Experience overview

Explore New Zealand's wonders with a scenic ride through the Southern Alps on the iconic TranzAlpine train. Trek through the Redwood forests of the North Island, home to unique kiwi wildlife. Sip on exquisite Pinot Noir wines in the picturesque Marlborough Sounds, and witness the awe-inspiring cascades of Milford Sound. Get ready for an adventure-packed journey in the heart of New Zealand's natural beauty!


  • Journey through the Southern Alps on the renowned TranzAlpine train, experiencing the breathtaking beauty of New Zealand by rail.
  • Encounter unique New Zealand wildlife, such as kiwis, while trekking through the enchanting Redwood forests of the North Island.
  • Indulge your taste buds in the Marlborough Sounds, savoring the rich flavors of Pinot Noir wines amid stunning surroundings.
  • Marvel at the mesmerizing cascading waterfalls of Milford Sound, a natural spectacle that will leave you in awe.

Auckland - Rotorua - Wellington - Blenheim - Kaikoura - Christchurd - Queenstown

Sample Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive in Auckland

Day 1: Arrive in Auckland, the 'City of Sails.' Explore the twin harbors and rich maritime history. Stroll the waterfront, watching ferries ply to and from surrounding islands.

Day 2

Day 2: Depart bustling Auckland for the lush countryside. Stop in Matamata to explore the filming site of Lord of the Rings in Hobbiton. Continue to Rotorua, known for its geothermal wonders.

Day 3
Explore Rotorua's

Day 3: Explore Rotorua's geothermal treasures at Te Puia, home to the largest active geyser in the Southern Hemisphere. Learn about Māori culture and history on a guided walk.

Day 4
Fly to Wellington

Day 4: Fly to Wellington, New Zealand's capital. Explore art galleries, hydrangea gardens, and Māori culture at Te Papa museum. Venture to Zealandia to spot the elusive kiwi.

Day 5
North to the South Island

Day 5: Take a ferry from the North to the South Island through Marlborough Sounds. Arrive in Picton and drive to the wine region of Marlborough for a foggy but warm climate wine experience.

Day 6
Cycle through Blenheim

Day 6: Cycle through Blenheim, the main hub for New Zealand's food and wine culture. Explore local cafés, restaurants, and shops amid the vineyards.

Day 7
Drive to Kaikoura

Day 7: Drive to Kaikoura, a coastal town known for its mountains meeting the ocean. Board a catamaran to spot sperm whales and bottlenose dolphins in the nutrient-rich waters.

Day 8
Depart Kaikoura for Christchurch

Day 8: Depart Kaikoura for Christchurch. Explore the Greta Valley and, if inclined, stop at a winery in the Waipara wine region.

Day 9
Enjoy leisure time in the revitalized

Day 9: Enjoy leisure time in the revitalized city of Christchurch. Explore Hagley Park, the Avon River, and the city's museums. Conclude the day with a three-course dinner on a vintage dining tram.

Day 10
Christchurch to Greymouth

Day 10: Travel on the TranzAlpine train from Christchurch to Greymouth, passing through Arthur's Pass and the Southern Alps. Collect your vehicle and head to Franz Josef Glacier.

Day 11

Day 11: Hike to the terminal face of Franz Josef Glacier and drive along the west coast. Make stops at Lake Matheson and Roaring Billy waterfalls before arriving in Queenstown.

Day 12
Fly to Milford Sound

Day 12: Fly to Milford Sound on a light aircraft for a cruise through towering peaks, black waters, and forest-covered cliffs. Return to Queenstown by air.

Day 13
eisure in Queenstown

Day 13: Spend your final day at leisure in Queenstown. Choose from jetboat rides, mountain hikes, steamboat cruises, four-wheel drive adventures, or wine tasting in Otago's vineyards.

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An amazing trip out together by Stephen at My Way Travel! This was our second trip ( went to Vietnam and Cambodia 2019). Stephen is great to work with- very flexible and listens to what we wanted to do. This trip was originally scheduled for April 2020. A honest company that asked if I wanted my deposit back and I said no - that I would use it in a future trip! How many companies around the world did this???? We had great guides In Bangkok and Chiang Rai and Chiang Rai. Fon was full of energy and fun in Bangkok. Ann was one of the best guides I have ever had- she took us to a couple of places not noted on the tour. We went for a hike at a waterfall and visited the cave where the Thai boys were rescued in the cave. Both Ann and Fon gave us wonderful suggestions for restaurants. I would absolutely recommend Stephen and My Way Travel! We plan to use him again in planning Bali!
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Our group of 26 people traveled to Japan & Thailand with My Way Travel, and had an incredible time. This was our third trip with My Way Travel and the trip was planned perfectly with every detail accounted for. Our tour guides were exceptional in every way. They exuded a warmth and friendliness that immediately put us at ease, making our trip more enjoyable. Not only were they amiable, but they also had extensive knowledge about the places we visited. We would highly recommend My Way Travel to anyone planning a trip to Asia.
July 28, 2023
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