, Te Anau, Milford Sound, Queenstown, Dunedin, Aoraki/Mt Cook, Kaikoura and Marlborough

Included attractions:

  • Tranz Alpine rail journey
  • Franz Josef Hotel Pools
  • Walter Peak Homestead
  • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw
  • Arrowtown Lakes District museum
  • Milford Sound day trip & cruise
  • Takahe Sanctuary
  • High Tea & Castle tour at Larnach Castle
  • Celebrity guest speaker, Peter Hillary
  • Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre at Aoraki/Mt Cook,
  • Tram ride in Christchurch
  • International Antarctic centre
  • Visit to the Store, Kekerengu

Meal inclusions:

  • 12 Cooked breakfasts
  • 10 sumptuous dinners
  • High Tea at Larnach Castle
  • Gourmet BBQ lunch at Walter Peak Homestead.

“Great news for passengers based in Christchurch”.  

‘The Sir Edmund Hillary Explorer’ Rail & Coach Tour is excited to introduce a 10-day tour from Christchurch (return) departing now in October 2022, new dates being finalised (returning back to Christchurch). Now is the time to book on board the Sir Edmund Hillary Explorer, an epic rail and coach tour of a lifetime.

Our Covid policy for client peace of mind: If due to COVID, we are forced to cancel the "Sir Edmund Hillary Explorer" tour, then we will either provide refunds or postpone and defer bookings to a later date. If, for example, passengers were stranded in their city of origin at Alert Level 3 or 4 and were unable to make their way to departure point (Christchurch) to start the tour, then we would provide a refund or credit them for the next tour. Note that we are permitted to continue with the tour at Alert Level 2 as we are not considered public transport.  Subject to terms & conditions of Pounamu tourism and YOU Travel.

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