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Explore the top of the South Island in ultimate style

11 Days Departs 4th April 2024 | All-Inclusive Escorted Small-Group Tour | Christchurch, TranzAlpine Rail Journey, Hokitika, Punakaiki, Nelson, Abel Tasman National Park, Blenheim, Marlborough Sounds, Kaikõura

Discover pristine New Zealand.

Enjoy luxurious accommodation, fabulous cuisine and impeccable service on this special Travel Masters & The Travel Studio small group tour specifically tailored to provide the highest level of comfort, service and quality without compromise.

Travel business-class in a state-of-the-art, purpose-built Ultimate Coach, featuring 20 luxury leather seats, panoramic viewing, onboard restroom, extensive onboard features and a level of comfort unparalleled by any other vehicle.

4.5 Star Hotel Accommodation

You will stay at a selection of boutique hotels in unique locations, or large hotels with a spirited ambience that suits the location. Enjoy a premium level of comfort, extensive guest facilities and thoughtful touches that create a long-lasting experience.


  • Return flights to Christchurch from Brisbane
  • Professional Coach Captain & services of an experienced senior Travel Masters escort
  • Personalised Meet and Greet on arrival
  • Return airport transfers in New Zealand
  • 10 Nights 4.5 star accommodation
  • Most meals
  • Hotel porterage
  • 1 Rail Journey & 3 Cruises
  • Sightseeing and prepaid attractions
  • An Optional Tours Programme
  • Travel Masters Documentation Pack

Scenic Highlights & Walks

  • Historic French Village of Akaroa
  • Lake Brunner
  • Brunner Mine Site
  • Hokitika Gorge*
  • Punakaiki Pancake Rocks*
  • Cape Foulwind walkway*
  • Buller Gorge
  • Seaside town of Kaiteriteri
  • Abel Tasman National Park*
  • Marlborough Wine Region
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Coastal town of Kaikōura
    *Fitness level: Moderate

TranzAlpine Rail Journey

The TranzAlpine rail journey is an iconic New Zealand adventure – voted one of the most scenic train journeys in the world. The highlight section of this journey is travelling the edges of the ice-fed Waimakariri River (spectacular ice-blue in colour), including the impressive Staircase Viaduct, 75 metres above the river waters. TranzAlpine’s world-class carriages are designed to show off the stunning scenery - centrally heated/air-conditioned with wide side and roof windows, and open-air viewing decks.

Akaroa Harbour Cruise

Akaroa Harbour is a prime location for the rare Hector’s dolphins. Easily spotted by their distinguishable rounded dorsal fins, the Hector’s dolphins are only found in New Zealand waters. Watch while they ride the bow putting on a spectacular show for you.

Abel Tasman NP Cruise

Sit back and relax on this cruise that takes you from lovely Kaiteriteri Beach on full, scenic journey through Abel Tasman National Park. Explore the coastline and discover secluded beaches and bays from the comfort of the boat. Learn about the history of the park and what makes it such a special place to visit. Hear commentary about the region and its inhabitants. The cruise is the best way to experience Abel Tasman National Park, while encountering some of the local wildlife.

Queen Charlotte Sound Cruise

Enjoy some free time in Picton before boarding a luxury vessel. Spend your afternoon cruising past isolated bays, with a unique route on offer each day. Enjoy the informative commentary on this stunning region, and benefit from the skipper’s help spotting the wildlife that frequent these waterways. Reach the Furneaux Lodge for a specialty lunch. Explore the grounds, do a short walk or simply drink in the views unti it’s time to cruise back to Picton.

Why Travel Masters?

With over 30 Years' experience, Travel Masters boasts an award-winning team of highly qualified international consultants trained to assist you in all your travel needs.

Having travelled most continents of the world and experienced a number of the most diverse cultural backgrounds known to mankind, Travel Masters offers clients a personalised approach to booking holidays, with extensive personal knowledge and understanding.

Whether it's travelling to tourism meccas or exotic islands, you will be guaranteed a well organised, well paced and memorable holiday.


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  • Australian Travel Centre of the Year
  • State and National Awards for Excellence

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