Railbookers reinstates New Zealand rail holidays

The rail operator has reintroduced New Zealand to its portfolio, with six itineraries spanning eight to 19 days now on offer.

Fuelled by, as president & CEO Frank Marini described, "growing customer demand for independent rail holidays to... the world's top bucket-list destinations," the New Zealand offerings include journeys aboard the Northern Explorer (between Auckland and Wellington), the Coastal Pacific (between Picton and Christchurch) and the Tranzalpine (between Picton and Christchurch).

Alongside the rail adventures, excursions uncover natural wonders, immersive cultural experiences and city/town tours along the way.

Discounts of up to £500 per couple can be unlocked on all New Zealand trips in celebration of the launch.

Tourism New Zealand's general manager for the Americas and Europe, Sarah Handley, described the itineraries as "an easy and immersive way to see the best of New Zealand's landscapes."