Set across two main islands, each with their own particular charms and spectacular scenery, Aotearoa or Land of the Long White Cloud, is diverse in landscape and inhabitants. Connecting one island with the other, the Interislander Ferry is a spectacular journey in itself through the beautiful Marlborough Sounds. And then there are the train journeys; the Northern Explorer from Auckland to capital Wellington, the Coastal Pacific running down the rugged East Coast of the South Island from Picton to Christchurch, and the world-famous TranzAlpine from Christchurch over the Southern Alps to Greymouth.
From north to south, discover the best of New Zealand on this essential itinerary, taking in the country's diverse cities, jaw-dropping landscapes and unforgettable train journeys, including the world-famous TranzAlpine.
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