Discover New Zealand’s 15 diverse geographical regions with a customisable ‘Book As You Go’ rail travel, scenic coach, ferry and sightseeing pass. Enjoy the country’s variety of landscapes with its rivers and lakes, rugged bush-clad terrain, and the North Island's magnificent volcanoes and vast ski fields of Whakapapa and Turoa with our Rail Bus Scenic Pass.
Go down to the South Island to see its great southern lakes, rivers, hardy alpine bush, the ever-popular glaciers of the West Coast, the vast ski fields of Wanaka, Queenstown and Mt. Hutt, the mighty Southern Alps, and the iconic fiords of the Milford and Doubtful Sounds. Experience these stunning destinations at your own pace and enjoy greater value as you travel to more places.
See the natural wonders of New Zealand, and enjoy genuine savings with the benefits of coach and rail travel to some of the country’s renowned tourism regions and locations with the Rail Bus Scenic Pass. This pass is specially made for the independent traveller – whether small groups, families or individuals – going to the same destinations together on the same routes, to make the most of their New Zealand holiday.
With your New Zealand Rail Bus Scenic Pass, you can travel on New Zealand's three long distance passenger trains: The Northern Explorer servicing Auckland-Wellington; the Coastal Pacific operating between Picton and Christchurch; and the Tranz Alpine connecting Christchurch and Greymouth.
The New Zealand Rail Bus Scenic Pass will also connect you with Interislander ferry services from Wellington to Picton, and bring you from Paihia in the North Island to Invercargill in the South Island, and any stop in between, including the magical Waitomo Caves and the majestic Mt. Cook, via scenic bus and coach services. With this pass, you can join selected sightseeing tours in Paihia in the beautiful Bay of Islands, Auckland, Waitomo Caves and Rotorua, and board the return coach traveling between Milford Sound and Queenstown.
Meals, accommodation, entrance fees and the Milford Sound boat cruise are not included in the Rail Bus Scenic Pass.
Each traveller should have his or her own New Zealand Rail Bus Scenic pass. Contact our New Zealand team for reservations to secure your seat on the train, ferry and bus. Reservations should be sent 24 hours before your date of travel, and are subject to availability.
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