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Please note: We are transitioning to a new Scenic Escape booking system and packages are temporarily unavailable. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Whether it’s whale watching in Kaikoura, walking Mt Ruapehu or soaking in the natural beauty of the West Coast, KiwiRail Scenic Journeys brings you the best experiences that NZ has to offer. Along with a comfortable train journey through scenic landscapes, each package focuses on an iconic kiwi experience and the finest local accommodation when an overnight stay is needed.
We've personally checked out all these packages to ensure quality is maintained and the little things aren’t overlooked. For example, transfers are included in most of our packages so there’s no chance of ending up stranded. If you have questions about our packages you can check out our FAQ's or contact us.
Scenic Escape packages can only be booked online.
Train to Greymouth & stay a few nights, an ideal way to explore “the coast”. From just $228 pp (share twin).
Lake Brunner Day Out
Take the TranzAlpine to Moana (Lake Brunner) and enjoy lunch at the Station Cafe. From just $305 pp.
Drive one of the most scenic roads and experience the West Coast. From just $545 pp (share twin).
Start or finish your Scenic train journey in style in Christchurch city. From just $265 pp (share twin).
Visit the West Coast and relive a 19th-century gold-mining town. From just $545 pp (share twin).
Take the train to Hamilton and start discovering the mighty Waikato. From just $153 pp (share twin).
Discover world class luxury in the heart of New Zealand, from just $328 pp (share twin).
It’s the coolest little capital in the world, come and see for yourself. From just $253 pp (share twin).
Chateau Two Nighter
Break your trip on the Northern Explorer at Chateau Tongariro, from just $418 pp (share twin).
Auckland City Break
Sail into the city of sails on the Northern Explorer train. From just $298 pp (share twin).
National Park Breaks
Explorer the wilderness of Mt Ruapehu and the volcanic plateau. From just $260 pp (share twin).
Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton and Te Puia Tour
Explore these amazing destinations. From just $1083 pp (share twin).
Kaikoura whale watching
Get up close and personal with the whales and other marine life in Kaikoura. From just $285 pp.
Enjoy a unique opportunity to engage with dolphins in their natural environment. From just $428 pp (share twin).